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Friday, May 24, 2019
K. C. Heyniger of Rockland shows his son what he has learned about the islands on the wall map at the Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center.
K. C. Heyniger of Rockland shows his son what he has learned about the islands on the wall map at the Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:53 PM
Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water Street Rockland, offers an orientation for prospective summer and year-round volunteers on Tuesday, June 4, 3 to 5 p.m. Volunteers are always needed ...
  • The Leopold Conservation Award is given to farmers, ranchers and foresters in honor of conservationist Aldo Leopold. In his influential 1949 book “A Sand County Almanac,” Leopold called for an ethical relationship between ...
  • World of Bees June 1 at Merryspring
    Dr. Frank Drummond, professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at UMaine, will present “The Fascinating World of Bees”
  • Wildlife Habitat Tours Offer Ways to Enhance a Property’s Natural Environments
    Midcoast Conservancy will host three wildlife habitat tours this summer, two on farms in Searsmont and Montville and one on Hogback Mountain
  • Maine Warden Service is recruiting officers. Interested candidates can obtain an application and career opportunity bulletin by visiting Applications are due by July 19
  • There will be over 200 books to choose from
  • Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week
    Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a threat to all ash trees in North America and has already done considerable damage to ash in forests and residential properties across the eastern U.S.
  • Coastal Rivers Paddlers’ Season Opens May 18
    Coastal Rivers Paddlers, formerly the PWA paddlers, will kick off this year’s season with a saltwater paddle to Cabbage Island and Lewis Cove in East Boothbay
  • All funds raised from the Family Fun Run/Walk will support the seasonal intern who will work on Waldo County trails in the spirit of Skip and Jo Pendleton
  • Routes vary in length and terrain; hikers should wear proper footwear and bring water. No registration is required
  • Donated items needed include any nautical equipment — small boats (dinghies, kayaks, small sailboats), boat accessories, life jackets, oars, paddles, foul weather gear, nautical books, crafts, collectibles, art and charts
  • Bird Walk and Nest Box Workshop at Erickson Fields Preserve
    Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) invites the public to enjoy a morning outdoors exploring birds’ habitats and building bluebird nest boxes
  • According to Brad Allen, wildlife biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, last year was a productive year for nesting turkeys, with favorable drier weather conditions during the spring, which means more turkeys this spring
  • Participants will learn about three watersheds and how conservation at the landscape scale works and explore stewardship challenges related to natural and land use history on guided habitat walks
  • UMaine Extension Offering Tick Testing
    University of Maine Cooper- ative Extension is now accepting tick samples for tick-borne disease testing. Maine residents can have ticks tested for the pathogens that cause the three most common tick-borne diseases — Lyme disease ...
  • Trail Stewards Wanted —
    Waldo County Trails Coalition is looking for indivi- duals to steward sections of the 46-mile Hills to Sea Trail. The trail extends from Belfast to Unity, and trail sections range in length from a half-mile to more than four miles. The task ...
  • Wooden Work Boats of the Atlantic —
    On Wednesday, April 17, at 6 p.m., Patrick DiLalla will be at The Apprenticeshop, 655 Main Street in Rockland, speaking about wooden work boats of the Atlantic. DiLalla, who has made three trips around the Atlantic trade loop ...
  • Boaters are encouraged to take a course if they have never taken one before, or to take one as a refresher to prepare for the season ahead
  • Every five years, Maine submits a SCORP plan to the National Park Service to meet planning requirements for the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Since its inception in 1966, LWCF has injected $43 million into non-federal projects in Maine
  • It was a record year for the 29th running of the U.S. National Toboggan Championships, held over the weekend of February 8 to 10, as thousands of spectators joined a sold-out roster of racing teams at the Camden Snow Bowl
  • 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 . . .
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