News & Notes: Conservation Issues


MEDIA RELEASE: Maine Audubon and CMP Cut Ribbon on New Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Posted on: Monday, September 26th, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

September 26, 2016

Contact: Jeremy Cluchey, Director of Communications
[email protected]
207-781-2330 x222

Sara J. Burns, president and CEO of CMP, and Maine Audubon Executive Director Ole Amundsen III at the ribbon cutting ceremony unveiling a new Level 2 electric vehicle charging station at Maine Audubon’s Falmouth headquarters at Gilsland Farm.

Maine Audubon Executive Director Ole Amundsen III and Central Maine Power Company (CMP) President and CEO Sara J. Burns cut the ribbon on a new electric vehicle charging station at Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm headquarters in Falmouth today.

The Level 2 electric vehicle charging station, provided through CMP’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Grant Program, underscores Maine Audubon’s commitment to building a culture of stewardship for Maine’s wildlife and habitat. Electric vehicles reduce carbon emissions, which helps to mitigate the effects of climate change on Maine’s wildlife and habitat.

“People come to Maine Audubon’s sanctuaries to escape the hustle and bustle, experience nature, and learn about Maine’s wildlife and habitat,” said Amundsen. “This electric vehicle charging station underscores our commitment to environmental stewardship. It also adds a new dimension to something visitors to Gilsland Farm have long understood: it is the perfect place to recharge.”

“We have always felt that our responsibilities go beyond providing safe, reliable power delivery to Maine homes and businesses,” said Burns. “We want to be a good neighbor in the communities we serve, and that includes showing respect for the environment and minimizing our carbon footprint as we do our work.”

Visitors to Gilsland Farm can see Maine Audubon’s six solar arrays mounted on trackers, which together with arrays on the Education Center building comprise 168 panels capable of producing 74,000 kWh annually. The panels are provided and maintained by ReVision Energy. In a typical year, solar generation at Gilsland Farm offsets over 100,000 pounds of carbon, and covers more than 80% of Maine Audubon’s electricity needs.

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Maine Audubon is building a culture of stewardship for wildlife and habitat in Maine.Through a science-based approach to conservation, education, and advocacy, Maine Audubon advances wildlife and habitat conservation in the state. Our citizen science programs connect Maine people to engaging volunteer opportunities that make meaningful contributions to conservation research. The largest Maine-based wildlife conservation organization, Maine Audubon has eight centers and wildlife sanctuaries and serves over 50,000 people annually.

Please visit www.maineaudubon.org for more information.

 

 

Help the Brook Trout Survey Reach Its 2016 Goal!

Posted on: Monday, September 19th, 2016

The Brook Trout Survey Project needs your help. We still need adventurous anglers to explore 25 new ponds from our survey list before the end of September.

The Brook Trout Survey Project recruits volunteer anglers to identify previously undocumented wild brook trout populations in remote Maine ponds. Maine brook trout are a special resource, and we need to know where they are before we can protect and manage them appropriately. The information collected by volunteer anglers, verified by biologists, will help inform future fisheries management decisions.

Because it is critical we learn about the trout population in these ponds, we are offering a special incentive as the season winds down. Each angler who volunteers to survey a new pond in this final push will be entered into a drawing to win one of the following prizes from Maine Audubon (supported by a state wildlife grant):

Grand Prize: A new float tube! What better way is there to explore a remote pond with comfort and ease? This high-quality, high-comfort float tube from Classic Accessories is valued at $180 and has many convenient features.

Second Place: A deluxe fly-tying kit! Tying your own flies in the off season is a great way to prepare for when the fish are biting! This fly-tying kit includes many tools for the best fly-tying experience.

Third Place: A new chest pack! Carry your flies and gear with ease in this convenient chest pack.

We will also award prizes for a number of other achievements:

  • Most ponds surveyed by one person
  • Person with the longest bushwhack/hike to a pond
  • Parent/child survey team
  • Largest survey team
  • Most interesting wildlife sighting during survey

Plus, thanks to a donation from two very generous volunteers, Ret and Karen Talbot, the first 25 volunteers to submit new pond surveys that help us reach our goal will receive a matted 8 x 10″ Brook Trout print painted by Karen Talbot (shown above).

