We have led the effort to protect coastal habitat for fisheries and wildlife since 2008.
New brochure: "Rockweed, what's the controversy?"
Scientific report: Sustainable seaweed cutting?
Our Mission: The Rockweed Coalition/Save Our Seaweed promotes conservation of intertidal marine habitat, including rockweed, to protect Maine's fisheries and wildlife.
What We've Achieved
- Led efforts to pass the Cobscook Bay Rockweed Management Area law with support from fishermen, the Passamaquoddy Tribe, towns, Washington County, landowners, scientists and other residents.
- Awarded grants from Toyota/National Audubon through TogetherGreen and Eastern Maine Conservation Initiative for documentary films on the importance of rockweed habitat to the marine ecosystem. Our film about Maine rockweed was chosen for international showings as part of the Beneath the Waves Film Festival. Watch our short film, Maine's Rockweed Forest, above, and see other films we've made!
- Encouraged other conservation groups and agencies to support rockweed conservation efforts.
- Attended meetings and provided comment during the creation of the Rockweed Management Plan in 2013-14 and the Report on Recommendations of the Rockweed Working Group for rockweed conservation areas 2014-15.
- Published. Our advising biologist, Dr. Robin Hadlock Seeley, and Dr. Bill Schlesinger, published a scientific paper on rockweed harvest sustainability.