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21st Annual Source to Sea, Jul 8 - Aug 7
Event - Posted - Sunday, July 31, 2016 

Join any part of this paddling event to celebrate the Androscoggin River, which flows for nearly 170 miles from Lake Umbagog to Merrymeeting Bay. July 8 - August 7.
Art Walk reception for nature artists, Aug 5
Event - Posted - Friday, July 29, 2016 

Three artists will exhibit at Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery: Michael Boardman of North Yarmouth, Leon Vanella of Newcastle, and Janet Glatz of Durham. At Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge visitor center and art gallery, Rockland, weekdays 8 am - 4:30 pm; opening reception, Aug 5, 5-8 pm.
Governor LePage and Maine’s Environment: A Dismal Record
Publication - Thursday, July 28, 2016 

For the past five years, Governor Paul LePage has supported the most anti-environment agenda of any governor in modern Maine history. He thinks Maine’s environment and economy are in conflict and that we need to weaken Maine’s environmental protections to create jobs—a false, outdated notion that no Maine governor has held in decades. ~ Natural Resources Council of Maine
Great Maine Outdoor Weekend grants avaiilable
Announcement - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 

Small grants are available to help organizers partner with school groups during the September 16-18 Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Deadline is July 29.
Gulf of Maine in Distress, Aug 3
Event - Posted - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 

Award-winning journalist Colin Woodard will speak about the rapid warming taking place in the Gulf of Maine and the effects this is having on the species that live there. At Damariscotta River Association annual meeting, Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, August 3, 7 pm.
Stargazing the Perseid Meteor Shower, Aug 3, 4 or 5
Event - Posted - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 

Southern Maine Astronomers will lead an exploration of the night sky, during the Perseid Meteor Shower. At Crystal Spring Farm, Brunswick, August 3, 4 or 5 depending on the clear sky forecast. Sponsored by Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust.
Forever Farm Party, Aug 3
Event - Posted - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 

Join Maine Farmland Trust and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust at Harvest Tide Organics' new farm in Bowdoinham for local food and music, August 3, 5-8 pm.
Farm Party, Aug 3
Event - Posted - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 

Join Maine Farmland Trust and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust at Harvest Tide Organics‘ newly protected farm: 304 Pork Point Rd, Bowdoinham, August 3, 5-8 pm.
Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference, Jul 31-Aug 3
Event - Posted - Sunday, July 24, 2016 

The focus of this year's summit is sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. At UMaine, Orono, July 31 - Aug. 3.
A Climate to Thrive Summer Gathering, Jul 31
Event - Posted - Sunday, July 24, 2016 

Mount Desert Island residents have banded together to make MDI (its 4 towns and 17 villages) the first multi-town alliance in Maine, and perhaps in the nation, to achieve energy independence. Keynote address at this free conference by Maine U.S. Senator Angus King. At MDI High School, July 31, 3-5:30 pm.
Blueberry Field Management, July 30
Event - Posted - Saturday, July 23, 2016 

UMaine Cooperative Extension blueberry specialist David Yarborough will discuss maintaining wild blueberry fields and the history of wild blueberries in Maine. Land trust staff and volunteers will highlight upcoming stewardship projects at the preserve. At Davidson Nature Preserve, July 30, 10 am. Sponsored by Kennebec Land Trust.
Women and Our Woods workshop, Jul 30
Event - Posted - Saturday, July 23, 2016 

A day-long workshop for women woodland owners and foresters to learn about about forest management. At Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, July 30, fee.
Swan Island Family Field Day, Jul 30
Event - Posted - Saturday, July 23, 2016 

This is a day for the whole family to try out archery equipment, an ATV, a nature scavenger hunt, fishing, paddling, geocaching and more. At Swan Island in Merrymeeting Bay, July 30, 9 am – 4 pm, with ferry rides beginning at 7:30 am from Richmond. Reservations required.
Nordic Trail Festival, Jul 29-30
Event - Posted - Friday, July 22, 2016 

A celebration of community, trails and lifestyle with mountain biking, running and music in the hills of central Aroostook County. At Nordic Heritage Center, Presque Isle, July 29-30.
Schoolhouse Supper, Jul 27
Event - Posted - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 

Join Andrew White and Katee Lafleur of High Ridge Farm for a casual high-summer feast of 100% farm-made tacos. At The Hub, Unity, July 27, 7 pm, $10. Sponsored by Maine Farmland Trust.
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