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MEDIA RELEASE: Citizen Scientists Needed to Help Watch for Wildlife on the Road

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release May 24, 2016 Contact: Leslie Taylor, Media Manager [email protected] 207-781-2330 x276 mobile: 347-225-1510 FALMOUTH – Maine Audubon is looking for volunteers to survey roads in Maine for signs of animal road crossings. Now that the weather has warmed up, many animals are likely to be spotted on or near Maine …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Maine Audubon names Jeremy Cluchey as Director of Communications & Marketing

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release May 18, 2016 Contact: Leslie Taylor, Media Manager [email protected] 207-781-2330 x276 mobile: 347-225-1510 Today Maine Audubon announced that Jeremy Cluchey will be joining the team as Director of Communications & Marketing. A Maine native, Cluchey brings over a decade of strategic communications and management experience spanning the public, private, and …

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Conferences and Collaborative Ventures

Monday, May 9th, 2016

April marks spring, a time for large migrations of birds and a time of change for plants. But spring is also is a key time for bringing people together for conferences and collaborative ventures. In early April I spoke at Colby College at a wonderful conference on Community, Culture and Conservation. Over the years, the Environmental Studies Program at …

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Action Alert: Final action needed to advance solar policy

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Please ask your legislators to vote in support of the veto override on LD 1649   Recently, the Legislature voted on the comprehensive solar bill (LD 1649). The good news: the bill passed by strong margins, 91-56 in the House and 35-0 in the Senate. The bad news: we don’t have enough votes in the House to …

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Predicting Hummingbird Arrivals

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Spring is coming and many of our most loved birds will be here any day! Thanks to long running citizen science projects we can pretty accurately predict when certain species are going to arrive. One migrant that a lot of people are already talking about and eagerly awaiting is the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Let’s take a …

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Action Alert: Help Ensure Funding for LMF and Stream Crossings

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Please Contact Your Legislators NOW and Urge Them to Support New Bond Funding for Land for Maine’s Future (LD 1248) and Stream Crossings (LD 1069)   The Appropriations Committee voted yesterday on bonds. The good news is that a majority of the committee voted in favor of both the Land for Maine’s (LMF) Bond (LD …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Maine Audubon Seeks Anglers for Brook Trout Survey Project

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release April 12, 2016 Contact: Leslie Taylor, Media Manager [email protected] 207-781-2330 x276 mobile: 347-225-1510 Falmouth – Maine Audubon, Trout Unlimited and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) are seeking volunteer anglers to survey remote Maine ponds and coastal streams for brook trout this fishing season. Information gathered by …

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Solar Rally at the State House

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Join Maine Audubon and our Solar for ME coalition partners for a big solar rally at the State House next Wednesday, April 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. RSVP for the solar rally! Maine is already in last place for solar in the region, but Governor LePage and his allies are working hard to further roll back solar in …

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Action Alert: Land for Maine’s Future Is Nearly Out of Money

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The legislative session is wrapping up quickly and we need legislators to vote in support of bond funding for the Land for Maine’s Future program before they adjourn. Please contact your legislators and urge them to support LD 1248. LD 1248 proposes $20 million of new bond funding for the state’s land conservation program. For …

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Meeting the Maine Audubon Community

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Greetings! I have had a fast-paced month at Maine Audubon and have been able to get out and tour some of our sanctuaries and meet a range of folks who are engaged with our organization. On April 1, I visited Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary, near Greenville. I hiked up the snow covered trail and crossed the …

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