Nature Conservancy director to speak

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Kate Dempsey, executive director of The Nature Conservancy in Maine, will speak Tuesday, July 24, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. She will discuss the conservancy’s priorities and share stories of why she’s hopeful for a future where nature and people thrive together.

“Even in the face of very real conservation challenges in Maine, there are plenty of reasons to feel optimistic,” event organizers said. “In Maine, people are acting to restore our rivers and fisheries, keep our forests thriving and reduce the impact from climate change.”

Dempsey received her undergraduate degree in government and sociology from Bowdoin College and received her MA from Tufts University’s Department of Urban and Environmental Policy. She joined the Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy in May 2003, and lives with her family in Bath.

Contact the library at 244-7065.

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