College instructor to present loon talk

Camilla Fecteau of Hiram, a biology instructor at Saint Joseph's College, will present a free talk titled "The Common Loon: Protecting a Symbol of Maine Wilderness" on Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Sebago Lake Ecology Center in Standish.

The talk will discuss the traits and life history of loons, the biggest risks they face and the actions that humans can take to preserve the loon's place on our lakes. While loons have long been a cherished part of Maine, environmental changes threaten their survival and ability to reproduce. The presentation will include lots of pictures and sounds, a Common Loon mount and informative literature and lead-free sinkers to take home.

Registration is required. Call Lynne Richard at 774-5961 x3324 to register. The Sebago Lake Ecology Center is run by the Portland Water District and is located at the corner of Route 35 & Route 237. The entrance is on Route 237.

June 29, 2011
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail cdaniels@sjcme.edu