In order to receive the print, or be entered in the prize drawing, I must have your survey in my email inbox or in my hands by October 17. If you submit your survey after October 17, you will not be eligible for prizes.

Up for the adventure? Contact Trout Survey Project Coordinator Leah Bevins at [email protected] or 207-781-2330 x207. Or get started today by going to our project website (where you will find survey forms, FAQs, a map of survey ponds in Google Earth and more!): www.tumaine.org/brooktrout.htm

 

Confidence and Optimism in Northern Maine

Posted on: Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Maine Audubon supported the creation of the the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument because of the area’s value as wildlife habitat and the important role that it plays in providing corridors for wildlife movement. In August, I was fortunate enough to attend the monument’s opening celebration. The National Park Service has already opened an office in downtown Millinocket, complete with park rangers handing out maps and letting visitors know what there is to see and do in Maine’s new national monument.

millinocket1

Still from Too Hot, Too Cold

I first visited Millinocket for the state high school track championship back in 1985. I remember being struck by a photo I saw on that trip of the local high school basketball team that had won the New England Championship sometime in the 1960s. The players looked confident, full of determination to take on the world and win. And today I wonder, with all of the changes in our economy that cause many towns in Maine to struggle, do Millinocket’s young people still have that same confident optimism?

While I can’t claim to definitively answer that question, I see signs that Millinocket’s youth retain the attitude I saw in the basketball team photo. This spring I watched an interesting movie called Too Hot, Too Cold by filmmaker Ross Knowlton of Millinocket. Part skate board flick, part nature walk, and part informational documentary about Millinocket, the film earned Knowlton the Best Young Filmmaker award at the Maine Outdoor Film Festival in 2015. It’s fundamentally an optimistic film, firmly grounded in Millinocket.

millinocket2

Still from Too Hot, Too Cold

If the Maine north woods are to survive as an intact large-scale ecosystem, northern Maine towns like Millinocket need to survive, too. Conservation and stewardship of the environment is fundamentally a local effort, and while the national monument will draw international attention to the area, most of Maine’s northern woods will be looked after by local year-round residents.

Preservation of the north woods is as much a social and economic justice issue as it is an environmental one. We need vibrant towns in northern Maine. And while the national monument alone will not solve all of the region’s problems, the determination and optimism shown by past and present residents of Millinocket make me think that things will be okay in the long run. So it’s time to roll up our sleeves and seize the opportunities created by the Katadhin Woods and Waters National Monument  — and begin thinking more broadly how we can help rural Maine experience success.

-Ole

ole-squareOle Amundsen is Executive Director of Maine Audubon. He has more than 25 years of experience in conservation leadership, with a focus on landscape scale conservation, environmental education and finance. Amundsen most recently served as program manager for the national land trust, The Conservation Fund.

Who has been chewing on our building?

Posted on: Thursday, August 11th, 2016

While photographing a Sigmoid Prominent outside our Environmental Center, I noticed a series of long narrow marks along the wood siding of the building. We shared a photo of them as a quiz on our Facebook page. Do you know who made these bizarre markings?

quiz photo

It didn’t take long before their creator returned and continued the job:

Bald-faced Hornet from Doug Hitchcox on Vimeo.

If you guessed Bald-faced Hornet in our photo quiz, you are correct! Points will also be awarded to anyone who guessed one of the ‘paper nest wasps’ (or anything in Vespidae) as I doubt this photo is diagnostic for a single species. These wasps (they are not actually hornets) will use dead wood for constructing their large papery nests. Here is an excerpt from a PennState’s College of Agricultural Science ‘Entomological Notes’ with details on their nesting process:

The queen collects cellulose from weathered and rotting wood, chews the wood adding her saliva, and takes this paste and makes a papery material to construct the nest. She creates a few brood cells within the nest and deposits eggs in them and feeds the larvae when they hatch. This first brood will assume the duties of nest building, food collection, feeding the larvae and protecting the nest. As the summer progresses, the colony grows until there may be 100 to 400 workers.

