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Seeing the Trees for the Forest – October 22, from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm at Schoodic Institute, Winter Harbor, Maine

By pmsercinst on Sept. 09, 2016, at 12 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle, PO Box 277, Winter Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-1356; schoodicinstitute.org As we trek into Maine’s woodlands our focus is often on wildlife — birds, mammals and maybe even reptiles and …
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Brown Bag Lunch Series – October 20, from 12 -1pm, Bats in Acadia and Maine at Schoodic Institute

By pmsercinst on Sept. 09, 2016, at 11:53 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle, PO Box 277, Winter Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-1310; schoodicinstitute.org October 20, from 12 -1pm, Bats in Acadia and Maine at Schoodic Institute, Winter Harbor, Maine 04693 – Attend our …
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Return of the River Film Screening & Q&A

By Heather Anderson on Sept. 08, 2016, at 1:58 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org/calendar/september.html Panel discussion with Wabanaki community members will follow the screeningStory continues below advertisement. BAR HARBOR, ME—The Abbe Museum will host an exclusive program …
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Fall Bulb Sale Going on Now!

By Amy Polyot on Sept. 08, 2016, at 1:29 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine –The Penobscot County Soil & Water Conservation District is having it’s annual fall bulb sale fundraiser. We are offering high quality double peony tulips, crocus, allium, lilies, and much more. We will take orders up until October 3rd and the bulb pick up will be on October 7th. …
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Film Showing, “Facing the Surge” on rising sea levels, in Machias

By Peter Garrett on Sept. 08, 2016, at 12:22 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: University of Maine at Machias, Room 102, Machias, Maine For more information: 2075920004; citizensclimateeducation.org/ MACHIAS, Maine – On September 13, Machias will be one of the first places in the country to show an important new movie about sea level …
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My canoe trips down the East Branch have shown me visitors will love the monument land

By Mike Wilson on Sept. 08, 2016, at 10:55 a.m.
While Tom and I understand our future experiences on the East Branch may be different, I know the region’s economy will get a sorely needed boost, and new visitors will leave richer for their time in the Maine woods.
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Facing the Surge, a documentary about climate change

Facing the Surge

By swhplibrary on Sept. 01, 2016, at 4:23 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-244-7065; swharbor.lib.me.us Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) will be hosting a free screening of Facing the Surge, at the Southwest Harbor Public Library Thursday evening, September 15, 6:00. …
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Ocean Garbage-Dumping Practices

By Ken Gross on Sept. 01, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-3440; librarycamden.org/event/ocean-garbage-dumping-practices-september-15/ Retired Master Mariner Jack Boak presents ‘A History of Ocean Garbage-Dumping Practices and Relevant Regulations.’ Boak, a Nautical Science Specialist, served 35 years on various US-flag merchant …
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The Gulf of Maine: From Wildlife to Working Waterfronts

By swhplibrary on Sept. 01, 2016, at 1:09 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-244-7065; swharbor.lib.me.us SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant Marine Extension associate at College of the Atlantic, will discuss the Gulf of Maine and its future …
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Land trust announces schedule of monthly speaker series on conservation topics of interest to Maine

on Sept. 01, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.
UNITY — Sebasticook Regional Land Trust is launching a monthly speaker series, “Restoring Connections to Place,” regarding a wide variety of conservation topics of interest to Maine. The programs, free and open to the public, will be held at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, at the Sebasticook Regional …
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Soil and Water Conservation District seeks nominees

By Amy Polyot on Sept. 01, 2016, at 8:49 a.m.
BANGOR — Those who wish to run for the office of district supervisor for the Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District, may contact the district office at 1423 Broadway, Suite 2, by calling 947-3555, ext. 3, to obtain nomination papers. Nomination papers must be received by the district office …
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Think & Drink: Citizenship and the Climate

By Maine Humanities on Aug. 30, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Nocturnem Draft Haus, 56 Main St, Bangor, Maine For more information: 2077735051; mainehumanities.org/blog/think-drink-blog/think-drink-bangor-2016/ Join us for a free happy hour panel discussion featuring Darren Ranco, Department Chair of the University of Maine Native American Studies Department; Anne “Andy” Burt, Founder, …
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Joanna Macy & the Great Turning – Film Showing

By Karen Marysdaughter on Aug. 30, 2016, at 1:10 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-942-9343; peacectr.org This beautiful, wise and evocative film captures the crisis and possibility of our times. In Joanna Macy and the Great Turning, …
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Addressing carbon pollution now will ensure that Acadia stays pristine for another century

By Rich MacDonald on Aug. 29, 2016, at 11:56 a.m.
By taking strong action to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, we can help make sure this national treasure will stay pristine and healthy for another 100 years and beyond.
A floating wind turbine, installed by StatoilHydro and Siemens, is seen off the coast of Norway.

Backers hope nation’s first offshore wind farm will jump-start an industry

By Brady Dennis, The Washington Post on Aug. 28, 2016, at 2:50 p.m.
Building offshore turbines to capture ocean winds has long appealed to U.S. proponents who see them as an untapped source of renewable energy. Yet, efforts to jump-start the industry have faltered.
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Lucas St. Clair, the Elliottsville Plantation Inc. chairman who led the successful campaign to have more than 87,000 acres declared a national monument in northern Maine, will speak at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 16.

Leader of successful monument drive to speak at Unity College

By Bob Mentzinger on Aug. 25, 2016, at 10 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., Unity, Maine For more information: 207-509-7292; unity.edu/news/national-monument-created-leader-speak-unity UNITY, Maine — Lucas St. Clair, who led the successful campaign to have more than 87,000 acres declared a national monument in northern …
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Brianne Parent with one of the elephants at the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand.

Brewer student travels to Thailand to save elephants

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 9:02 a.m.
By Krista Andberg, Loop Abroad BREWER, Maine — Brianne Parent, 16, of Brewer spent two weeks during the summer in Thailand helping animals and learning hands-on what it’s like to be a veterinarian. Traveling with the Boston-based Loop Abroad, Parent was part of a small team that volunteered giving care at a dog …
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Benefit for the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance

By melissa waterman on Aug. 24, 2016, at 2:52 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Flatbread Company, 399 Commercial Street, Rockport, Maine For more information: 207-967-4555; mlcalliance.org Press ReleaseStory continues below advertisement. For Immediate Release August 24, 2016 For more information, contact Antonina Pelletier, MLCA, at 967-4555. Flatbread Company to benefit the Maine Lobstermen’s Community …
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Free disposal of banned, unusable pesticides available to Maine residents

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 11:55 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Board of Pesticides Control and Maine Department of Environmental Protection will help Mainers dispose of banned or unusable pesticides in October. The Maine Obsolete Pesticides Collection Program is a free annual program for homeowners, family-owned farms and greenhouses. The …
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Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting

By Madeline Lubas on Aug. 24, 2016, at 8:28 a.m.
The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 12, 2016 at the USDA Service Center located at 42 Engdahl Drive, Dover – Foxcroft. The public is encouraged to get involved in conservation efforts by participating in meetings, …