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Monday, January 21, 2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:35 PM
On December 27, Midcoast Conservancy acquired the Long Meadow Brook Preserve (pictured) in Nobleboro and Waldoboro. The 179-acre preserve straddles the Damariscotta Lake and Medomak River watersheds and is rich in wildlife with a mix of forest, wetlands, and streams flowing through the woods
  • Rockland Yacht Club (RYC) will host a USCG Limited Masters License Certification Course (also known as USCG Launch Operators License) on Saturday and Sunday, February 2 and 3, for those who are interested in becoming . . .
  • A New England Wildlife Photo Safari with Carla Skinder
    Skinder, a retired nurse, has traveled the world photographing nature. She currently serves on the Merryspring board of trustees
  • All equipment and bait will be provided, and children can learn how to fish. Lunch and hot cocoa will be served while supplies last
  • Talk on Winter Wildlife in St. George
    St. George Conservation Commission and the Friends of St. George will host Kirk Gentalen (pictured) for a talk on winter wildlife in St. George at the town office in Tenants Harbor
  • Winter Birds of the Belfast Bay Watershed
    The 2018 Christmas Bird Count for the Belfast sector resulted in up to 61 species seen, with a total of 4,962 individual birds although 1,189 were herring gulls
  • Brown-Tail Moth Presentation
    Palermo Com- munity Library will host Eleanor Groden, professor of entomology at the University of Maine, for a discussion on the health hazards presented by, and recommended management strategies of, brown-tail moths
  • Medomak Valley Land Trust and Midcoast Conservancy merged officially on January 1. A celebration of the merger and recognition of volunteers is planned at the MVLT office at 25 Friendship Road in Waldoboro
  • Birds from the Belfast Footbridge
    Ron Harrell and Gary Gulezian of Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition will set up spotting scopes for people to see winter regulars, Peregrine Falcons, eagles, Common Loons, and some rare winter visitors
  • 7th Annual Biathlon at Hidden Valley
    Biathlon is an Olympic sport that combines cross-country skiing and target shooting. Midcoast Conservancy’s event is a twist on the classic, using paintball rifles provided by Midcoast Conservancy. Each racer will receive safety training on how to use the rifle. Snowshoe racers are welcome
  • Windjammers’ Photo Contest Winners
    Each year, the Maine Wind- jammer Associ- ation invites its passengers and shutterbugs to submit photos for its annual photo contest
  •  Cross Country Ski Clinic at Hidden Valley
    Veteran skiers and ski coaches will help boost participants’ confidence and skill on skis. The clinics are designed to get people skiing for the rest of the winter with a feeling of competence
  • Ntl. Park Service Contracts with Appalachian Mountain Club to Build  Hiking Trails in Maine’s New National Monument
    Trails will be created for all abilities. AMC will be construct- ing a trail to Lynx Pond that is an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant trail, with a viewing platform at its terminus. Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is on the . . .
  • New Bog Bridges for Little River Trail
    A grant from Maine Community Foundation has enabled Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition (BBWC) to purchase enough cedar planks to replace most of the 180 aging and breaking bog bridges along the five-mile trail through Belfast
  • Book Review: Susan Hand Shetterly Takes an Intimate Look at Seaweed
    There are books that change the way you see things. Nicholson Baker’s “The Mezzanine” brought a quirky new perspective to shoelaces. John McPhee’s “Annals of the Former World” forever altered my view of highways cut through cliffs . . .
  • Registration Now Open for 2019 Trek Across Maine
    The Trek Across Maine is the largest fundraiser for the American Lung Association and has raised more than $24 million in the past 30-plus years
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