Rally for Sears Island!
October 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friends of Sears Island, along with our friends from Islesboro Islands Trust, Sierra Club Maine, and others, will present a rally for Sears Island on Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the parking lot of Mermaid Plaza, 1 East Main Street in Searsport (the building with the blue roof on the right as you enter town from Belfast). Come learn more about Maine Department of Transportation’s proposal to develop a “Wind Port” in Searsport. They are considering developing Sears Island, one of the largest undeveloped islands on the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., into the hub for building and launching floating offshore wind turbines. This would significantly diminish the island’s ecological, recreational, and economic value, when re-developing Mack Point, an industrial site for more than a century, is a feasible and “greener” option in Penobscot Bay.
If you love Sears Island, make a sign, and show your love! If you have an interest in the future of Sears Island, come learn more and let your voice be heard!
Free hamburgers and hot dogs, starting at noon while they last!
Live traditional and Celtic music with Searsport’s own Sea Strings Community Orchestra, from noon until 2:00 p.m.