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L-A region farmland access, food economy conference, Mar 7
Event - Posted - Thursday, February 28, 2019 

Free half-day conference on farmland access and food economy in the the Lewiston-Auburn region. At Auburn Senior Community Center, March 7, 8 am - 12:30 pm.
Introduction to the Maine Island Trail, Mar 7
Event - Posted - Thursday, February 28, 2019 

Learn about the nation's first water trail. Over 200 sites stretch between Maine's NH and Canadian border for day use or overnight camping. At Maine Island Trail Association office, Portland, March 7, 5 pm. Sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club and MITA.
Stories from Earth, Mar 7
Event - Posted - Thursday, February 28, 2019 

Take a journey from mid-coast Maine to Russia and New Zealand with geoscientist Rachel Beane. At Bowdoin College, Visual Arts Center, Brunswick, March 7, 7:30 pm.
2019 Source Maine Sustainability Awards
Announcement - Wednesday, February 27, 2019 

Nominations are open for the fifth annual Source Maine Sustainability Awards. Deadline: March 20.
Oppose CMP’s transmission line
Action Alert - Tuesday, February 26, 2019 

Sign a petition to oppose Central Maine Power’s proposal to build a 145-mile transmission line because it would harm Maine forests and wildlife, suppress Maine’s renewable energy industry, and could increase climate change emissions, all without any clear benefit to Maine or Massachusetts. ~ Natural Resources Council of Maine
Sign on to Letter Opposing Bernhardt for Interior Secretary
Action Alert - Tuesday, February 26, 2019 

In his 18 months serving as the Interior Department’s deputy secretary, David Bernhardt has been at the center of a culture of corruption that has been the Interior Department’s hallmark under the Trump administration. If you represent an organization, sign a letter of opposition to Trump’s nomination of David Bernhardt for Secretary of Interior. ~ Center for Biological Diversity
Which bird would you pick to represent Maine? Take a quick poll.
Action Alert - Tuesday, February 26, 2019 

Maine lawmakers are being asked to decide which species of chickadee is the official state bird: the black-capped chickadee or the boreal chickadee, whose head is brown. Rep. Betty Austin, of Skowhegan, has asked Maine lawmakers to make up their minds. Take this Portland Press Herald poll to weigh in on which chickadee you favor.
Help Wanted: Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
Announcement - Monday, February 25, 2019 

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is hiring a Development Coordinator, Stover’s Point Preserve Monitor, and Nature Day Camp Assistant Leader.
Polluting Paradise, Mar 4
Event - Posted - Monday, February 25, 2019 

A film by German-Turkish filmmaker Fatih Akin. At Bowdoin College, Roux Center for the Environment, Brunswick, March 4, 7 pm.
Conservation easement tax shelters sign-on letter
Action Alert - Monday, February 25, 2019 

The abuse of and profiteering from conservation easement tax shelters continues. The Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act being introduced in Congress is the most viable mechanism for shutting down the bad actors who continue to abuse charitable deductions. Sign on to this letter from the Land Trust Alliance.
Protect the Law that Protects Birds
Action Alert - Monday, February 25, 2019 

A Trump Administration policy directive absolves companies from responsibility for bird deaths from other energy-related infrastructure. Tell Congress to support the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and oppose the Department of the Interior’s reckless attempt to weaken essential bird protections. ~ American Bird Conservancy
Maple sugaring, Mar 2
Event - Posted - Saturday, February 23, 2019 

Tree tapping expert Tim Laflam will host a maple sugaring event. At 157 Hinckley Ridge Rd, Blue Hill, March 2, 1-3 pm. Sponsored by Blue Hill Heritage Trust.
Wood decay fungi link the living tree to living soil, Mar 2
Event - Posted - Saturday, February 23, 2019 

Kevin Smith, plant physiologist with the U.S. Forest Service, talks about studying decay fungi and the responses of trees to storm related injuries. At Curtis Library, Brunswick, March 2, 11 am - 1 pm. Sponsored by Maine Mycological Association.
Horns Pond Snowshoe, March 2
Event - Posted - Saturday, February 23, 2019 

Hike to Horns Pond in Bigelow Preserve, March 2. Sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club.
Hike East Point Sanctuary, Mar 2
Event - Posted - Saturday, February 23, 2019 

A 3-4 mile shoreline walk includes beach walk, road walk and rough path in Biddeford Pool. Sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club.
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