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Information from 2013 conference
Please visit the final program and click on the session of interest to download these materials. Also visit speaker bios.

Media coverage of the 2013 Maine Beaches Conference:

The Working Waterfront What Maine can learn from Superstorm Sandy
Free Press Keeping a lookout for marine invaders
Associated Press Maine Beaches Conference to focus on lessons from Sandy
York County Coast Star Lawsuit over access to Goose Rocks Beach highlighted at conference
MPBN Maine Beaches Conference kicking off
WCSH6 (NBC) Maine lesson's from Sandy's destructive path
WMTW (ABC) Maine Beaches Conference held in South Portland
WGME (CBS) Maine Beaches Conference held in South Portland

Bonus for Professionals!
Continuing Education Units are available for teachers, APA credits for planners, and training credits for Code Enforcement Officers - contact for more information. Following the conference, if you need the information to apply for credits, please contact

2013 Maine Beaches Conference in review

The Maine Beaches Conference provides continuing opportunities for communication and exchange of the most current information among beach stakeholders with diverse interests, and presents the findings from the state’s beach monitoring programs.

2013 MBC headlines:

  • MBC's first Call for Presentations was a great success generating 38 submissions from a wide range of beach stakeholders. 
  • And thanks to the Board of the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund for their recent support of the 2013 Maine Beaches Conference!
  • Welcome to our first-time Steering Committee members - Bill Walsh of Walsh Engineering and Paige Farmer of the Maine Beaches Association!  

For More Information:
Contact Conference Coordinator, Kristen Grant, Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension., 207-646-1555 x115

2013 Partners and *Sponsors:

Catalysis Adaptation Partners

Maine Beaches Association

Maine Coastal Program *

Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Maine Geological Survey *

Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund *

Maine Sea Grant *

Ogunquit Conservation Commission *

Southern Maine Community College **

Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission *

Surfrider Northern New England *

University of Maine Cooperative Extension *

Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve *

Walsh Engineering Associates*

and Coastal Property Owners from Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, & Scarborough

Steering Committee Members:

Jake Aman
Iver Carlsen
Annie Cox
Steve Dickson
Paige Farmer
Kristen Grant (conference coordinator)
Chris Hoffman
Mike Horn
Kathleen Leyden
Keri Kaczor
Tom Long
JT Lockman (chair)
Marybeth Richardson
Catherine Schmitt
Nancy Veihmann (vice chair)
Bill Walsh