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Action Alert! Free LMF Funds and Improve Stream Crossings

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Next week, the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee is holding public hearings on two very important bond bills – LD 1248, a bill to fund the Land for Maine’s Future program, and LD 1069, a bill to fund new and improved stream crossings. While the bills are before the Appropriations Committee, it’s essential that committee members and leadership …

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Action Alert! Take a Stand Against Solar Rollbacks

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

You may heard about the batch of bad bills the Governor just proposed: bills that attack solar power, other renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and steal money from the Bureau of Parks and Lands. How You Can Help: Today, there is a public hearing on the worst of these bills (LD 1400 and LD 1397) Please send an email …

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Snowy Egret 5K 2015 Race Results

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Thanks to everyone who came out to run or walk at one of the most scenic and special places in Maine and support the Scarborough Marsh – the Audubon Center and the Eastern Trail Alliance. The overall female winner was Zoe Goodwin, 18, of Standish. The overall male winner was Aaron Chelate, 33, of Saco. …

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Reflections on Warbler Walks

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Each weekday morning from May 5th through the 15th, I had the pleasure of leading free walks at Evergreen Cemetery and Capisic Pond Park in Portland. In 10 days we saw 99 species, plus one other taxa (American Black Duck x Mallard hybrid). A complete list of these species is located at the end of this …

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How Do We Build a Broader Network of Wildlife Conservationists?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Over the last year, Maine Audubon’s Board and leadership has been reflecting on how we can build a more sizable and durable network of wildlife conservationists. We cannot attain our vision unless we engage a far greater number of people in our mission. To develop a clearer idea of how we might solicit broader support, …

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Get More From Our Naturalist on Instagram

Friday, May 8th, 2015

This blog has become a great place for me to connect with Maine Audubon members and others by sharing some of my observations of nature. I always try to make the posts relevant to what is going on in the natural world at the time I am writing and I wanted to share another way that you can get …

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Action Alert! Defeat Weak Mining Rules and Free LMF Funds

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

We really need your help defeating weak mining rules and freeing up the Land for Maine’s Future bonds held up by the Governor. Speak Up Against Weak Mining Rules Prevent the development of dangerous mines near some of Maine’s most treasured places by urging the Environment and Natural Resources Committee to oppose weak mining rules. Please attend the Public Hearing: When: Monday, …

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Rare Bird Alert – April 25-May 1, 2015

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Reporting Period: April 25 – May 1, 2015Compilers: Doug HitchcoxNoteworthy Species Mentioned: Glossy Ibis White-faced Ibis+ Sandhill Crane Caspian Tern American Three-toed Woodpecker Black-backed Woodpecker (+ Details requested by Maine Bird Records Committee: https://sites.google.com/site/mainebirdrecordscommittee/)Greater PortlandTwo WHITE-FACED IBIS were found behind the Pelreco Building at the Scarborough Marsh on the 25th. This location is off Snow Canning Road in Scarborough. These birds were seen throughout the week and …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Maine Audubon Applauds Legislature’s Efforts on Behalf of Endangered Species

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release April 30, 2015 Contact: Jenn Burns Gray, Maine Audubon Staff Attorney and Advocate jgray@maineaudubon.org, 207-798-2900 Maine Audubon Applauds Legislature’s Efforts on Behalf of Endangered Species Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee has voted unanimously in support of LD 807 Maine Audubon is delighted to announce that the Legislature’s Inland Fisheries and …

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

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

  NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release April 29, 2015 Contact: Agata Ketterick, 207-781-2330 x232 Citizen Scientists Needed to Help Watch for Wildlife on the Road Maine Audubon seeks “road watch” volunteers FALMOUTH – As the weather warms up, many animals are on the move and are more likely to be spotted on or near Maine roads. …

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