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Climate Impacts Day, May 5
Event - Posted - Saturday, April 28, 2012 

Communities all over the world are connecting the dots between extreme weather and climate change. Join or start an event for May 5.
Coyote ~ America's Songdog, May 5
Event - Posted - Saturday, April 28, 2012 

Learn of coyote’s long history in North American: coyote’s relationship with Native peoples and the European Americans; coyote’s complex relationship with the life of our ecosystems; and coyote’s relationship with us. Presented by Geri Vistein, Conservation Biologist. At Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, May 5, 1 pm.
Baxter State Park Litter Patrol, May 5
Event - Posted - Saturday, April 28, 2012 

Annual Baxter State Park roadside litter patrol. Meet at park headquarters in Millinocket, May 5, 9 am.
The Cod Academy, May 5
Announcement - Saturday, April 28, 2012 

This film follows Maine fishermen as they begin to learn about aquaculture, a new way to make a living along Maine’s coast. Maine Public TV, May 5, 11 am.
New Weskeag Wildlife Viewing Platform and Trail, May 5
Event - Posted - Friday, April 27, 2012 

Join staff of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Georges River Land Trust to celebrate the opening of a newly built viewing platform and trail at the Weskeag Marsh. May 5, 10 am.
Cottontail Habitat Restoration, May 5
Event - Posted - Friday, April 27, 2012 

Volunteers are needed to restore habitat for endangered New England cottontails. At Crescent Beach, Kittery, May 5, 9 am-12pm. Sponsored by Defenders of Wildlife and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.
Maine Woods National Park Photo-Documentation Project, May 3
Event - Posted - Thursday, April 26, 2012 

Multi-media presentation by Tom and Lee Ann Szelog featuring the music of legendary folk singer Pete Seeger along with Tom Szelog’s stunning nature photographs. At Lithgow Library, Augusta, May 3, 6:30 pm.
Mining in Maine, May 3
Event - Posted - Thursday, April 26, 2012 

The University of Maine at Fort Kent Board of Visitors’ Business Breakfast Series will present an informational forum on the future of “Mining in Maine” and the potential for mining development of Bald Mountain. Guest speaker: Jim Irving, president of J.D. Irving. At Univ of Maine at Fort Kent, May 3, 10 am.
Maine’s Mysterious Marsh Birds, May 3
Event - Posted - Thursday, April 26, 2012 

Wildlife biologist Danielle D’Auria will speak about Maine's secretive marsh birds: rails, bitterns, herons and snipe. She will discuss what makes these birds unique, why they still remain a mystery to most scientists and how to increase the chances for hearing and possibly seeing one. At the Ellsworth Unitarian Universalist Church, May 3, at 7:30 pm. Sponsored by Downeast Audubon.
Best paddling films, May 3
Event - Posted - Thursday, April 26, 2012 

The Reel Paddling Film Festival’s World Tour 2012 is coming to Maine with a screening of the best paddling films of the year. At Masonic Temple, 415 Congress St #100, Portland, May 3, 7 pm. Tickets: advance $12, at door $15, students $10. Proceeds benefit Northern Forest Canoe Trail and Maine Island Trail Association.
Diadromous Fish Restoration in the Androscoggin Watershed, May 2
Event - Posted - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 

Gail Wipplehauser, a state marine resources biologist, will talk about American eels and other migratory fish. David Cook, author of “Beyond the Gravel Bar: The Native Canoe Routes of Maine,” will present his love and fascination of canoeing Maine's interconnected waterways. At the Otis Falls Mill Complex on Mill Street in Jay, May 2, 6:30 pm. Sponsored by Western Maine Audubon.
Maine’s Calling Amphibians, May 2
Event - Posted - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 

Susan Gallo will speak about amphibians in Maine. At Owls Head Garden Club, May 2, at 11 am.
A Partnership Approach to Forest Land Conservation in Kennebec County, May 1
Event - Posted - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 

This Landscape Stewardship Webinar will present information about the Kennebec Woodland Partnership's successes and challenges, May 1, 2 pm.
Presidential Proclamation: National Park Week
Announcement - Sunday, April 22, 2012 

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt told us "There is nothing so American as our National Parks." This week, we honor the uniquely American idea behind them: that each of us has an equal share in the land around us, and an equal responsibility to protect it. I...do hereby proclaim April 21 through April 29, 2012, as National Park Week. I encourage all Americans to visit their national parks and be reminded of these unique blessings we share as a Nation. ~ Barack Obama
Free Entrance in the National Parks
Announcement - Sunday, April 22, 2012 

America's Best Idea - the national parks - gets even better with fee-free days during April 21-29, National Park Week.
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