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Nature and Renewal, Mar 31
Event - Posted - Sunday, March 28, 2010 

Dean Bennett, UMaine professor, life-long conservationist and author, will provide a century's tour of the Wild River Valley along the ME/NH border, from wilderness to destruction and back to wilderness again. At Curtis Library, Brunswick, Mar 31, 7PM, free. Sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club – Maine Chapter.
Birds, Bats And Coastal Wind Farm Development In Maine
Publication - Sunday, March 28, 2010 

While wind energy may partially mitigate the effects fossil fuels have on global warming, it does introduce a new stressor to specific bird and bat populations. Many of the potential impacts of wind farms, however, can be significantly reduced through proper siting and mitigation measures. This paper reviews many of the scientific studies that are ongoing in Europe.
Natural Landscapes of Maine
Publication - Sunday, March 28, 2010 

This new book is an indispensible tool to recognize, understand, and conserve Maine’s special places.
Environment focus of candidates' forum, Apr 26
Event - Posted - Saturday, March 27, 2010 

The theme of a gubernatorial candidate forum will be the future of Maine's environment and business community. April 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts.
Maine's Dynamic Landscapes: From Deglaciation to the Future, Mar 25
Event - Posted - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 

Presentation by Dr. George L. Jacobson, Maine State Climatologist, and Professor Emeritus of Biology, Ecology, and Climate Change at UMaine. At the Ladd Recreation Center, Gott Road, Wayne, ME, March 25, 7-8:30 pm, free. Hosted by the Kennebec Land Trust; sponsored by the Maine Geological Survey and Geological Society of Maine.
CLUPdate
Announcement - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 

After five years of work, the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) has formally adopted, and Gov. Baldacci has officially signed, a revised version of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) for areas within LURC jurisdiction.
Gallay leaving MCHT
Announcement - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 

It’s with very mixed emotions that I tell you I’m resigning from Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Paul Gallay, President, MCHT
COA celebrates Earth Day early, Apr 17
Event - Posted - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 

Celebrate the earth and all of its creatures at College of the Atlantic's Earth Day celebration April 17. The daylong festival may be the largest Earth Day celebration in the state. It will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Unity College Sportsman's Conference, Apr 10
Event - Posted - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 

The fourth annual Unity College Sportsman's Conference and Dinner will be April 10 from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $25 for VIP, $20 regular seats, $15 individual event and $10 for students.
Hazards of lead, Mar 24 & 26
Event - Posted - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 

Lead poisoning is a serious environmental hazard and children who ingest lead paint or dust can develop learning disabilities and behavioral problems. Healthy Homes, Healthy Families will sponsor a two-part class on the hazards of lead. The classes will be held March 24 and 26 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Nutrition Center, 208 Bates St., Lewiston.
Speak up for Environmental Literacy
Action Alert - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 

You can add your name to a petition urging Congress to make sure environmental literacy programs are included in the upcoming education bill.
Webcams monitor bird families
Announcement - Sunday, March 21, 2010 

The BioDiversity Research Institute is hosting webcams monitoring peregrine falcons, bald eagles, and loons in Maine. "These webcams serve multiple purposes — they can inform us about the causes of nest failures and they vastly increase people's awareness and concern about the many threats facing wildlife."
Spring Hawkwatch
Announcement - Sunday, March 21, 2010 

Steve Kolbe will be stationed at the summit of Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, now through May 15. Learn about raptors and the conservation issues they face.
Maine Butterfly Survey
Announcement - Sunday, March 21, 2010 

The Maine Butterfly Survey, a five-year project to map the distribution and abundance of the butterflies and skippers of Maine, is beginning its fourth year. Volunteers are asked to attend a training workshop, May 1, 9:30 AM - 3 PM at Colby College in Waterville.
Evergreen Cemetery bird survey
Announcement - Sunday, March 21, 2010 

Project Canopy, the city of Portland and Maine Audubon Society are seeking area birders to monitor changes in Portland's Evergreen Cemetery bird communities. "We're encouraging experienced birders to volunteer their time and record bird observations while walking and then to report their findings to Cornell's eBird site."
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