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Environment Maine to deliver 17,000 messages from Mainers on the North Woods

AUGUSTA, Maine — Environmental Maine will hold a news conference to announce that it is delivering 17,000 messages from citizens across the state urging lawmakers to protect the Maine’s North Woods at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Welcome Center, Maine State House.The postcards, petition signatures, letters, and emails ask lawmakers to reject proposals [...]

A talk on stopping dirty tar sands oil to be held Feb. 9

PORTLAND, Maine — The Natural Resources Council of¬† Maine and Sierra Club Maine have teamed up to bring national experts to Portland to discuss the environmental and safety risks of this proposed project, which would reverse the flow of existing pipelines to bring dangerous tar sands crude through our state. The talk, “Stop Dirty Tar [...]

Scenic Byway Advocacy Group to host a public meeting Feb. 2

MILLINOCKET, Maine — The Grindstone Scenic Byway Corridor Advocacy Group will roll out its Partnership plan from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Pelletier Loggers Family Restaurant. The public is invited to attend this event. The event will include an overview of the plan (http://grindstoneplan.wordpress.com), discussion of proposed strategies and projects and [...]

District Forester offers program on managing timber harvest

JEFFERSON, Maine — The Maine Forest Service District Forester Morten Moesswilde will present a program about managing your timber harvest from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association (DLWA) office, 38 Lake Farm Circle. This program is geared toward any landowner who has ever considered having some of their [...]

Top Bar Beekeepin Weekend Intensive

BROOKS, Maine — Enjoy two full days of learning with people like you, concerned about the environment and the health of the honeybee. Newforest Institute is hosting Top Bar Beekeeping 101 with Christy Hemenway of Gold Star Honeybees on Feb. 25 and 26. This weekend intensive covers Bee Biology, Bee Diseases, History, and Hive Management [...]


GORHAM, Maine ‚Äď Mercury accumulation, previously considered a risk for aquatic ecosystems, is also found in many wildlife species living on the land, according to a new report published by the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (the Conservancy). Hidden Risk: Mercury in Terrestrial Systems of the Northeast highlights the Institute‚Äôs [...]

Beekeepers’ monthly meeting to be held Feb. 7

DEXTER, Maine — The Penquis Beekeepers’ monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the VFW, located on Cedar St. Master Maine Beekeeper, Carol Cottrill, will give a presentation on “Preparing and Working with Beeswax and how to Make Candy Board”. Anyone interested in Beekeeping is welcome to attend. For more [...]

Arbor Day Foundation free trees with membership

STATEWIDE — Residents of Maine can ring in the New year by receiving 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor day Foundation any time during January 2012. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. To become a member of the foundation and to receive your free trees, send [...]

Family Energy Nights series to be held in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance will host a Family Energy Nights series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Cony Middle School. The series is an informal energy education program targeting middle-school aged students and their families. The program invites families to experience hands-on learning about sources of energy, efficiency [...]