We currently have one of these nests on display in our Discovery Room at Gilsland Farm

bfho nestAnd here is a closeup of the nest showing how the color of each ‘layer’ varies depending on the color of the substance the wasps are using to make it.

nest closeup

 

-DougDoug Hitchcox Head Shot - please credit  M. Kathleen Kelly (1)

Meet Doug Hitchcox, Maine Audubon Staff Naturalist A Maine native, Doug grew up in Hollis and graduated from the University of Maine in 2011. Throughout college Doug worked at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center and was hired as Maine Audubon’s staff naturalist in the summer of 2013, a long time “dream job.” In his free time, Doug volunteers as one of Maine’s eBird reviewers, is the owner and moderator of the ‘Maine-birds’ listserv and serves as York County Audubon board member and Secretary of the Maine Bird Records Committee.

Submit your question for Doug:

Experience Maine’s Wildlife

Posted on: Monday, August 8th, 2016

Greetings,

Summer is in full swing for Maine Audubon and we are hosting a variety of programs designed to help people engage with wildlife. One of the best ways to get out and experience the Maine summer is by paddling a canoe or kayak at our Scarborough Marsh facility. You can rent a boat or take a tour with a naturalist. The full moon tours are always a big hit and an unusual way to see this distinct habitat and the creatures who call it home.

This year the demand at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center has been overwhelming and we are looking for volunteers to help. It’s not the typical desk job and people from all over the world come through this facility so it’s an exciting place to be. All experience levels are welcome and this is a perfect opportunity for students looking to beef up their college application, earn community service hours, or add experiences with nature and science to their resumes.

On  August 18, our Speaker Series brings you a Live Birds of Prey show with Hope Douglas from Wind over Wings. At this 21+ event, enjoy a beer or glass of wine while saying hello to the visiting raptors, including Queen Solomon, a Great Horned Owl. These shows are extremely popular so get your tickets soon!

September will be here before you know it, and if you miss the birds of prey show, you can always get your raptor fix by joining us for the Bald Eagles of Merrymeeting Bay cruise sailing out of Boothbay Harbor on September 10. Over 60 eagles were counted during last year’s trip, which is a testament to the rebound of this majestic bird.

When you belong to Maine Audubon, there are so many opportunities to explore Maine’s habitats and experience Maine’s wildlife. Hope to see you outside this summer!

-Ole

Ole Amundsen became Executive Director of Maine Audubon in March 2016. He brings more than 25 years of experience in conservation leadership, with a focus on landscape scale conservation, environmental education and finance. Amundsen most recently served as program manager for the national land trust, The Conservation Fund.

MEDIA RELEASE: Maine Audubon Names L.L. Bean Executive Andrew Beahm as New Deputy Director

Posted on: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 3, 2016

Contact: Jeremy Cluchey, Director of Communications
[email protected]
207-781-2330 x222

Maine Audubon is pleased to announce that Andrew Beahm will be joining the team as Deputy Director. A former Maine Audubon board member and chair who has served in various executive roles at L.L. Bean for the past three decades, Beahm brings the perfect mix of knowledge and experience to this critical new position.

Most recently, Beahm has served as L.L. Bean’s Vice President of Business Transformation, where he brought his decades of rich experience and knowledge to a company-wide reengineering process focused on improving operations, simplifying systems, and building a platform for continuing innovation. During his 34-year tenure, Beahm has also served as L.L. Bean’s Vice President of Internal Audit; Assistant Treasurer; Vice President of Brand Services; Director of Strategic Planning; and in a range of other management and analyst roles.

Among his many accomplishments at the industry-leading retailer, Beahm managed a strategic review that prompted L.L. Bean’s retail expansion from Freeport to over 40 cities. He led L.L.Bean’s centralized marketing activities including strategic brand management, partnership marketing, development and circulation planning for core catalogs, advertising, and growing L.L.Bean’s e-commerce channel. Across his diverse roles, Beahm brought a focus on process improvement and critical analysis of the status quo which, combined with a disciplined approach to setting and achieving targets, resulted in improved long-term results.

