Kennebec Land Trust to Present Water Quality Lecture

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The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) presents its annual environmental lecture, Water Quality of the Estuary, at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. The lecture will detail KELT’s water sampling and water quality programs begun in 2012. Program highlights, collaborations, and results will be shared by KELT’s Project Coordinator Ruth Indrick and Bowdoin College Professor Michèle LaVinge’s marine biogeochemistry class.

The Kennebec Estuary is where the fresh waters that flow into Merrymeeting Bay and out along the lower Kennebec River meet and mix with the salty water of the Gulf of Maine. A rich and diverse habitat, it is important to understand natural and human-made impacts on this environment, especially as the estuary supports various fishing and tourism industries in the region.