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Saturday, August 24, 2019
  • A local group is working to document some of the more than 2,000 shell-midden sites that exist along the coast of Maine. Shell middens mark locations where ancestors of the Wabanaki people gathered, feasted and lived seasonally; they remain important to the tribes today and are at risk of disappearing.

  • Natural Resources Council of Maine and Midcoast Conservancy will host a hike along the Hidden Knoll Trail in Montville on Saturday, September 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. led by local resident and Hills to Sea Trail co-creator Buck O’Herin. 

  • Oceanside Class of 2021 Parent Group will hold Compass 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run on Saturday, September 14, starting at Eclipse Restaurant and Event Center, 2 Park Drive in Rockland. Registration begins at 7 a.m.; walkers start at 7:45; 5K and 10K runners start at 8 a.m.

    The registration fee is $20 for adults, $15 for those under age 18.
  • Midcoast Conservancy will host a full-moon paddle at

    its Hidden Valley Nature Center (HVNC), 131 Egypt Road in Jefferson, Friday, September 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Deep State: The Maine Mountains Park
    I’ve recently been writing about the increasing environmental threats to the Maine North Woods, especially to the forests of the western Maine mountains. This column proposes a Maine Mountains Park, modeled on New York State’s Adirondack ...
  • Tree Map of Rockland, Part 1
    Walk the tour and see the trees in town.
  • Tree Map of Rockland, Part 2
    Walk the tour and see the trees in town.
  • Exchange Lead Fishing Tackle at No Cost
    Lead poisoning is the leading cause of death of adult loons in New England, and has been linked to loon deaths locally. Loons are at risk from lead poisoning because they forage the bottom of lakes and ponds for gravel, which they ...
  • Race Through the Woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center —
    Registration is open for Midcoast Conservancy’s ninth annual Race Through the Woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Road in Jefferson, to be held on Sunday, September 29. The race sells out every year so racers are ...
  • Sundog Outdoor Expeditions will offer two new programs in September, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) and canoeing for fifth- and sixth-graders and rock climbing for seventh- and eighth-graders. Each six-week session will include ...
  • Knox County Fish and Game Association will host a free outdoor program at Alford Lake in Hope on Saturday, September 7, for young people ages 10- to 15-years-old, with a parent or guardian. Donations will be accepted....
  • Coastal Mountains Land Trust (CMLT) was one of the first land trusts in the country — and the first in Maine — to receive national accreditation. Ten years later, CMLT is preparing for its second renewal. As part of the accreditation ...
  • Collaboration Brings Further Conservation on Ragged Mountain
    Mary Bok, who lives along the slope of Ragged Mountain in Camden, recently completed two closely related projects to further conserve the northern end of the mountain and ensure the public’s long-term access to the land....
  • Water Quality Monitors for Belfast Bay
    Penobscot Bay Stewards from Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition (BBWC), trained by BBWC board member John Tipping, have begun monitoring various points in Belfast Bay. Tipping is director of the Belfast-based company Lotic Inc....
  • Rowing opportunities are available to people of all ages and abilities, from middle schoolers to senior citizens
  • Nine Unity College students will travel to the Brazilian Amazon on Monday, June 17, to research animal behavior, conservation and effects of deforestation. Fur and Fin — Ecology of the Brazilian Amazon is one of the few...
  • Public Access at Alna Dam Closed for Repairs
    During construction the contractors will occupy the entire property with machinery and materials and there will be no river, swimming hole, parking lot, or paddle portage access before November 15
  • The Challenge covers 23.4 miles at Maine Hut Trail near Sugarloaf and is for hikers of all levels
  • Boy Scouts Help Rebuild Bridges on Little River Trail —
    Boy Scout Troop 35 from Searsmont helped the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition’s Trail crew lay new cedar planks to replace rotting bog bridges on the Little River Community Trail in Belfast on June 15. The Scouts’ service contributed ...
  • The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (MDIFW) has created the Fishing Laws Online Angling Tool (FLOAT), an online, map-based tool that can be accessed from computers and smartphones
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