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The Christmas Bird Count: Hurray for Citizen Science!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

One of the best things about my new job at Maine Audubon is that it has once again brought me close to people who are citizen-scientists.  I first witnessed the power of citizen science 25 years ago, when I became CEO of Trout Unlimited. At that time, hundreds of volunteers were gathering data on stream …

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Gifts for the Naturalist on your Holiday Shopping List!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

It’s December and that means one thing: the annual Christmas Bird Count! Well, maybe to birders that’s what it means, but for everyone else, it is a time for celebrating the holidays. Here are some gift ideas for the budding naturalist and nature lover in your life:  Sibley Birds, Second Edition The Sibley Guide to …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Maine Audubon Expresses Concern over Second Lynx Killing

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release December 10, 2014 Contact: Michelle Smith, Communications & Marketing Manager msmith@maineaudubon.org (207) 781-2330 x209 Mobile: (207) 838-0511 Maine Audubon Expresses Concern over Second Lynx Killing The wildlife conservation group praises Maine DIFW for taking steps to prevent additional deaths  Falmouth – Maine Audubon, the state’s largest wildlife conservation organization, has expressed …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Maine Audubon to Participate in 115th Annual Christmas Bird Count

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE  For Immediate Release December 9, 2014 Contact: Michelle Smith, Communications & Marketing Manager msmith@maineaudubon.org (207) 781-2330 x209 Mobile: (207) 838-0511  Maine Audubon to Participate in 115th Annual Christmas Bird Count Annual bird survey helps to shape national conservation policy Falmouth – Maine Audubon invites experienced volunteers across the state to participate in the longest-running …

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A Day of Giving for Wildlife

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Today is Giving Tuesday, a national day dedicated to giving back to your local community. Playing on the consumer-driven “Black Friday” and “Cyber-Monday” marketing tactics, nonprofit organizations seized the concept to remind people that the holiday season is not just a time to buy gifts, but a time to give to local organizations working on …

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Double-or-Nothing on Climate Change

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Whatever Maine residents felt about the recent election results, there was little to cheer about where action on climate change is concerned. Maine people are deeply concerned about and already experiencing climate change’s ecological and economic impacts (consider the Gulf of Maine’s threatened shrimp fishery, the insect invasions that are ruining our forests and the …

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Protecting Wildlife in an Era of Climate Change

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

I became Maine Audubon’s executive director in late August. The past two months have been informative and productive. As I have become better acquainted with the staff, members and volunteers of the organization, I have begun to appreciate all the more the power of the Maine Audubon brand and the many contributions the organization is …

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A “Yes on 6″ vote supports stream connectivity in Maine

Friday, October 17th, 2014

On November 4, Mainers will have the opportunity to support the Clean Water and Clean Water Jobs bond, Question 6 on the ballot.  We are urging our members and supporters to vote in favor of this important measure, a $10 million bond that will provide investment in our natural and built infrastructure that provides water-related …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Maine Audubon to Install New Solar System at Gilsland Farm Headquarters

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release October 16, 2014 Contact: Michelle Smith, Communications Manager msmith@maineaudubon.org (207) 781-2330 x209 Mobile: (207) 838-0511   Maine Audubon to Install New Solar System at Gilsland Farm Headquarters Installation will offset 37 tons of carbon emissions each year Falmouth – Maine Audubon announced this week that it has partnered with Revision Energy …

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Yes On 6 – Clean Water & Clean Water Jobs for Maine

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

On November 4, Mainers will have the opportunity to support the Clean Water and Clean Water Jobs bond, Question 6 on the ballot.  We are urging our members and supporters to vote in favor of this important measure, a $10 million bond that will provide investment in our natural and built infrastructure that provides water-related …

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