Awesome Benthic Barriers Workshop!

Last Saturday Jim Chandler who has been a pioneer of benthic  barrier design conducted a very interesting/informative workshop here at Collins Pond!

Jim has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to environmental education as a National Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator, Maine Science Teacher of the Year and  a winner of the Maine Environmental Education Association Lifetime Achievement Award.  We were very fortunate to have him conduct a workshop for us.

Everyone who attended had the opportunity to create and take home a 5’x5′ clam shell or a 10’x10′ mat for use in front of their waterfront area.  For those who could not attend we still have some supplies left to create more mats and Margaret is willing to help you build your own.  Please contact Margaret Cardoza at if interested.