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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Bens Island, on the Eastern Branch of the Medomak River
Bens Island, on the Eastern Branch of the Medomak River
Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:39 PM
Medomak Valley Land Trust (MVLT) recently completed its campaign to purchase and conserve Bens Island, in the Eastern Branch of the Medomak River. MVLT will host a community meeting on Dutch Neck later this . . .
  • Naturalist and guide Stan LeQuire will conduct a course in Basic Bird-Watching, offered through Central Lincoln County Adult Education beginning on Thursday, April 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Great Salt Bay School . . .
  • The Board of Directors of Maine Ocean School, a proposed residential public magnet high school in Searsport for marine science, management, transportation and engineering, is calling for volunteers to help with . . .
  • Maine’s Bureau of Parks and Lands tracks ice-out dates on Maine’s lakes on its “Ice-Out Dates” web page, through which people are asked to send an email report when the ice goes out in their area, and those dates are . . .
  • Shorebird Specialists’ Coastal Habitat Talk for Planners & Public
    St. George Conserva- tion Com- mission and the Friends of St. George will present three experts from Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife for “Life on the Edge:?Shorebirds and Waders,” a program on long-distance . . .
  • Discussion of Microplastics in Seafood —
    Paty Matrai (picturted) of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay will talk about microplastics in seafood on Thursday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, on Water Street . . .
  • Maine’s First Ship Annual Dinner
    Maine’s First Ship (MFS) is building a 51-foot replica of the pinnace Virginia, the first ship to be built in North America by English colonists, in 1607 at Popham Colony’s Fort St. George, at the mouth of the Kennebec . . .
  • Wildflower Walk with Wild Seed Project Founder on April 28
    Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will sponsor a guided Early Spring Wildflower Walk at Payson Park, Route 90 (Camden Road) in Warren, on Friday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. . . .
  • Learn About Spring Songbirds —
    Bird enthusiast Jody Telfair will lead a three-session workshop on spring songbirds. The class will meet at Midcoast Conservancy, 36 Water Street in Wiscasset, on Monday, May 8 and 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. On Saturday . . .
  • Penobscot Bay YMCA’s annual Ned Kyle Boat Auction is scheduled for Saturday, June 10. Since the first auction in 1998, the Y’s major fund-raising event has provided support for the its scholarship program for . . .
  • Spring Edibles Foraging Workshop at Merryspring April 29 —
    Merryspring Nature Center will present a wild edibles foraging workshop with Tom Seymour on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m to noon. Wild food expert Seymour will teach beginning foragers how to identify a variety . . .
  • Come Boating!, Belfast’s community rowing organization, is calling for donated items for its All Things Nautical Yard Sale, its major fund-raiser, scheduled at the Belfast Public Landing CB! Boat Shed from . . .
  • Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is holding its 2017 Trout Stocking Sale, offering disease-free, certified brook trout fingerlings and benefiting District operations. On offer are 5- to 6-inch fish at $2 each . . .
  • Birding Extravaganza —
    Birders of all ages and experience levels are invited to take part in the fifth annual “Birding Extravaganza,” a free series of birding events sponsored by four conservation organizations that have collaborated to offer eight . . .
  • Still Time to Join Spring Trail Running Training Series at Hidden Valley —
    There is still time for runners of all levels to join Midcoast Conservancy’s annual informal Spring Trail Running Training Series, on six Wednesdays starting April 19 at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson; all ages . . .
  • Bean Supper in Owls Head to Raise Funds for Plaisted Preserve
    Owls Head Conservation Commission and Georges River Land Trust will host a fund-raising dinner on Saturday, April 29, at the Owls Head Community Building from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to raise funds for the long-term stewardship of the 9-acre . . .
  • St. George Community Sailing Foundation will be offering young sailors age 9 to 18, of all skill levels, instruction in sailing, seamanship and water safety this summer. Classes take place in Tenants Harbor, with morning . . .
  • Both formal and informal educators — teachers in grades K to 12, Girl and Boy Scout leaders, and land trust and conservation organization members — are invited to take part in tours offered this summer by the Maine Tree Foundation . . .
  • People who work with outdoor groups are encouraged to attend a free information session on avoiding tick- and mosquito-borne diseases
  • The Mid-Coast Chapter of Ducks Unlimited invites the public to its annual Banquet and Auction on Thursday, April 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Rockland Elks Club
  • “These awards support community forestry programs growing trees that both enhance quality of life and that have multiple uses in the Maine economy,” says Maine DACF Commissioner Walt Whitcomb
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