A special message from the Friends’ Executive Director, Tamara Whitmore, concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Keep calm and carry on,” the WWII-era British motivational slogan, has been one of my favorite mantras since I first heard it about 10 years ago. Recently, the phrase re-emerged in popular culture (and it seemed to be everywhere, diminishing its uniqueness). With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, however, I can’t think of a more apt mantra. Although we might want to add a qualifier: keep calm and carry on, at a distance! 

To do our part—and to adhere to both Maine and federal guidelines—our offices remain closed until further notice. While we still cannot fully comprehend the scope of the pandemic’s impact on our communities (and our economy), we want you to rest assured that we are still here! The Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed is continuing to work diligently on our mission to protect our waters through education and conservation. And we would love to hear from you! We encourage you to offer your concerns, questions, and observations as we navigate these uncertain times. Our contact information is provided below, and you can stay up to date via our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.

Wishing you well today, in the days to come, and until we can meet out on the lake once again!

Tamara Whitmore
Executive Director


Education and Outreach:
Cami Wilbert, Education & Outreach Director

Plant Control & Survey, Fundraising, and Membership:
Toni Pied, Director of Development & Membership

All Other Matters:
Tamara Whitmore, Executive Director