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Action Alert - Monday, October 15, 2018 

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Fly tying workshops
Event - Posted - Monday, October 15, 2018 

Downeast Salmon Federation is partnering with Maine Outdoor School to offer several fly tying workshops. At Ellsworth and Amherst, October 15, 2018 – January 27, 2019.
Rail-trails under attack
Action Alert - Monday, October 15, 2018 

Railbanking is essential to preserving rail corridors for use as trails. This federal statute has allowed local trail groups to convert former railways into thriving rail-trails that boost local economies and create healthier communities. But the federal Surface Transportation Board is proposing to significantly restrict the timeframe for these negotiations. ~ Kevin Mills, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Nominate conservation groups for Franklin Savings Bank grants
Announcement - Monday, October 15, 2018 

Franklin Savings Bank is celebrating 150 years of community banking by donating $150,000 to nonprofit organizations throughout Franklin, Oxford, Somerset, and Hancock counties. Nominate the nonprofit of your choice.
Be Part of the Green Wave
Action Alert - Monday, October 15, 2018 

This election is critical to our planet but millions of environmental voters don't vote during midterm elections. You can help change that. The Center for Biological Diversity is launching a voter engagement program called Ignite the Vote. State-of-the-art voter outreach technology will help reach every voter who cares about wildlife and the planet.
Richard Blanco talk, Oct 21
Announcement - Sunday, October 14, 2018 

Poet Richard Blanco gave an inspiring presentation at the 2018 Harpswell Heritage Land Trust annual meeting. His talk will air on Harpswell Community TV, October 21, 7:30 pm.
Vote Climate
Action Alert - Saturday, October 13, 2018 

We need bold action like a Green New Deal that would put millions of people across the country to work in green jobs building strong communities and a safe climate. ~ 350 Action
Act to Avoid Climate Catastrophe
Action Alert - Saturday, October 13, 2018 

A damning new U.N. report revealed that we could suffer some of the most severe effects of climate change very soon — unless we accelerate phasing out fossil fuels, drastically reducing our carbon emissions, and transitioning to cleaner, smarter energy right now. Call on your officials to lead the fight against climate change. ~ Natural Resources Defense Council
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument meetings
Action Alert - Saturday, October 13, 2018 

The National Park Service invites the public to share ideas on ways to protect the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument’s natural resources and support recreational opportunities.
• UMaine at Presque Isle, October 17, 6-8 pm
• Bangor, October 30, location and time TBD
• Portland, November 14, location and time TBD
Join the Casco Bay Water Reporter Guide
Announcement - Saturday, October 13, 2018 

Join Friends of Casco Bay's new volunteer Observing Network, Water Reporter, an exciting way to share what you see around the Bay.
Milbridge Commons Celebration, Oct 20
Event - Posted - Saturday, October 13, 2018 

Milbridge Commons is a new park, community garden, play space and gathering place free and open to the public. A grand opening celebration will be held October 20, 11 am - 2 pm.
Andy Burt honored, Oct 20
Announcement - Saturday, October 13, 2018 

The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine and Sierra Club Maine are honoring Ann D. "Andy" Burt as a champion of peace, social and economic justice and the environment for over 40 years. At 302 Stevens Ave, Portland, October 20, 5:30 pm.
Help crowdfunding for "A guidebook to habitat conservation"
Action Alert - Friday, October 12, 2018 

Help Susan Morse, founder and science director of Keeping Track, complete a book aimed at inspiring and guiding thousands more wildlife conservation projects across North America.
Take Action for Maine's Environment, Oct 18
Event - Posted - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 

Learn about threats our environment faces under the Trump Administration and what you can do to resist those threats. At Maine Audubon, Falmouth, October 18, 6 pm. Sponsored by Maine Audubon, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Appalachian Mountain Club, Midcoast Conservancy, Maine Conservation Voters, and Maine Public Health Association.
Beavers: Forest Engineers, Oct 17
Event - Posted - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 

Master naturalist Christy Stout will give a presentation on the secret life of the beaver. At Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 W. Old Town Road, October 17, 6-7 pm.
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