BRUNSWICK — The head of the Quimby Family Foundation, who led efforts to support President Obama’s designation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters as a national monument, will speak at Bowdoin College Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m.
Lucas St. Claire, who lives in Portland, in 2011 took over the operation of his family’s foundation, which manages 125,000 acres of land in northern Maine. Obama made the controversial decision to protect more than 87,000 acres by executive order in August. Forming the park was strongly opposed by some area residents, while St. Claire argued that the action both preserved valuable wilderness and would present new economic opportunities.
The lecture is free and will take place in the college’s Moulton Union main lounge.