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Published on Oct 15, 2010
Philip Conkling founded the Island Institute in Rockland, Maine in 1983 and he has since led the organization. The Island Institute is a sustainable development non-profit organization that focuses on how natural and cultural resources of the region can help sustain community life in the 15 year-round and 130 working waterfront communities along the Maine coast. He is the author of five books on the ecology and culture of the Gulf of Maine region.
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