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Help wanted: Maine Conservation Voters / Alliance jobs
Announcement - Wednesday, January 31, 2018 

Maine Conservation Voters and Maine Conservation Alliance are hiring a full-time organizing director and a part-time administrative coordinator.
Kittery Ski-Snowshoe, Feb 3
Event - Posted - Saturday, January 27, 2018 

Kittery Land Trust holds its annual Ski-Snowshoe at Brave Boat Headwaters, February 3, 10 am - 2 pm.
Linking the Northern Forest Canoe Trail & Maine Island Trail via Canada, Feb 2
Event - Posted - Friday, January 26, 2018 

John Connelly will talk about his 2016 expedition to canoe the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, kayak the Maine Island Trail, and connect them with the Saint John River and Bay of Fundy in Canada; 1500-miles in 75-days. At L.L. Bean, Freeport, February 2, 7 pm.
SEED: The Untold Story, Feb 1
Event - Posted - Thursday, January 25, 2018 

This documentary reveals the harrowing and heartening story of passionate seed keepers as they wage battle with chemical seed companies, defending a 12,000 year food legacy. Local farmers and seed collectors will table at this event. At Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, February 1, 6 pm.
Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance, Jan 31
Event - Posted - Wednesday, January 24, 2018 

The day after President Trump’s first State of the Union, climate justice leaders will come together in Washington, D.C. to share stories on the urgency of the current political and climate crises, and to light a path ahead. Live streamed January 31, 8 pm.
Downeast Audubon will again be offering fully paid scholarships to several nature camps this summer.
Announcement - Wednesday, January 24, 2018 

Downeast Audubon is offering fully paid scholarships to several nature camps this summer to Hancock County residents or teachers:
• Acadia Institute of Oceanography camps for kids
• National Audubon Society’s Hog Island “Mountains to Sea Birding for Teens”
• National Audubon Society’s Hog Island “Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week”
• Huntsman Marine “Introduction to Marine Mammals and Seabirds” for kids ages 15-18
Help wanted: Operations and Special Projects Coordinator
Announcement - Tuesday, January 23, 2018 

Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters is hiring this position, which is responsible for office duties, data management, and ongoing communications and development projects, as well as creating, implementing, and managing organizational, membership, and program materials and protocols.
Living the Hike, Jan 31
Event - Posted - Tuesday, January 23, 2018 

Join Ron Dobra as he describes, with photos, his experience completing the “Triple Crown” – hiking the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide Trails – and how and why he chooses to interact with the natural world on foot and with a backpack. At Greenville Town Office, January 31, 6 pm.
POSTPONED: Offshore drilling public meeting, Jan 22
Action Alert - Monday, January 22, 2018 

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public meeting planned for January 22 in Augusta on a proposal to open Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) areas to oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic (and other) coasts has been postponed due to the federal government shutdown. But you can still submit written comments.
AMC winter outings
Event - Posted - Monday, January 22, 2018 

The Appalachian Mountain Club's Maine Chapter can show you the ropes when it comes to getting outside in winter. Check the schedule of outings.
Allagash Tails, Jan 29
Event - Posted - Monday, January 22, 2018 

Learn about the Allagash, Maine's Wild River, with Tim Caverly, author of "Allagash Tails.” At University of Maine at Presque Isle, January 29, noon.
Conserving Nature in an Unnatural World, Jan 29
Event - Posted - Monday, January 22, 2018 

Kent Redford will kick off the University of New England Center for Global Humanities’ Spring 2018 lecture series with a talk on the deep-seated reluctance many environmentalists have to embrace unnatural means to safeguard nature. At UNE, Portland, January 29, 6 pm.
Phonebank for solar, Jan 29
Action Alert - Monday, January 22, 2018 

Join Maine Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Council of Maine for a phonebank calling Maine people whose state legislators are swing votes on the solar bill (LD 1444) and asking them to contact their legislators in support of solar. At NRCM, 3 Wade Street, Augusta, January 29, 5-8 pm.
Soil Health and Water Management, Jan 28
Event - Posted - Sunday, January 21, 2018 

Jason Lilley, UMaine Extension Professional, will lead a workshop on sustainable farming practices, including social sustainability through farm and tractor safety programming, economic sustainability through farm business planning and management training, and building healthy agroecosystems through the adoption of sustainable production practices. At St. Paul’s Church in Brunswick, January 28, 2-3:30 pm, $5 donation. Sponsored by Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust.
River of Hope, Jan 26
Event - Posted - Friday, January 19, 2018 

Peter Marbach will talk about how the Columbia River flowed for thousands of years in a natural state. The era of dams brought clean hydropower, flood control, and irrigation that created a rich agricultural bounty for the Northwest. In 1964, the U.S. and Canada enacted a 50-year treaty that focused on these benefits but did not address the restoration of ecosystems and the impact on tribal nations. At L.L. Bean, Freeport, January 26, 7 pm.
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