Communicating the Essence of Conservation and Community, Apr 21

Alix Hopkins will present "A Park is a Gift: Communicating the Essence of Conservation and Community" at College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Tuesday, April 21, at 4 pm.

Conservationist, author, and communications consultant Alix Hopkins will share stories of her work in collaborative conservation. These experiences extend from her back yard in Pownal, all the way to the Middle East by way of urban and rural projects in Maine, in the U.S., and abroad. The talk will focus on translating the essence of this work, finding common ground, transcending differences, and discovering the threads that weave throughout.

During more than 30 years in community development and land conservation, Hopkins has honed her collaborative leadership and communication skills through a variety of projects and organizations— local to international — and as staff, board member, volunteer, and consultant. As the first director of Portland Trails, she guided a 100-year-old community vision of linking people with green spaces to reality.

This success led her to write "Groundswell: Stories of Saving Places, Finding Community" (Trust for Public Land, 2005), a guide for emerging citizen leaders.

She currently is working on advancing an urban riverwalk in Biddeford and on a new book of stories from the Middle East.

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