Chair: Barb Leaf
Specially prepared CBI instructions for volunteers by Lucy Leaf
Watch this 3 minute youtube to review self inspection of your boat/canoe/kayak
Arnold lives in Penobscot, and doesn't mind traveling a little further to be a CBI, especially if he can ride his Honda Goldwing to work. Arnold is a people person, so he enjoys the people he meets at the landing. Retired now after 18 years working at Walmart, he is glad to have paid time working outdoors. As a native Mainer, from Aroostook County as well as the Coastal area, Arnold has fished and hunted all his life and has a keen interest in entomology. Learning about invasive aquatic plants should come easy for Arnold.
This is Steve's 6th year doing CBI for TPA. He lives within walking distance of the landing and keeps an eye on things even when off-duty. CBI helps support his lobstering activities but we know Stephen loves his job ( and the sun too). He probably knows 95% of the boaters including people he knew from working at the Bucksport mill for over 45 years. The regular canine visitors jump all over him but they know to stay clear of his grassy knoll to relieve themselves.
Joe joined us this year, continuing his long-term interest in conservation and protection of our natural surroundings. A resident of Bucksport, he has lived in the area for close to 30 years. Those affiliated with GPMCT will recognize him as an active volunteer over the last decade. Joe is not afraid of the online data transmission CBI's must now get used to, having installed telephone electronics to businesses for many years. Joe grew up on a lake in Mass. and used to sail and kayak, so he is keen to see that our water bodies are protected.
Brad, a resident of Surry, has lived a very active outdoor life including work with underprivileged boys, managing campgrounds and professional trail building at Acadia National Park. He is finding his way to more relaxing work that is related to conservation and might actually enjoy the slower pace of CBI mixed in with some crazy busy days. Brad lives on salt water and enjoys kayaking when he has time, though you might see him out building or repairing trails too.