News & Notes: Legislative Advocacy


Action Alert! Take this Simple Step to Protect Maine Lakes

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Maine’s lakes need your help. Please contact the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee members today and urge them to support the following legislation that will protect our lakes: LD 40: An Act to Protect Maine’s Great Ponds (Sponsor: Senator Tom Saviello) LD 568: An Act to Protect Maine’s Lakes (Sponsor: Representative Ben Chipman) LD 713: Resolve, to Further Protect Lake Quality (Sponsor: Representative Gary Hilliard) Details These important bills will …

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Action Alert! Protect Funding for Endangered Species in Maine

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Maine Audubon Action Alert Please oppose eliminating the Chickadee Income Tax Checkoff, an important source of funding for endangered and non-game wildlife.Please contact the Taxation Committee and urge them to oppose eliminating the Chickadee Checkoff. Details Part K-48 of Governor LePage’s budget proposes to eliminate almost all income tax check-offs. This is a voluntary source of …

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Action Alert! Protect our Public Lands & Prevent Mining Pollution

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Maine Audubon Action Alert Please join us at the State House on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.  It is a very big day and we really need your help.  The Environment and Natural Resources Committee will hold a public hearing on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s bad mining rules. In addition, the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, together …

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Action Alert! Speak Out Against the Governor’s Proposal to Tax Nonprofits

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Maine Audubon Action Alert Please speak out against the Governor’s proposal to tax nonprofit organizations. The Appropriations and Financials Affairs Committee, together with the Taxation Committee, is holding a public hearing on the proposal require nonprofits to pay property tax. When: Thursday, February 19, 1:00 pm Where: Room 228 of the State House, Augusta Why we …

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Conservation Funding

Friday, February 6th, 2015

In order to successfully protect and conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat, we need to ensure that much-needed state programs and services continue to be funded. Our ability and willingness to invest in conservation today will impact Maine’s forests, rivers and sea shores, as well as the economic and recreational opportunities they provide for generations to …

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Maine’s North Woods

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Maine’s northern forest is the single largest undeveloped forestland in the eastern United States. Its woods, waters and wildlife create outstanding recreational experiences for Maine people and visitors, bringing good jobs and new opportunities for economic growth. Maine’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry houses the state’s core programs that benefit and conserve the north woods. Spruce Budworm …

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Protect Maine Lakes

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Lakes offer far reaching value both to Maine’s wildlife as well as its people. For more than 30 years, we have worked with more than 1,500 volunteers across Maine to monitor the health of Maine’s Common Loon, a species tied more closely than perhaps any other to clean, clear water. Common Loons have to see their prey – …

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Endangered and Threatened Species

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Protecting at-risk species is a core environmental issue for the people of Maine. The state began listing its threatened and endangered species forty years ago, after the passage of Maine’s Endangered Species Act (there are currently 45 wildlife species listed on the state’s endangered and threatened list). The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is proposing a …

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Stream-Smart Road Crossings workshop offered

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
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It’s not the bear question. Question 6 is the other wildlife question on the ballot

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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