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Hook, Line & Dinner, Jun 7
Event - Posted - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 

Celebrate the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association's 10th anniversary with local seafood. At Slipway Restaurant, Thomaston, June 7, 6-9 pm, $25.
Ecology of wild and cultured soft-shell clams, Jun 7
Event - Posted - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 

Dr. Brian Beal will share his research on clam conservation in Maine. At UMaine Darling Marine Center, Walpole, June 7, 1 pm.
The Health of the Gulf of Maine and the Oceans of the World, Jun 6
Announcement - Monday, May 30, 2016 

Ocean experts discuss threats to the Gulf of Maine and how global warming is affecting the region's aquaculture. Guests: Nichole N. Price, Senior Research Scientist, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences; Don Perkins, Gulf of Maine Research Institute President; and journalist Colin Woodard. On Maine Public Radio, June 6, 1 pm.
Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment
Announcement - Monday, May 30, 2016 

Edmund S. Muskie was notable in Maine and U.S. politics for several reasons. He was the first Democrat elected to statewide office in nearly 20 years; he later served in the U.S. Senate from 1959-1980, ran for President in 1972, and was Secretary of State from 1980-1981. Equally impressive was Muskie's record on behalf of the environment, which earned him the nickname "Mr. Clean." View this Maine Memory Network online exhibit to learn more.
40th Anniversary of Bigelow Preserve, Jun 5
Event - Posted - Sunday, May 29, 2016 

Friends of Bigelow, the group that spearheaded the 1970s' people's-initiative campaign to create the 36,000-acre Bigelow Preserve on the Bigelow Mountain Range, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the successful statewide vote to create the 36,000-acre Bigelow Preserve with a hike and potluck supper. At Carrabassett Valley Community Center, June 5, 6 pm.
Celebrating Acadia’s Trails, Jun 4
Event - Posted - Saturday, May 28, 2016 

Acadia National Park Poet Laureate and Trail Crew member Christian Barter will give a short reading and speak on the connection between trailwork and poetry. And the day will feature a hike and a volunteer work project. At Bar Harbor, June 4, 8:30 am. Sponsored by Friends of Acadia.
Maine free fishing weekend, June 4-5
Event - Posted - Saturday, May 28, 2016 

Free fishing weekend will take place on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, when any person may fish for free without a license on Maine’s waterways, except those who have had their license suspended or revoked. All other rules and regulations, including bag and possession limits, apply. There are wonderful fishing opportunities throughout the state on the nearly 6,000 lakes and ponds and more than 30,000 miles of rivers and streams.
National Parks Traveler Poll: Should President Obama Designate A National Monument in Maine's North Woods?
Action Alert - Saturday, May 28, 2016 

Should President Obama Designate A National Monument In Maine's North Woods?
Acadia Birding Festival, Jun 2-5
Event - Posted - Thursday, May 26, 2016 

Celebrate the ecological wonders of the birds of the Gulf of Maine. At Mount Desert Island, June 2-5.
Swan Island Tour, Jun 2
Event - Posted - Thursday, May 26, 2016 

Swan Island, at the head of Merrymeeting Bay, welcomes hikers, campers, birders and explorers to its shores for an unforgettable Maine experience. This evening wildlife sightseeing tour is lead by Maine Inland Fish & Wildlife staff. At Richmond, June 2, 6:30–7:30 pm. Pre-register.
North Woods National Monument, June 2
Announcement - Thursday, May 26, 2016 

Maine Calling looks at the debate over whether part of Maine's North Woods should be designated a National Monument. Maine Public Radio, June 2, 1 pm.
100+ Events Planned For Acadia National Park Centennial Celebration
Event - Posted - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 

Acadia National Park’s Centennial Celebration involves more than 100 events offered in the communities around the park. Hundreds of partners around Acadia came together to create a year-long “world-welcoming” celebration of the park’s rich history. Here is a sampling of events.
Horseshoe Crabs, Jun 2
Event - Posted - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 

Carol Steingart of Coast Encounters talks about Horseshoe Crabs. Discover the secret life of these prehistoric "helmets of the sea" that aren't even true crabs, and learn about the vital role they play in shoreline ecosystem health. At Curtis Library, Brunswick, June 2, 1:30 pm.
Changing Bird Migration Patterns, May 31
Event - Posted - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 

Doug Hitchcox, Maine Audubon Staff Naturalist, discusses how Maine’s bird life has changed over the past century. At Topsham Public Library, May 31, 6:30 pm. Sponsored by Cathance River Education Alliance.
Persephone in the Late Anthropocene
Event - Posted - Sunday, May 22, 2016 

This experimental opera re-imagines the Persephone myth, the ancient story of why we have winter, in the age of climate change. At SPACE, Portland, May 6-June 3.
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