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Maine's Fascinating Sturgeon, Jun 26
Event - Posted - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 

Dr. Gayle Zydlewski will present about sturgeon life history and habitat as well as their population in the Kennebec and Sheepscot Rivers and other parts of Maine. At Bath Freight Shed, June 26, 6:30 pm. Sponsored by Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and Midcoast Conservancy.
FarmYard Jam, Jun 23
Event - Posted - Monday, June 18, 2018 

Multiple musical acts, food trucks, farm tours, corn hole, games for kids, farm animals and mini horse cart rides. Benefits Growing to Give, which grows organic food at Scatter Good Farm using climate-friendly methods, and donates it to local people with food insecurity through food banks and pantries. At Scatter Good Farm, Brunswick, June 23, 5-9 pm, $10 per adult, 12 and under free.
Maine Forests and Their Importance to People, Nature, and Our Climate, Jun 25
Event - Posted - Monday, June 18, 2018 

Andy Cutko, Director of Science at The Nature Conservancy in Maine, will speak about special habitats and places in Maine, what is threatening them, and strategies for conserving Maine’s natural heritage. At Highland Green Community Center, Topsham, June 25, 7 pm.
Your fundamental rights are under attack
Action Alert - Sunday, June 17, 2018 

Greenpeace is launching a month-long campaign to raise $500,000 between now and July 14 — money that is desperately needed as we continue our work across all our programs and defend ourselves against SLAPP lawsuits.
Urge Maine Legislative Leaders to Authorize Clean Water Bond
Action Alert - Sunday, June 17, 2018 

Maine's legislative leaders are expected to strike a deal concerning water bonds on June 18. Calls needed by their constituents to:
• Senate President Mike Thibodeau, Waldo County: home (207) 223-5177, cell (207) 949-1481
• House Minority Leader Rep. Ken Fredette, Newport: home (207) 368-5562, House Republican office (207) 287-1440
Scott Pruitt's next goal: Destroy science
Action Alert - Sunday, June 17, 2018 

In one of his most outrageous moves yet, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is pushing a proposal to grant himself the power to censor science — including research that demonstrates the harmful impacts that his big polluter allies have on our clean air and water, our land, our wildlife, and our climate. ~ Natural Resources Defense Council
Field Trip: Brunswick Town Commons South, Jun 24
Event - Posted - Sunday, June 17, 2018 

Participate in a citizen science project to survery breeding birds along this town-owned property looking and listening for breeding birds. Meet at Brunswick Town Commons parking area off Harpswell Rd. (Rt. 123), June 24, 6:30 am. Sponsored by Merrymeeting Audubon.
Field Trip: Brunswick Town Commons North, Jun 23
Event - Posted - Saturday, June 16, 2018 

Participate in a citizen science project to survey breeding birds along this town-owned and Bowdoin College property. Meet at Brunswick Town Commons parking area off Harpswell Rd. (Rt. 123), June 23, 6:30 am. Sponsored by Merrymeeting Audubon.
48th Maine Lakes Conference, Jun 23
Event - Posted - Saturday, June 16, 2018 

This year’s conference emphasizes community action and the connections between ourselves and the natural world. At University of Maine at Farmington, June 23, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Ferns of Merrymeeting Fields, Jun 23
Event - Posted - Saturday, June 16, 2018 

Maine Master Naturalist volunteer Alan Seamans will lead the way to uncover the world of these often overlooked flowerless, seedless plants. At Merrymeeting Fields Preserve, Woolwich, June 23, 10 am. Sponsored by Kennebec Estuary Land Trust.
Swanville Grass Walk, Jun 23
Event - Posted - Saturday, June 16, 2018 

Maine is home to around 235 species of grasses. Meet some of the common grasses with Matt Arsenault, co-author of “Grasses of Maine.” At Thanhauser-Chunn farm, Swanville, June 23, 10 am 12 pm. Sponsored by Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition.
Solstice by the Sea, Jun 21
Event - Posted - Thursday, June 14, 2018 

Join Friends of Sears Island to celebrate the longest day of the year. At Sears Island, June 21, 6 pm to sundown.
Solar Walking Tour, South Portland, Jun 21
Event - Posted - Thursday, June 14, 2018 

Join ReVision Energy for a walking tour of the 1 MW solar array at the South Portland Landfill. In 2017 the City installed 2,944 photovoltaic panels on the 34-acre former landfill. June 21, 9 am.
Bald Pate Summer Solstice Hike, Jun 21
Event - Posted - Thursday, June 14, 2018 

Celebrate the summer solstice with the Loon Echo Land Trust annual hike up Bald Pate Mountain. Meet at Bald Pate Preserve parking area, Bridgton, June 21, 3 pm.
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