Panelists discuss the changing environment of Maine

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships hosts the third and final installment of its Civic Forum series at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., with a panel titled ” Reimagining the North Woods: The Changing Environment of Maine.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Harward Center at 207-786-6202.

The Harward Center’s Civic Forum series explores issues of significance to the Bates community, Maine and beyond.

Maine is at a crossroads as it faces major decisions concerning the future of its North Woods. Pending decisions about development could have significant implications for the environment and growth management both in Maine and nationwide.

The three featured panelists have been thinking creatively about these issues for some time. They are Ted Koffman, director of government relations and summer programs, College of the Atlantic and legislator in the Maine House of Representatives; Matt Polstein, entrepreneur and town councilor from Millinocket; and David Vail, Adams-Catlin Professor of Economics, Bowdoin College.

The Harward Center leads Bates’ efforts in community involvement, including programs in service-learning, community volunteerism and environmental stewardship. The center works with community partners to meet community needs and, in the process, to integrate civic engagement with the Bates educational experience.

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