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Action Alert - Sunday, August 18, 2019 

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Kennebec Land Trust annual meeting, Aug 25
Event - Posted - Sunday, August 18, 2019 

At Camp Androscoggin, Wayne, August 25. The trust has conserved more than 6,300 acres and constructed 44 miles of trails on KLT protected lands.
Brechlin reading, Aug 25
Event - Posted - Sunday, August 18, 2019 

Earl Brechlin, a Registered Maine Guide, will read from his book, "Return to Moose River: In Search of the Spirit of the Great North Woods," essays describing white-water canoeing, snowmobiling, and backpacking adventures in many parts of Maine. At Albert Church Brown Memorial Library, China, August 25, 2 pm.
Families in the Outdoors, Aug 24
Event - Posted - Saturday, August 17, 2019 

Learn about all kinds of Maine bugs – the good, the bad and the very strange looking. At Law Farm, Dover-Foxcroft, August 24, 9 am - noon.
Maine Herpetological Society Reptile Expo, Aug 25
Event - Posted - Saturday, August 17, 2019 

50+ vendors, 1,000+ reptiles, plus Mr. Drew and His Animals Too. At Ramada Inn, Lewiston, August 25, 10 am - 4 pm, $7, kids under 12 free.
Earth Day 2020
Announcement - Thursday, August 15, 2019 

Earth Day, the global environmental movement for a cleaner, greener, safer and more just world for all, turns 50 next year. Want to help?
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Anniversary Celebration, Aug 23-24
Event - Posted - Thursday, August 15, 2019 

Dinner, music, silent auction, awards, and toast to commemorate the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument’s August 24th, 2016 proclamation. At New England Outdoor Center, T1 R8, August 23-24, $25.
Close Encounters of the First Kind, Aug 22
Event - Posted - Thursday, August 15, 2019 

Maine’s First Ship hosts Ken Hamilton for a discussion of the earliest European and indigenous people interactions, from 16th century Jacques Cartier and Basque fishermen to early 17th century French and English explorers. At Bath Freight Shed, Bath, August 22, 7 pm.
Inventing Vacationland, Aug 22
Event - Posted - Thursday, August 15, 2019 

Scott Andrews will share the history of tourism, outdoor recreation and the arts in Maine from 1820-present. At 7 Lakes Alliance Center, Belgrade Lakes Village, August 22, 7 pm.
Talking Trash in Lincoln County, Aug 22
Event - Posted - Thursday, August 15, 2019 

Michael Uhl and Mark Ward, founders of “Talking Trash! A Community Education Project on Waste Management,” will host a community forum on recycling and waste disposal in Lincoln County. At Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, August 22, 6 pm.
Maine Farm Days, Aug 21-22
Event - Posted - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 

Maine Farm Days is celebrating its 50th year. August 21-22.
Pollinators workshop, Aug 20
Event - Posted - Tuesday, August 13, 2019 

Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding a workshop to guide participants through the observation, identification, and ecology of pollinators. At Chesterville Center Union Meeting House, August 20, 8:30 am.
An Historic Trail Guide: Camping, Hiking, and the Appalachian Trail, Aug 20
Event - Posted - Tuesday, August 13, 2019 

Refreshments and special artifacts from our collections. At Maine Historical Society Longfellow Garden, Portland, August 20, 5 pm, MHS Members free, nonmembers $5, 21+ years old.
Stars over Schoodic, Aug 20 & 27, Sep 3
Event - Posted - Tuesday, August 13, 2019 

“It’s a big universe. Where do we fit in?” Richard Luecke will describe how people have answered these questions and how the answers have changed over the centuries. At Schoodic Institute, Winter Harbor, August 20, 27 and September 3, 8-9:30 pm.
Endangered Species Act Gutted
Action Alert - Monday, August 12, 2019 

New regulations released by the Departments of Commerce and the Interior have significantly weakened the Endangered Species Act, issuing a veritable death sentence for Maine’s most imperiled wildlife. Contact Maine’s Congressional delegation to share your bitter disappointment with these rules and to call upon them to act. ~ Maine Audubon
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