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East Point Sanctuary: Where the Sidewalk Ends

Friday, January 20th, 2017

On the outer edge of Biddeford Pool, tucked just beyond beautiful private residences and the spectacular Abenakee Club golf course, sits Maine Audubon’s best-kept secret: the East Point Audubon Sanctuary. At only 30 acres, it is Maine Audubon’s smallest sanctuary. But what it lacks in area it more than makes up for in beauty. A …

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Action Alert: Take Action to Ban Plastic Bags

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Maine’s Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee is holding a public hearing on LD 57, An Act to Phase Out the Use of Single-use Plastic Shopping Bags, on Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. in room 216 of the Cross Office Building in Augusta. Please attend the hearing and show your support for eliminating single …

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Nature Notes 2017: 02

Friday, January 13th, 2017

“Nature Notes” will be a near-weekly blog post to keep you updated on some things going on with Maine’s wildlife. This will include incidental observations (many of which are shared on our Instagram page), recent unusual bird sightings, and notes on our bird walks or other field trips. In case you missed it, last week’s Nature Notes …

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Action Alert: Voice Your Opposition to Pruitt’s Confirmation as EPA Administrator

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is at the heart of our nation’s protection of clean air and water. Its work is absolutely critical to the health of America’s wildlife and habitat. President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA poses a clear and present threat to wildlife in Maine and around the …

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Nature Notes 2017: 01

Friday, January 6th, 2017

“Nature Notes” will be a near-weekly blog post to keep you updated on some things going on with Maine’s wildlife. This will include incidental observations (many of which are shared on our Instagram page), recent unusual bird sightings, and notes on our bird walks or other field trips. Observations: Barred Owls seem to be everywhere …

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New Year, New Beginnings

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Greetings, friends. Let’s make a few new year’s resolutions for 2017: get outside, keep informed, and stay engaged. January is not a month to stay inside. Maine Audubon offers several exciting birding trips this month to help you make the most of the winter season. Many folks know Portland Head Light from the summer months, …

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Maine Audubon Announces Leadership Transition

Friday, December 16th, 2016

For immediate release Friday, December 16, 2016 Contact: Jeremy Cluchey, Director of Communications [email protected] 207-781-2330 x222 Ole Amundsen III has announced that he will be leaving his role as Executive Director of Maine Audubon in January 2017, a decision he called “very difficult, but the right move for me and my family at a busy …

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Action Alert: Protect Maine from Invasive Plants

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

For the first time ever, Maine’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is proposing a list of invasive plant species. If approved, it will be illegal to import, export, buy, sell, or propagate any living and viable portion of a listed plant species. The creation of the list of invasive plant species in Maine is …

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Maine Audubon Deeply Concerned by Nomination of Scott Pruitt to Head EPA

Friday, December 9th, 2016

The nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a deeply concerning signal of the incoming Trump administration’s approach to environmental issues that have critical implications for Maine wildlife and habitat. Mr. Pruitt denies the scientific consensus around the existence of climate change and its connection to the actions of mankind. …

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What will be the big conservation issues of 2017?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Greetings: What will be the big wildlife and conservation issues of 2017? While no one can say for sure what the future holds, it’s sure to be a busy year for those of us focused on encouraging sound and responsible decisions for wildlife and habitat. More than likely we will see continued discussions about the value of …

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