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February 2014

Ellsworth Water Quality Workshop

February 5, 2014

Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Ellsworth City Hall Water quality is a major issue for residents in Maine. Maintaining good water quality is of particular interest along the coast, both for public benefits such as clean beaches and private benefits such as income for shellfish harvesters. Code Enforcement Officers and Planners are often stuck in the middle, working with landowners to reduce their pollutant load and working with municipal officials to strengthen regulations that will improve water quality. The Maine Coastal…

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Saco Water Quality Workshop

February 12, 2014

Wednesday, Feb. 12 in Saco, City Hall Water quality is a major issue for residents in Maine. Maintaining good water quality is of particular interest along the coast, both for public benefits such as clean beaches and private benefits such as income for shellfish harvesters. Code Enforcement Officers and Planners are often stuck in the middle, working with landowners to reduce their pollutant load and working with municipal officials to strengthen regulations that will improve water quality. The Maine Coastal…

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Frenchman Bay Conservancy sponsors Great Maine Outdoor Weekend hike at Branch Lake

February 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Branch Lake, North 1A
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Saturday, February 15 - Snowshoe, cross country ski or hike at Branch Lake (Ellsworth Forest) from 10 a.m.-noon.  The one to three mile forested trail has beautiful lake views. Directions:  From Ellsworth, follow Route 1A approximately 6 miles.  Watch for the Philips Farm sign on left.  Branch Lake Public Forest Access Road is the next left. Contact: simon.lamoine@gmail.com

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Frenchman Bay Conservancy sponsors Great Maine Outdoor Weekend hike at Corea Heath

February 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Corea Heath Preserve, Rte 195
Corea, ME 04624 United States
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Saturday, February 15 - Snowshoe (or hike) the Corea Heath Preserve at 1 p.m.  Follow the 1.3-mile, mostly level, loop trail through mixed forest of hardwoods, spruce, fir and pine, including a beautiful stand of the fire-dependent jack pine.  Meet in the Preserve parking lot on Route 195. Hot chocolate will be available at Chapter Two following the walk.  Contact: gjrlevin@aol.com

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Frenchman Bay Conservancy sponsors Great Maine Outdoor Weekend hike at 139 Partridge Cove Rd in Lamoine

February 16, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Sunday, February 16 - Snowshoe (or hike) at 139 Partridge Cove Rd. in Lamoine from noon- 2 p.m.  This is a unique opportunity to explore a .91-mile trail on privately owned preserved land.  The well-marked trail winds through woods dominated by tall pine trees. Contact: simon.lamoine@gmail.com

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March 2014

Woodland Stewardship Stories

March 25, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lamoine Town Hall, 606 Douglas Highway
Lamoine, ME 04605 United States
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Lamoine Conservation Commission invites you to a presentation on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Lamoine Town Hall. The presenters are Andy Shultz, Maine Forest Service Landowner Outreach Forester and Steve MacDonald, Forester for Prentiss & Carlisle, Co. The presentation is designed for woodland owners who are interested in learning about the options they might have to improve and/or benefit more from their woodland. During the presentation they will share examples of work other woodland owners in…

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May 2014

Clean Up Petit Manan Point

May 17, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge Birch Point Trail Parking Lot
Free

The Clean Waters, Clean Shores Project supports volunteer efforts that make huge strides in cleaning the shorelines for the benefit of all. We’re kicking off 2014 by participating in the Pre-Season Petit Manan Point Clean-up. Please join us by volunteering. Volunteer BBQ after cleanup! CWCS partners include:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Acadia National Park, Maine Island Trail Association, The Nature Conservancy, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, MDI Paddlers, The Island Institute, and Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation.  

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June 2014

BioTrails Kayak And Collect

June 16, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MDI Bio Lab, 159 Old Bar Harbor Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Come kayaking with the MDI Bio Lab in Frenchman Bay and help collect marine specimens in support of an environmental restoration project! The event will begin with an orientation at the MDI Biological Laboratory from 3–5 P.M. on Monday, June 16th. On Tuesday, June 17th, we will meet at the South Gouldsboro Boat Ramp at 7:15 A.M. for a kayak trip to nearby Stave Island, where we will collect marine invertebrate specimens for an ongoing eelgrass research and restoration project.…

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July 2014

Marine Ecology for Citizen Scientists

July 6, 2014 @ 8:00 am - July 19, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

Marine Ecology for Citizen Scientists is a two week course taught by Dr. Helen Hess at COA this summer. This course will provide participants with an overview of the physical and biological features of a unique coastal marine environment, the Gulf of Maine. Participants will develop a familiarity with local intertidal organisms, and we will use a combination of field activities as well as substantial time in the lab for more careful observation and experimentation to learn about the organisms…

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February 2015

Blue Hill Bay Rockweed Discussion

February 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Road
Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States
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Dr. Robin Hadlock Seeley, a 7th generation Mainer, marine ecologist based at Cornell University, resident of Pembroke, Maine, and co-founder of the Rockweed Coalition, has been documenting and reviewing the impacts of rockweed harvests in Maine and elsewhere. Dr. Seeley will be hosted by the Friends of Blue Hill Bay on Friday, February 6 at the Blue Hill Library (Howard Room, upstairs), at 8 pm following the Downeast Audubon showing of a movie about the Snowy Owl. Come for the…

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