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Action Alert! Maine’s Little Brown Bat Needs Your Help

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

You can help add species to the state’s Endangered and Threatened Species List by encouraging your legislators to support LD 807, an Act to Amend Maine’s Endangered and Threatened Species List (Sponsored by Senator Tom Saviello). You can also prevent the erosion of Maine’s safeguards for species that are at risk of becoming extinct by voicing your opposition to LD …

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Surfbird Spotted in Maine!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

If someone asked what the next new bird species to Maine would be, I wouldn’t have guessed Surfbird. Probably not even with 100 guesses. But it happened. On March 20, a group from the Tin Mountain Bird Society spotted an unusual bird amongst some Ruddy Turnstones and Purple Sandpipers. That afternoon one of the group …

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Media Release: Maine Audubon Launches New Resources to Improve Road-Stream Crossings

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

NEWS RELEASE  For Immediate Release March 23, 2015 Contact: Michelle Smith, Communications & Marketing Manager msmith@maineaudubon.org (207) 781-2330 x209 Mobile: (207) 838-0511  Maine Audubon Launches New Resources to Improve Road-Stream Crossings New training resources will be crucial as State releases bond money for culvert replacement FALMOUTH – Maine Audubon and partners launched a new educational website …

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Action Alert! Ask the Governor to Release Land for Maine’s Future Bonds

Friday, March 20th, 2015

You may have heard the news about the Land for Maine’s Future program – Governor LePage has confirmed that he will not release the bond funds approved by the voters. Maine Audubon is deeply concerned that Governor LePage has refused to release voter-approved Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) bonds, a program the organization has strongly supported …

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Maine Audubon Releases Statement on Governor LePage’s Refusal to Release Land for Maine’s Future Bonds

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

PRESS STATEMENT For Immediate Release March 19, 2015 Contact: Michelle Smith, Communications & Marketing Manager msmith@maineaudubon.org (207) 781-2330 x209 Mobile: (207) 838-0511   Maine Audubon Releases Statement on Governor LePage’s Refusal to Release  Land for Maine’s Future Bonds  Falmouth – Maine Audubon is deeply concerned that Governor LePage has refused to release voter-approved bonds for Land …

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator Angus King to Unveil New Solar Panels at Maine Audubon on March 20

Monday, March 16th, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY  For Immediate Release March 16, 2015 Contact: Michelle Smith, Communications & Marketing Manager msmith@maineaudubon.org (207) 781-2330 x209 Mobile: (207) 838-0511 Senator Angus King to Unveil New Solar Panels at Maine Audubon WHAT: Senator Angus King will help Maine Audubon formally unveil its new solar panel installation on the first day of spring (March 20) …

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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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The Mysteries of Crow Roosts

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Have you noticed swarms of crows passing over your house, or maybe overhead while driving home in the evening? Throughout the winter, you are likely seeing American Crows as they head off to spend the evening in a communal roost. Crows are very intelligent and social. While crows spend most of the day in their …

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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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Maine Audubon 2020

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Spring is beginning to peek out from behind the snowbanks at Gilsland Farm. Not only are the days becoming longer, but during a recent mini-thaw, I heard birds singing in the bushes. Our gardens are still buried in thick snow, but that will soon begin to recede, and the ancient cycle of rebirth will begin. …

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