Beahm’s corporate experience is complemented by his extensive work with nonprofit organizations in Maine. In addition to Maine Audubon, Beahm has served as board president for the Cancer Community Center and Greater Portland Big Brothers/Big Sisters (of which he is a founding trustee). Beahm has also served as a trustee for the Pine Tree Boy Scouts Council, Portland Nordic, and has volunteered in multiple capacities for the United Way.

Ole Amundsen, Maine Audubon’s executive director, welcomed Beahm enthusiastically to the team. “Maine Audubon has benefited from Andy’s perspective and leadership for years,” he said. “In this new role, Andy’s wealth of experience, both broad and deep, will be a true boon to our team, our operations, and our effectiveness. I can’t imagine a better fit for this crucial role.”

“I have had the privilege of being involved with Maine Audubon for many years, in many capacities,” said Beahm. “I’ve been a visitor to Gilsland Farm, a member, a trustee, and then chair of the board. For me, it is a thrill to be able to contribute to the success of such an important organization in a brand new way. I couldn’t be more excited to join this team.” A graduate of the University of Maine system, Beahm is an avid outdoorsman, paddler, runner, and cyclist. He lives in Falmouth.

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About Maine Audubon

Maine Audubon’s science-based approach to conservation, education and advocacy advances wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation in Maine. Our citizen science programs connect Maine people to engaging volunteer opportunities that make meaningful contributions to conservation research. The largest Maine-based wildlife conservation organization, Maine Audubon has eight centers and wildlife sanctuaries and serves over 50,000 people annually, with 15,000 members and 2,000 volunteers.

Please visit www.maineaudubon.org for more information.

 

MEDIA RELEASE: Volunteers Take to the Lakes for 33rd Annual Maine Audubon Loon Count

Posted on: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 13, 2016

Contact: Leslie Taylor, Digital Media Manager
[email protected]
(207) 781-2330 x276
Cell: (347)225-1510

loon-countphotoFALMOUTH, Maine  — On Saturday, July 16, Maine Audubon will conduct its 33rd annual Loon Count. Over 900 Mainers have volunteered to survey lakes and ponds across the state, collecting valuable scientific data that informs and supports conservation efforts.

This year’s count takes place between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. Counters are assigned areas to count from shore or by boat, and regional coordinators will compile the results and send them to Maine Audubon for analysis.

“Loons need lakes with clean, clear water and lots of fish, so they are good indicators of lake health,” said Susan Gallo, director of the Maine Loon Project. “A lake that’s good for loons is good or all kinds of other wildlife — and good for people, too.”

“The annual count has helped build support for laws that keep our lakes and loons healthy, including regulations around lead free tackle, shoreline development, and invasive plants. It’s also been a great way to get people outside, learning about where loons are, where they nest, and how easy it is to share a lake with a loon family,” Gallo said.

Photo by June LeDuc

Photo by June LeDuc

BACKGROUND
The loon count is the centerpiece of Maine Audubon’s Maine Loon Project. Through the project, Maine Audubon actively engages people in conservation, educates the public about loon biology and conservation, and collects the scientific data needed to advocate for legislation that benefits loons and the lakes where they live.

The 2015 Loon Count enlisted 850 volunteers to survey 290 Maine lakes and ponds. Despite the challenges posed by torrential rain that day, Maine Audubon calculated the loon population in the southern half of Maine to be 2,818 adult loons and 218 chicks. While this number is down about 10% for adults compared to the 2014 estimate, the long-term trend remains positive and the 2015 number is twice what the very first estimate of 1,416 adults was in 1984. The estimate for chicks has consistently gone up and down over the last 32 years, with the 2016 estimate falling just below the 32-year average of 267.

Gallo credits the success of adult loons in part to the efforts of lake associations, landowners, and Maine lawmakers, who have all created conditions for cleaner water and healthier fish populations in Maine lakes and ponds. But she remains concerned about the flat growth of chick production. Lake visitors and boaters play an important role in letting loons thrive, by keeping boat speed down and by watching loons and their chicks from a distance.

