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Evening Program: Merrimack River Evolution

May 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us as John Macone presents the fascinating story of the Merrimack River’s evolution. This interactive slideshow looks at the dynamic forces that have created and changed the river; along the way, you’ll learn something new about the Merrimack. The program explores the forces that changed the river from its turbulent emergence from the Ice Age 14,000 years ago to its vital role as a food supply, highway and industrial power source for humans – and finally, the ongoing efforts to return it to a clean and healthy watershed. At the conclusion, members of the Alliance of Climate & Environmental Stewards (ACES) will join John to facilitate a Q & A dialogue about opportunities to contribute to these efforts.

John Macone is Acting Director and Outreach Specialist for the Merrimack River Watershed Council, former editor of The Daily News of Newburyport, and co-author of the book “Plum Island and Salisbury Memories.”

Spaces in the refuge’s 85-seat auditorium will be filled on a first come, first served basis. This free evening program is sponsored by the Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Parker River NWR. NO preregistration for this program.


May 21, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Parker River National Wildlife Refuge


Parker River NWR Headquarters/Visitor Center
6 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, 01950 United States
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