WAYNE — Retired biologist Paul Johnson will give a free presentation about Maine’s newest national monument at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Cary Memorial Library, 17 Old Winthrop Road.

The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, especially along the East Branch, will be highlighted.

Since 2008, Johnson has spent a few days each summer working on a campsite and portage trail stewardship project on a section of the Penobscot River’s East Branch. This has allowed him opportunity to see and appreciate the natural resources and rich history of an area now part of a national monument.

Johnson is a retired fishery biologist, having worked for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in the Moosehead Lake Region. In retirement, he remains committed to efforts to conserve Maine’s natural resources and to maintain their traditional uses. He serves on the board of directors of Maine Woods Forever and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation.

The library is handicapped accessible. For more information, call the library at 685-3612. The snow date will be Saturday, March 11, at 1 p.m. For weather postponement questions, email [email protected].

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