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Brinkley keynotes UMFK Commencement, May 7
Event - Posted - Saturday, April 30, 2011 

Noted historian, writer, and editor, Dr. Douglas Brinkley, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s 129th Commencement on Saturday, May 7. Dr. Brinkley also will receive an honorary doctorate degree conferred by the trustees of the University of Maine System. His most recent book, The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, became an instant New York Times bestseller and the 2009 recipient of the National Outdoor Book Award.
A River Runs Through It, May 3
Announcement - Friday, April 29, 2011 

Dr. Robert Marvinney, Maine’s state geologist, is featured in the first episode of a new History Channel program, “How the States Got Their Shapes.” The episode, “A River Runs Through It,” will premiere at 10 pm on May 3, and re-air at 8 pm on May 4. It will examine “how water has literally shaped the states,” according to the History Channel’s website.
Maine Land Conservation Conference 2011, Apr 29-30
Event - Posted - Friday, April 29, 2011 

The Maine Land Conservation Conference provides training on best practices in land trust management, land transactions, fundraising and stewardship. It also provides a forum for learning about the most pressing issues facing land conservation today.
Maine Association of Conservation Commissions annual meeting, Apr 30
Event - Posted - Friday, April 29, 2011 

MEACC Annual Meeting at Mt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham, April 30, 12-1:30 pm, held in conjunction with the Maine Land Conservation Conference.
New England Nature Writers and Vernal Pool Ecology for Teachers, May 6
Event - Posted - Friday, April 29, 2011 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from Wayne Elementary School teachers as they lead vernal pool discovery activities at the local Besse Historic Conservation Area vernal pool. Meet at Wayne Elementary School, May 6, 8:30 am - Noon. Registration fee. Sponsored by Kennebec Land Trust.
Wind Energy and Wildlife Forum, May 5-6
Event - Posted - Friday, April 29, 2011 

The Maine Chapter of The Wildlife Society, a non-profit professional and scientific organization, is hosting a 2-day technical conference on wildlife topics and trends associated with northern New England’s developing onshore and offshore wind energy industries. At Black Bear Inn, Orono, May 5-6. Registration fee.
Maine Woods Tourism Training Initiative, Apr 28
Event - Posted - Thursday, April 28, 2011 

Want to learn how to keep Piscataquis County guests in the neighborhood longer? The Piscataquis County Economic Development Council and the Maine Woods Tourism Training Initiative will try to answer that question at two Regional Destination Training seminars from 9 am to noon on April 28 at the Penquis Higher Education Center in Dover-Foxcroft and from 2 to 5 pm the same day at the Greenville Town Office. Registration $10.
Medomak land trust launches Young Friends group, May 5
Event - Posted - Thursday, April 28, 2011 

Join Medomak Valley Land Trust on Thursday, May 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at its offices at 25 Friendship St. in Waldoboro for happy hour refreshments, and the launch of ‘Young Friends of the Watershed.”
Trail Games and Activities for Families of All Ages, May 5
Event - Posted - Thursday, April 28, 2011 

Joy Norkin is a teacher, a Registered Maine Guide, and a leader in the AMC Youth Opportunities and Teen Wilderness Adventure Programs. Whether you are starting a growing family or grandparenting energetic young ones, get ready for summer family activities with this fun session. At Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, May 5, potluck dinner at 6 pm, followed by Joy’s presentation at 7 pm.
Stop the Madness: The Attack on Maine's Environment, Apr 27
Event - Posted - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 

Join NRCM Executive Director Lisa Pohlmann and NRCM Senior Director of Advocacy Pete Didisheim to learn about the 50 worst environmental rollback bills proposed this session. At One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, Portland, 7 - 8:30 pm.
Paddlers Film Festival, Apr 28
Event - Posted - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 

The Maine Island Trail Association and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail are thrilled to present the Fourth Annual Paddlers Film Festival at the Eastland Hotel in Portland on April 28 at 6:30 pm. Advance tickets $12; at the door $15; students $10.
Hermit Island field trip, May 4
Event - Posted - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 

Explore the “other half” of Hermit Island with its forest and hiking trails out to remote beaches to look for migrating warblers, thrushes, tanagers, and grosbeaks; check the shore for shorebirds and waterfowl and the sky for migrating raptors. Sponsored by Merrymeeting Audubon.
Tracking Progress Toward Meeting Maine’s Wind Energy Goals
Publication - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 

Currently, a total of six large-scale wind energy development projects are operating in the State of Maine with a total capacity of 265.5 MW. In addition, there are two large-scale wind energy development projects under construction with a potential total of 115 MW of capacity, three projects that have been permitted (although two projects have been appealed) with a potential of 102 MW and at least seven wind energy projects under development with the total potential capacity of 533.50 MW. Other projects are in discussion or appear in ISO-NE’s queue but are not far along enough to be counted by either the DEP or LURC as a serious project at this time. There are no off-shore wind projects in operation or under development in Maine at this time.
Bradley Pond field trips, May 3, 10 17
Event - Posted - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 

These relatively easy walks through varied habitat will focus on spring warbler migration at Bradley Pond, Topsham. May 3, 10, and 17. Sponsored by Merrymeeting Audubon.
Forestry Vernal Pool Ecology and Management Workshop, May 3
Event - Posted - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 

Join Professor Aram Calhoun, UMaine, and Gordon Moore, Maine Forest Service, for an introductory workshop providing landowners with a general knowledge of vernal pool habitat. Meet at Maine Forest Service Bolton Hill Facility, Augusta; will tour a nearby vernal pool site. May 3. Sponsored by Kennebec Land Trust.
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