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Sixth Annual Energy Symposium, Jan 30
Event - Posted - Thursday, December 31, 2009 

With an eye to weaving energy concerns in Maine with those in South and Central Asia, the sixth annual Camden Conference Energy Symposium will present speakers on nuclear issues, on the dynamics of oil and gas development in the Caspian region and the "Stans," and on the significance of renewable energy for the region. Belfast, Jan 30, registration fee.
Trivia Question
Other - Thursday, December 31, 2009 

How many designated Wilderness Areas does the Appalachian National Scenic Trail traverse?
Maine's Economic Recovery, Jan 11
Event - Posted - Wednesday, December 30, 2009 

This conference sponsored by the Maine Center for Economic Policy includes a panel on Prospects for Green Jobs. Augusta Civic Center, Jan 11, 8:15 a.m. -3:15 p.m., registration fee.
Carbon Credits and Offsets: Opportunities for Woodland Owners, Jan 13
Event - Posted - Wednesday, December 30, 2009 

Maine Forest Service Director Alec Giffen will present this talk at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Maine Agricultural Show, at the Augusta Civic Center. Free.
Arboretum snowshoe excursions, Jan 6, 20
Event - Posted - Wednesday, December 30, 2009 

Join a snowshoe excursion around the Pine Tree State Arboretum in Augusta. No experience or equipment necessary. Space is limited, so pre-register. Free. Jan 6 and 20, 12-1:30PM.
Earl Shaffer and the Appalachian Trail
Announcement - Tuesday, December 29, 2009 

Earl Shaffer was the first person to walk the entire Appalachian Trail in one continuous hike. He started in April 1948 at Mount Oglethorpe, Georgia, and completed the Trail four months later at Maine’s Mount Katahdin. This exhibition at the National Museum of American History features photographs taken along the trail, Shaffer’s diary from the 1948 hike, and maps he used.
Buds, Twigs and Bark, Jan 16
Event - Posted - Tuesday, December 29, 2009 

Join Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Lee Kantar and explore ways to identify woody plants in winter. Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden, Maine, Jan 16, 1-4PM, registration fee.
Climate Secrets from Antarctic Ice Cores, Jan 14
Event - Posted - Tuesday, December 29, 2009 

Dr. Karl Kreutz will discuss UMaine's involvement in ice core research, show the beautiful and remote polar settings where research is conducted, and highlight the role of ice core data in our understanding of climate change. Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden, Maine, Jan 14, 7PM, registration fee.
Winter Nature Photography Workshop, Dec 30
Event - Posted - Tuesday, December 29, 2009 

Adults and children ages 10 and up are invited to bring digital cameras an learn the basics of photographing nature in the winter from an expert. Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden, Maine, Dec 30, 9AM - 3PM, registration fee.
Wildlife in art at Southwest Harbor Library
Announcement - Tuesday, December 29, 2009 

January comes in hooting and howling for 2010 at the Southwest Harbor Public Library when wildlife art work will be displayed by local artists Amy Workman and Ann Rivers.
"Is Maine Going Anywhere"?
Event - Posted - Tuesday, December 29, 2009 

The Camden Public Library is planning a series of speakers and presentations in January on the question, "Is Maine Going Anywhere?" There will also be ongoing programs throughout the year, on topics such as the economics of the Maine green construction movement.
Gaining Ground in Maine
Announcement - Tuesday, December 22, 2009 

This is a statewide affordable farms initiative by Equity Trust Inc. to build partnerships with farmers, land trusts, state agencies, funding sources, communities and members of community-supported-agriculture (CSA) farms among others to preserve farms that are affordable to farmers and worked by them in perpetuity.
$20,000 Art Competition at Peaks-Kenny State Park
Announcement - Tuesday, December 22, 2009 

The Maine Arts Commission is seeking proposals for a Percent for Art project at Peaks-Kenny State Park in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. The project, which gives preference to Maine artists, has a budget of $20,000 and a submissions deadline of January 29, 2010.
Hunting and fishing licenses available
Announcement - Tuesday, December 22, 2009 

Maine 2010 hunting and fishing licenses now are available for purchase using MOSES, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's online licensing system, at https://www.informe.org/moses/.
Coyote killing “tournament”
Action Alert - Monday, December 21, 2009 

The Jackman-Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a coyote killing tournament Dec 16 - Jan 30. Prizes are awarded for those hunters who kill both the most coyotes and the largest individuals. Ethics aside, random coyote killing will do nothing to protect Maine’s deer herds.
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