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Unity College to Host Earth Week Activities, April 14-24

By Mark Tardif on April 11, 2014, at 6:59 p.m.
Unity, Maine – The first college in the nation to divest from investments in fossil fuels and adopt sustainability science as a focus for teaching and learning will hold a week of Earth Week events. Known as America’s Environmental College, Unity College will hold Earth Week events at various locations …
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Earth Day Celebration at College of the Atlantic

By CollegeoftheAtlantic on April 11, 2014, at 1:51 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: Lilyanna Sollberger; news.coa.edu/media-resources/earth-day-press-kit/ A daylong event focused on alternative transportation will take place on Saturday, April 26 BAR HARBOR, ME – College of the Atlantic (COA) will …
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Climbing in Camden

By Merryspring on April 11, 2014, at 12:27 p.m.
Local climbing guide Alan Rees will lead a presentation on climbing in Camden at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, April 15 at 12:00 noon. The Camden Hills are blessed with a glacial geology that is perfect for rock climbers, and they can often be spotted dotting the cliffs. Rees will …
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Celebrate the Maine Woods!

By swhplibrary on April 10, 2014, at 9:29 a.m.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-244-7065; swharbor.lib.me.us Paul Haertel, retired Superintendent of Acadia National Park, will be discussing the year-long collaborative effort initiated by the nonprofit organization, Maine Woods Forever, on Tuesday …

South Portland Planning Board votes to extend tar sands moratorium

By Shelby Carignan, The Forecaster on April 09, 2014, at 1:15 p.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The South Portland Planning Board on Tuesday endorsed a 180-day extension of the moratorium on tar sands developments, which is set to expire May 5. The board approved the extension 4-0, with Rob Schreiber and Erick Giles absent. The City Council sent the extension to the …
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Fields Pond Audubon Center

Earth Day Potluck Celebration

By Holly Twining on April 08, 2014, at 12:47 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, ME For more information: 207-989-2591; maineaudubon.org/events/earth-day-potluck-celebration/ Bring your favorite dish to share to Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden and we’ll celebrate what we love about the earth. We’ll also discuss …
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Spider at Salt Pond by Michael Sacca


By Georges River Land Trust on April 08, 2014, at 9:15 a.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Georges River Land Trust, Birch Point, Owls Head, Maine For more information: 207-594-5166; georgesriver.org On Saturday May 3, Michael Sacca, professional cinematographer and photographer from Vermont and 2013 Artist-in-Residence for the Georges River Land Trust, will offer a hands-on workshop …

Heavy rain, warm temperatures prompt flood watches

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 08, 2014, at 9:04 a.m.
GRAY, Maine — April showers have officially arrived, along with melting snow and potential for flooding. With steady rain expected to fall statewide throughout the day Tuesday, the National Weather Service has issued flood watches for much of the state. The flood watches were expected to be in effect through …
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Wind Over Wings: Raptor Rehab

By Dup Crosson on April 07, 2014, at 4:39 p.m.
Join Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) on Wednesday, April 9th at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick at 7:00pm for the next installment of our 17th Annual Winter Speaker Series. Hope Douglas will present Wind Over Wings: Raptor Rehab, featuring a live eastern screech owl, golden eagle, red-tailed hawk, and a …
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Extension offers hayfield, pasture management workshop

Bangor Daily News on April 07, 2014, at 4:03 p.m.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Vassalboro Grange, Route 32, East Vassalboro, Maine AUGUSTA, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a free workshop on hayfield and pasture management 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 24, at the Vassalboro Grange on Route 32 in East Vassalboro. Rick Kersbergen, UMaine …
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Disaster funds signup for farmers, ranchers begins April 15

Bangor Daily News on April 07, 2014, at 3:57 p.m.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia has announced that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, re-established and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15. “President Obama and Secretary Vilsack made it a priority to begin enrollment for these programs,” …
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Earth Day potluck celebration

Bangor Daily News on April 07, 2014, at 3:01 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, Maine For more information: 207-989-2591 Bring your favorite dish to share to Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden and we’ll celebrate what we love about Earth at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, …
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Clean Bee Laundry to co-host ‘Great Cloth Diaper Change’

By Jennifer Temple on April 07, 2014, at 2:03 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Clean Bee Laundry, 83 Elm St., Camden, Maine For more information: 207-236-2530 CAMDEN, Maine – Clean Bee Laundry and Maine Cloth Diaper Company will be co-hosts to the Camden site of an international cloth diaper changing event taking place on Saturday, …
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Free screening of “American Meat” in Belfast

By Belfast Co-op on April 07, 2014, at 11:12 a.m.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Belfast Free Library, 106 High St, Belfast, Maine 04915 For more information: (207) 338-3884 ext 10; belfastlibrary.org On Tuesday, April 29 at 6pm in Belfast Free Library, at 106 High Street, there will be a free screening of “American Meat”, …
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FrogWatch USA Volunteer Training

By Tanya Rucosky on April 07, 2014, at 10:23 a.m.
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust invites everyone with a passion for wildlife, and a warm place in their hearts for frogs and toads, to become a FrogWatch USA volunteer. FrogWatch USA is part of an international citizen science program in which individuals and families learn about wetlands and help conserve …
A squirrel clings to a branch while harvesting acorns beside a trail in  Bangor. While squirrels have long been a commonality in rural areas, they were a rare site in cities until the 19th century.

I (acorn) NY: Historian says people brought squirrels into cities

By John Kelly, The Washington Post on April 07, 2014, at 6:40 a.m.
Etienne Benson may be our country’s leading squirrel historian, but he doesn’t actually spend that much time watching squirrels. Instead, he watches people watching squirrels. Benson is an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania. His recent article in the Journal of American History, “The Urbanization of the Eastern Gray …
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“Earthfest” Shoreline Cleanup

By DRA on April 06, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.
Friday, April 25, 2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Damariscotta River Association, 110 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta, Maine (ME) For more information: 207-563-1393; DamariscottaRiver.org Meet at the Damariscotta Mills Sanitary District parking lot (Route 215/Mills Road) to clean a portion of Great Salt Bay shoreline. Adults only due to huge …
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Maine Rivers Conference on the Kennebec: Restoring Fish for People and Wildlife

By alicia heyburn on April 05, 2014, at 4:23 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Hathaway Creative Center, 1 Water Street, Waterville, Maine For more information: mainerivers.org/2014/02/03/maine-rivers-conference-on-the-kennebec/ A full day of collaboration to restore native sea-run fish to Maine’s Kennebec River Keynote: Dr. John Waldman, noted author and aquatic conservation biologist at Queens College, CUNY, …
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Native bumble bee on purple coneflower

Organic Native Perennials Sale through the Belfast Co-op

By Belfast Co-op on April 04, 2014, at 1:05 p.m.
The Belfast Co-op is sponsoring its fourth annual Native Perennial Plant Sale through Rebel Hill Farm, with all proceeds going to this MOFGA-certified organic farm. Catalogs are available at the Co-op and on-line at http://belfast.coop. Julie and Peter Beckford of Rebel Hill Farm in Clifton, Maine, have raised organic, field-grown …
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Dam Removal for Habitat on the Penobscot

By Merryspring on April 04, 2014, at 12:18 p.m.
Cheryl Daigle will lead a presentation on the Penobscot River Restoration Trust’s habitat restoration programs at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, April 8 at 12:00 noon. Daigle’s talk, titled “Community Engagement in Fisheries and Habitat Restoration on the Penobscot River,” will focus on the collaborative efforts between federal, state, and …
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