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Lowell-Enfield Boy Scout Troop #64 Tenth Annual Ice Fishing Derby

ENFIELD, Maine — If the cold doesn’t get the angler’s blood moving the fishing will. Winter anglers are getting their ice fishing gear ready for Lowell-Enfield Boy Scout Troop #64’s 10th Annual Ice Fishing Derby on February 17, 2012 to February 19, 2012. This coincides, coincidentally, with the state’s free fishing days. That means that [...]

Snowmobile club’s annual winter festival begins Jan. 19 in Rangeley

RANGELEY, Maine — The Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club’s annual winter festival, Snodeo, will take place from Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 19-21, originating at Moose Alley on Main St. The three day event will host a fundraising casino night, Polaris family ride, kids events and a fireworks display. For more information or for a list of [...]

Tracks in the University Forest – A Snowshoe Trek

OLD TOWN, Maine — Barry Burgason, wildlife biologist, will host Tracks in the University Forest-A  Snowshoe Trek at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28,  at University Forest. Burgason has used tracking to identify animals and their habitats on the winter landscape. Participants will get coaching in finding and identifying tracks, and reading the stories they tell. [...]

Land Conservation Projects in the Works

HOLDEN, Maine — Representatives from the Trust for Public Land, the Forest Society of Maine, Downeast Lakes Land Trust, and Appalachian Mountain Club will describe the land acquisitions they are working on, and the challenges they face with a discussion at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Fields Pond Audubon Center. The event is co-sponsored [...]

Woodcock to address SWOAM annual meeting

AUGUSTA, Maine — Chandler Woodcock, commissioner of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, will be among the featured speakers at the 37th annual meeting of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Augusta Civic Center. Other speakers will include Jeff Currier, Jessica Leahy, [...]

Leonard Mills horse-drawn sled rides to be held Jan. 22

BRADLEY, Maine — The Maine forest and Logging Museum will host  horse-drawn sled rides at Leonard Mills from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, on the government road off Route 17. Rides will commence at the Blacksmith Shop, through the forest and around the village for about 30 minutes. Admission will be $10 [...]

Maine Championship Snowshoe Race to be held Jan. 22

ORLAND, Maine — The State of Maine Championship Snowshoe Race will begin at noon Sunday, Jan. 22, in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands. Registration will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with a fee of $10. The race begins at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, located on Hatchery Road off Route one in East Orland. [...]

DEP seeks nomonations for Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection in partnership with Governor Paul LePage is relaunching a recognition program to spotlight the state’s stewards of sustainability. Nominations are now open for the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence, which will honor businesses in four workforce size categories, nonprofits and public entities for going beyond standard [...]