PHOTO: Tim Caverly, a former Allagash Wilderness Waterway supervisor, and his wife, Susan, will speak at the Great Falls Forum Feb. 16. (Submitted photo)
LEWISTON – Former Allagash Wilderness Waterway Supervisor Tim Caverly, and former educator and Maine Department of Conservation employee Susan Caverly, will discuss “48 Hours with an Allagash Wilderness Ranger,” at the Great Falls Forum, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St.
The talk is free and open to the public, and will also be streamed live via Zoom and the Lewiston Public Library Facebook page.
The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is a 92-mile canoe route overseen by the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. It’s also a nationally designated National Park Service Wild and Scenic River. The Caverly’s, through photos, will give the audience two virtual days in the bow of Tim’s canoe. Wildlife, a host of characters and the daily trials faced by rangers on patrol will be featured.
Tim Caverly has written 11 books and is a member of the New England Outdoor Writers Association. He is a monthly columnist for The Maine Sportsman, among other publications. A graduate of the University of Maine at Machias, he worked for the state conservation department for 32 years, retiring in 1999 after serving as regional park supervisor of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.
Susan Caverly, also a graduate of the UMaine Machias, worked for 25 years for the Department of Conservation, then taught in Millinocket.
The pair travel throughout New England promoting literacy in schools by teaching and learning about Maine’s natural world. Through their “New England Reads” literacy project, the couple has presented 324 programs, reaching more than 10,500 students.
The onsite program is a bring-your-own, brown-bag lunch event. No reservation is required. The Zoom link will be posted to the library website and Facebook before the event.
For more information, contact the Lewiston Public Library at 513-3135 or LPLReference@lewistonmaine.gov.