WASHINGTON — Gibbs Library will host local ecologist Shri Verrill for a virtual presentation and discussion about the new Maine Climate Plan from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 7. The Maine Climate Council submitted its final plans to the legislature and Gov. Mills in December.

The program will introduce audience members to climate change in Maine, the goals and solutions recommended in the Maine Climate Plan, and what’s needed to put the plan in motion to benefit people and the environment. There will be time for questions following the presentation, according to a news release from the Washington library.

Verrill is a wetland scientist and field botanist with a Master of Science degree in Biology from the University of Maine. Her thesis research focused on coastal salt marsh, estuarine ecology, and tidal restoration as a model for sea-level-rise. Verrill has worked with communities in southern, Downeast, and currently, Midcoast Maine to implement fish passage, salt marsh, tidal, and estuarine restoration.

The event is free and meant for a general audience; registration is required.

To register for the online event, visit  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApfuqsqj4iGtbPdqU9OC0PiT7wNndgqnGa.