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Recreational Trails Program workshops
Announcement - Sunday, March 24, 2019 

The Recreational Trails Program provides up to 80% funding assistance for acquisition and or development of all kinds of recreational trails. Informational workshops will be held in 6 locations across Maine in April:
• April 1, 1-4 pm - Bethel, Mahoosuc Land Trust Offices
• April 2, 1-4 pm - Standish Municipal Center
• April 3, 1-4 pm - Ellsworth City Hall
• April 4, 9 am-12 pm - Wiscasset Community Center
• April 5, 1-4 pm - Greenville Town Office
• April 9, 6-9 pm - Caribou Wellness Center
Maine State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Survey
Action Alert - Saturday, March 23, 2019 

Every five years, Maine submits a SCORP plan to the National Park Service to meet planning requirements for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Since its inception in 1966, LWCF has injected $43 million into non-federal projects in Maine. The Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands wants to know what outdoors activities you engage in, and what you see as priorities for the future. To make your voice heard, take the Maine SCORP Survey: https://mescorpsurvey.com/
"Lobster War: The Fight Over the World's Richest Fishing Grounds," Mar 31
Event - Posted - Saturday, March 23, 2019 

A film by Boston Globe reporter David Abel and co-director-producer Andy Laub that documents the effects of climate change on the lobster industry, as experienced by lobstermen warring with each other off the Maine coast. At Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, March 31, 7:15 pm.
Earth Hour, Mar 30
Action Alert - Saturday, March 23, 2019 

Join millions around the world to turn off the lights and speak up about why nature matters. March 30, 8:30-9:30 pm.
Harlequin duck boat tour, Mar 30
Event - Posted - Saturday, March 23, 2019 

Cruise in search of the state threatened harlequin duck. Meet at Isle au Hault Ferry dock, Stonington, March 30, 11 am - 2 pm, $35 for Island Heritage Trust members, $45 for non-members.
Hermit Island Hike, Mar 30
Event - Posted - Saturday, March 23, 2019 

Hike a mix of sandy beaches, cliffs, shore trails, woods walk and camp roads. At Hermit Island Campground, Phippsburg, March 30. Sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club.
MCHT looking for volunteers to mentor kids
Announcement - Friday, March 22, 2019 

Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites the public to volunteer orientation for individuals interested in mentoring families participating in a Kids Can Grow program at MCHT's Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport. The orientation will be at MCHT's Aldermen Farm, Rockport, April 6, 4-5 pm.
Thoreau Society & Thoreau Farm Trust online auction, thru Mar 29
Announcement - Friday, March 22, 2019 

This auction contains many rare books written about Henry David Thoreau and other items for every Thoreauvian.
Managing Forests for Bird Habitat, Mar 29
Event - Posted - Friday, March 22, 2019 

Dr. Sally Stockwell, Maine Audubon conservation director, will speak about “Managing Forests for Bird Habitat.” At Keith Anderson Community House, Orono, March 29, 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Orono Land Trust.
Maine Sportsman’s Show, Mar 29–31
Event - Posted - Friday, March 22, 2019 

100+ exhibitors: Guides, lodges, boats, fishing charters, trapping, guns, docks, dogs, kayaks, lures, food, camp décor, ATVs, UTVs, and more. At Maine Sportsman’s Show, March 29–31, Augusta Civic Center.
Trashion Show, Mar 28
Event - Posted - Thursday, March 21, 2019 

A one-of-a-kind event to kick of Aveda Earth Month. At Aveda Institute, Augusta, March 28, 5:30 pm.
Solo thru-paddling the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Mar 28
Event - Posted - Thursday, March 21, 2019 

Laurie Chandler describes her 2015 solo thru-paddle of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail. At Curtis Library, Brunswick, March 28, 7 pm. Sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club.
Interactions Among Plants & Insects, March 28
Event - Posted - Thursday, March 21, 2019 

Maine Master Naturalist Roger Rittmaster presents. At Ladd Center, Wayne, March 28, 7 pm. Sponsored by Kennebec Land Trust.
Why Going Native Matters, Mar 27
Event - Posted - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 

Heather McCargo, found and executive director of Wild Seed Project, presents "Why Going Native Matters: Beauty, Biodiversity and Resilience." At Portland Public Library, March 27, 5:30 pm.
So you want to be a homesteader, Mar 27
Event - Posted - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 

Sustainable ME book group for readers and doers. At Curtis Library, Brunswick, March 27, 6:30 pm.
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