Water ethics focus of conference

BELFAST — “Reclaiming the Water Commons: Water Ethics and Nature Rights in Maine” is the theme of the 10th Annual ESTIA EcoPeace Conference, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

The all-day symposium features speakers, roundtable discussions and several performances. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with an opening ceremony scheduled for 8:30.

Following the ceremony, John Bear Mitchell, a storyteller from the Penobscot Nation, will share a story on water themes just prior to John Bank’s talk, which will take place from 9:15 to 10.

The conference represents a diversity of views on the “ethics of the water commons and nature rights” and also addresses the concerns of the Penobscot Nation on issues involving the Penobscot River Watershed.

Eight artists from the Bangor area and Downeast Maine will display artworks relating to the theme of water during the event. The day will conclude with a half-hour musical performance by noted flute maker and musician Hawk Henries from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

The cost of the conference is $35 per person and $25 for students and seniors.

To register or to request a disability accommodation, contact Diana McSorley at 338-8000.

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