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Friday, May 25, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:08 PM
Potential projects include building and maintaining trails, installing signs, managing invasives, and more. All physical abilities and ages are welcome
  • Slide Show of Azores and Canary Islands May 31 at Camden Library
    A talk on her two recent trips to the Azores and Canary Island archipelagos, off the coast of Europe and Africa
  • Invasive Plants Topic of Several Upcoming Programs
    A workshop on terrestrial invasive plant management will be held on Wednesday, May 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The free workshop — which will address how to identify common invasives and where . . .
  • Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers warn that swarms should not be sprayed with water or disturbed in any other way, and want the public to know that beekeepers from their group can help by removing a swarm — it is best to clear the area until a beekeeper arrives
  • The walks will be scheduled once a month at 2 p.m., and Medomak Valley Land Trust naturalists will participate in many of the walks to share their knowledge
  • Tom Seymour — author, botanist and edible plant enthusiast — will introduce participants to edible and medicinal plants that can be found in Maine’s woods and fields
  • Workshop on Monarch Butterflies  May 26 at Merryspring
    Lifelong gardeners and Merry- spring volunteers Eric Evans and Dottie Hokkanen will teach people how to recognize monarch caterpillars and adults and discuss the creatures in depth
  • The Rockport Conservation Commission (RCC) will partner with the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program to monitor water quality in five of the seven water bodies within its borders
  • Wilderness First Aid Courses at Chewonki
    Graduates from this course will have the knowledge and skills to understand what to do in a medical emergency and the confidence to do it
  • SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course Offered in Belfast June 2 and 3
    Maine Guide and Wilderness EMT Nancy Zane of North Star Adventures LLC will offer a SOLO Wilderness First Aid class at the Waldo County Technical Center
  • Wildlife Refuge Receives Awards
    The Friends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge recently received the 2017 Award of Recognition from the Maine Chapter of the Wildlife Society at its annual meeting in Holden
  • May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Maine and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding Mainers to take precautions against ticks and tick-borne diseases
  • Summer Ecology Camps Open for Registration
    Merryspring Nature Center on Conway Road in Camden is teaming up with Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District to offer two weeks of Summer Ecology Camp
  • Annis Gift Adds to Ragged Mountain Conservation Area
    In March, Herb and Grace Annis completed their donation of 22 forested acres to the land trust as an addition to the Ragged Mountain Preserve
  • Come Boating! kicks off its season with refreshments and information about its free community rowing program. Trained coxswains will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to take visitors out for a row on a 32-foot Cornish pilot gig. Also not to missed is the nautical yard sale
  • Coastal Mountains Land Trust will celebrate National Trails Day, Saturday, June 2, with a race on the Belfast Rail Trail
  • Catch & Release: Stalking the Wild Beaver
    As state-certified Maine Animal Damage Control Cooperators, Maynard Stanley Jr. and his wife Norma catch and release wild animals and help solve problems and conflicts between people and animals
  • The YMCA is looking for new or old boats (sail, power, dinghy, kayak, canoe, skiffs, rowing shells, surfboards, and just about anything that floats) or other nautical items that individuals would like to donate for a tax write-off
  • University of Maine at Farmington is launching a new Nature Term this summer from June 4 to 29 that offers a mixture of academic courses and outdoor adventure experiences, taught by tenured professors and expert . . .
  • Legendary Game Warden Award Presented to John Crabtree  of Warren
    The Legendary Game Warden of the Year award is presented to a retired member of the Maine Warden Service who, consistently in the past, conducted themselves in such a manner as to display exceptional expertise in the areas of conservation law enforcement and since retiring has continued to provide a passion for meeting the goals and mission of the MWS
  • Registration Open for DRA’s Summer Camp
    All camp sessions are held at DRA’s Great Salt Bay Farm on Belvedere Road in Damariscotta, though some include a field trip, and the canoe trip includes four days of paddling and three nights of camping along the Damariscotta River
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