COVID-19 Announcement


Dear Friends:

“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 onset of the 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—the Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed has closed its offices until further notice. Additionally, in alignment with local school closures through mid-April, we have cancelled our Spring Nature Day Camp for 2020. Cami Wilbert, the Friends’ Education & Outreach Director, will work closely with partnering schools to resume the Watershed Science Program as soon as local schools reopen. 

And while we do not yet understand the lasting impacts of the pandemic on our communities (and our economy), we are moving forward in planning for a “normal” summer, full of conservation and education—while simultaneously drafting contingency plans in preparation for a worst-case scenario. 

Most importantly, we want you to know that we are still here. Your friends at FOCW are continuing to work diligently in 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. In the weeks ahead, we will be featuring additional ways for you to interact with us! 

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

Tamara Whitmore
Executive Director


Cami Wilbert
Education & Outreach Director

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

General Matters:
Tamara Whitmore
Executive Director