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Saturday, July 4, 2020
Merryspring Nature Center, located at 30 Conway Road in Camden, will host a Free Family Friday nature walk for families and children on July 3 at 10 a.m. The easy walk through meadows and forests will introduce visitors to ... (Click here for the story)
Merryspring Nature Center, located at 30 Conway Road in Camden, will host a Free Family Friday nature walk for families and children on July 3 at 10 a.m. The easy walk through meadows and forests will introduce visitors to ... (Click here for the story)
  • Due to increased wildfire risk, fire occurrences and staffing shortages, the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Forest Service has temporarily stopped issuing online open burning permits, which are required ...
  • New Access to Gibson Preserve on St. George
    A 15-acre parcel has recently been added to Georges River Land Trust’s Gibson Preserve. The 165-acre woodland preserve provides extensive hiking and winter-use trails, including a section of Georges Highland Path that ...
  • Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road in Camden, and Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District will launch a new, free program — called Explorer Kits — for children and families, beginning on Wednesday, July 1....
  • Learn to Row on Megunticook Lake
    Megunticook Rowing is offering summer rowing programs for people of all ages and levels of rowing experience. The group will comply with all state and USRowing COVID-19 guidelines to ensure a safe, socially distanced experience ...
  • Temporary Trail Closure (Round 2)
    The second summer of Round the Mountain Trail construc- tion, spearheaded by Coastal Mountains Land Trust, is in full swing. On Monday, June 22, work was expected to begin on the northern section of the Five Brooks/Round ...
  • The Maine TREE (Timber Research and Environmental Education) Foundation is offering a new, online course called “Window to the Woods.” The course is the foundation’s alternative offering to their “Forests of Maine Teachers’ ...”
  • Hills to Sea Trail Organization Seeks Website Assistance —
    The Waldo County Trails Coalition is looking for a volunteer to help manage the Hills to Sea Trail website. Responsibilities include making updates and reviewing blog and photo submissions from trail users. Some familiarity with ...
  • The nonprofit Skin Cancer Foundation is publicizing its suggestions for sun protection based on research showing that sunscreen reduces skin cancer risk and helps prevent premature skin aging caused by ultraviolet rays from the sun....
  • Becoming an Emerald Ash Borer Monitor
    Emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive and destruc- tive insect, is spreading within Maine. The Maine Forest Service is seeking volunteers to help monitor for the pest by creating a trap tree. Those who wish to create a trap tree are ...
  • New Maine Urban Tree Identification Guide —
    The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has created a guide to identifying urban trees in Maine. The trees in front yards and downtowns experience a different range of conditions than forest trees do ...
  • The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance is seeking applications from recreational and commercial fishermen to join its advisory council, which provides substantive direction and strategic guidance to the alliance....
  • Learning About Soil in Your Backyard Woods
    The Maine Forest Service plans to begin distribution of the second edition —completely revised and updated — of “The Woods in Your Backyard” by late summer. The book was first published in 1999 and was well received by ...
  • New Pocket Guide: ‘Allagash Explorer’
    The Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation and the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Parks and Lands recently released a pocket guide called “Allagash Explorer: A Take-Along Companion ...”
  • Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Wednesday Work Crews will start meeting again on Wednesday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. Safety provisions include ...
  • Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands has seen a significant uptick in parks visits this spring. Staff note that in addition to COVID-19 concerns about crowding, visitors need to be conscious of access for emergency responders ...
  • Hills to Sea Trails Coalition Seeks Volunteers —
    The Hills to Sea Trails Coalition is seeking volunteers to walk a section of trail every other month between April and October to clear debris and identify problems. The 46-mile footpath extends from Unity to Belfast, with trail ...
  • Progress Report from Alna’s Head Tide Dam
    Recently, partners from Midcoast Conserv- ancy, the Town of Alna, Atlantic Salmon Federation and The Nature Conservancy met at Head Tide Dam in Alna. The dam was modified in 2019 to improve fish passage in the ...
  • The Bicycle Coalition of Maine has canceled its BikeMaine 2020: Katahdin Frontier event, citing the safety of riders, volunteers, host communities and staff during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. BikeMaine, held annually in ...
  • In January, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife changed fishing regulations in northern Maine to prohibit the use of live fish as bait under the general law and only allow fishing with live baitfish on certain waters ...
  • Trails Ready to Run at Hidden Valley Center
    Midcoast Conservancy’s spring trail running series will not be offered this year; instead, the group invites runners to use two marked courses at Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Road in Jefferson. One loop is 2.5 miles of relatively ...
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