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Native American POW WOW, Aug 7-8
Event - Posted - Saturday, July 31, 2010 

Learn about Maine’s Native American culture and heritage and how they honor the animals. Representatives of several tribes will demonstrate with native dancers, drummers, craft vendors, singers and traditional food booths. At Maine Wildlife Park, Gray, August 7 & 8, 11 a.m.
30-Mile River Paddle Trek, Aug 7
Event - Posted - Saturday, July 31, 2010 

The 30 Mile River Watershed Association will lead its second 30-Mile River Paddle Trek on Aug. 7. The 12-mile route will take paddlers from Minnehonk Lake in Mount Vernon to Main Street in Wayne. The event begins on Aug 7 at 7 a.m. at the Lake Minnehonk beach in Mount Vernon village.
House tour to highlight sustainable living, Aug 7
Event - Posted - Saturday, July 31, 2010 

The Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance is offering an educational tour titled "Sustainable backyards: A tour of homes, farms, and woods" in the towns of Freedom, Liberty, Montville and Palermo. Aug 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration fee.
Free blueberry pick at Beech Hill, Aug 7
Event - Posted - Saturday, July 31, 2010 

Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites the public to participate in the eighth annual free blueberry pick on Aug 7, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The land trust will open a portion of the 20-acre organic blueberry farm on Beech Hill in Rockport as a thank-you to the community that supports and enjoys the preserve.
Guided Hike Offered to Island Preserves
Event - Posted - Friday, July 30, 2010 

Maine Coast Heritage Trust is offering guided outings to its Frenchboro and Marshall Island preserves. The hikes are open to all and are free. Trips to the Frenchboro preserve are Aug. 20 and Sept. 3. from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Trips to Marshall Island are set for Aug. 4, Aug. 18, and Sept. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reservations are required.
Talk set on early Acadia views, Aug 5
Event - Posted - Friday, July 30, 2010 

Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., Maine State Historian, will give an illustrated talk titled, "Charles A. Townsend's Mount Desert," on Aug 5 at 8 p.m. at the Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor. Between 1905 and 1930, Townsend photographed the Maine coast from York to Hancock counties. Specializing in Mount Desert Island views, he documented the natural scenery that would become Acadia National Park.
Coastal puffin cruise, Aug 1
Event - Posted - Friday, July 30, 2010 

Those who love the antics of puffins shouldn’t miss the fourth annual Puffin Cruise with the Friends of Maine Seabird Islands. The boat leaves Aug 1 at 4 p.m. out of Port Clyde. It costs $30 per person and reservation by advance ticket purchase is required.
MLCV 2010 Early Endorsements
Announcement - Thursday, July 29, 2010 

The Maine League of Conservation Voters is pleased to announce its 2010 early endorsements. These Maine legislative candidates have consistently demonstrated their leadership to protect Maine's environment.
The Ghost Trap book signing, Aug 6
Event - Posted - Thursday, July 29, 2010 

Author K. Stephens will talk about the subculture of Maine lobster fishermen and sign copies of her novel "The Ghost Trap," Aug 6 at 4 p.m. at The Reading Corner in Rockland.
Get Out More Tour, July 29
Event - Posted - Thursday, July 29, 2010 

Sheri and Randy Propster will be at the Indian Hill Trading Post in Greenville as part of this national tour sponsored by Backpacker Magazine. They will host a 60-minute seminar on trip planning, safety and choosing the right outdoor gear and apparel for multi-night outdoor treks. And they have a lot of stuff to give away. July 29, 7 p.m.
Forests on the Edge: A Case Study of South-Central and Southwest Maine Watersheds
Publication - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 

Several watersheds in Maine are projected to experience moderate to high increases in residential development by 2030: 310,200 forest land acres in the Lower Penobscot watershed, 213,800 forest land acres the Lower Androscoggin watershed, and 210,000 forest land acres in the Lower Kennebec watershed are projected to experience increased residential development.
Trends in Maine Tourism
Announcement - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 

Certain pockets of Maine's tourism industry are flying high this summer - from camping to cruise ships. Maine Watch discusses tourism trends. Plus, Maine Huts and Trails aims to enable a broad range of people to have a wilderness experience in the Maine mountains. MPBN, July 29 at 8 pm, July 30 at 8:30 pm, August 1 at 5:00 pm.
Talk on rockweed and periwinkles, July 30
Event - Posted - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 

Cornell biologist Robin Hadlock Seeley will give a talk on the intimate relationship between rockweed and periwinkle snails at Taunton Bay Education Center in Hancock on July 30 at 7 p.m.
Wildlife on the Move, Aug 3
Event - Posted - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 

The Bailey Public Library in Winthrop hosts wildlife biologist Susan Gallo for a Maine Audubon presentation, "Maine Wildlife on the Move," a talk about the impacts of climate change on the state's wildlife and habitat. Aug 3, 6:30 p.m.
What is that bird? Aug 4
Event - Posted - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 

Maine has roughly 230 species of breeding birds, and it is possible to see 400 different species at various times of the year. Don Reimer will be at the Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland on Aug 4 at 5 p.m. to give a presentation about what types of birds can be seen here in Maine during the summer.
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