“Loon nests are very sensitive to changes in water levels,” says Gallo. “A heavy rainstorm, or wake from a boat going too fast too close to shore, can flood their nests, and eggs literally wash away. We’re coming into the busiest time of year on lakes, so it’s important for people to give loons room and follow Maine’s headway speed law when they are within 200 feet of shore.”

NEW OPPORTUNITIES
This year, loon counters and others interested in loon conservation also have the opportunity to get involved with two new projects that have developed in partnership with Maine Audubon:

  • The Signs of the Seasons phenology program is looking for volunteers to monitor loons and their chicks throughout the summer.
  • The Maine Lakes Society has created a Loon Smart Award for homeowners enrolled in their Lake Smart program.

Visit www.maineaudubon.org/loons for more information on these opportunities and how Mainers can help loons. You may also sign up for the 2017 loon count there.

For more information about the Maine Loon Project or volunteering, please contact Susan Gallo at (207) 781-2330, ext. 216, or [email protected].

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About Maine Audubon

Maine Audubon’s science-based approach to conservation, education and advocacy advances wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation in Maine. Our citizen science programs connect Maine people to engaging volunteer opportunities that make meaningful contributions to conservation research. The largest Maine-based wildlife conservation organization, Maine Audubon has eight centers and wildlife sanctuaries and serves over 50,000 people annually, with 15,000 members and 2,000 volunteers.

Conserving Maine’s wildlife.

Please visit www.maineaudubon.org for more information. Facebook: & Twitter ID: Maine Audubon

 

Planting Oaks and Counting Loons

Posted on: Friday, July 8th, 2016

Greetings,

June was an exciting month for Maine Audubon as we hosted Doug Tallamy, the author of Bringing Nature Home – a book which has really inspired a science-based movement to plant native plants. Doug’s work as an entomologist documents in a compelling fashion how native plants support a vast array of insect live, which in turn support other creatures like birds. His research points out how several tree species like oaks and willows support hundreds of insects and are cornerstones of an ecosystem that is relevant at a neighborhood scale, as well as a landscape scale.

As part of our Wildlife Stewardship Council we held a great event bringing Doug Tallamy into the field at the home of Dan Hildreth. Dan’s home is nestled under large oak trees and his wife had thoughtfully potted several red oak seedlings in case guests wanted to plant an oak of their own as result of what they had learned from Dr. Tallamy. Well, I have just the spot for an oak tree at our home in Waterville!

By doing something simple like planting one oak tree – you are helping an entire ecosystem. Plus, once the tree starts to produce nuts and seedlings, you too can share with your neighbors, friends, and family the magic that an oak tree can bring.

nesting-loons-june-leducJuly brings all sorts of opportunities to engage with Maine Audubon in citizen science projects across Maine. In greater Bangor, on July 3, Fields Pond Audubon Center hosted a butterfly walk so volunteers could help count butterflies for the North American Butterfly Count. Saturday July 16th is our annual Loon Count, which for over 30 years has been documenting the loon populations on lakes and ponds across Maine. And we are recruiting volunteers to come out to Scarborough Marsh on July 23rd for a marsh-wide survey of birds and on July 30th for a plant and insect survey. So, if you’re interested in helping scientists collect data to monitor Maine wildlife, we have your whole July planned out across the state.

See you out in the field in July!

-Ole

Ole Amundsen became Executive Director of Maine Audubon in March 2016. He brings more than 25 years of experience in conservation leadership, with a focus on landscape scale conservation, environmental education and finance. Amundsen most recently served as program manager for the national land trust, The Conservation Fund.

MEDIA RELEASE: Raise Your Glass for Maine Audubon

Posted on: Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Shipyard Brewing Company in partnership with the Migis Hotel Group, Fess Parker Winery, and Ice Pik Vodka are excited to announce the 2nd annual Raise Your Glass campaign benefitting Maine Audubon. During the month of July, $1.00 from every glass of Shipyard Beer, Fess Parker Wine, and Ice Pik Vodka sold at the Migis Group Maine properties will be donated to Maine Audubon.

Maine Audubon was selected as the beneficiary of the Raise Your Glass campaign because of their mission to keep Maine special by protecting Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat. The Migis Hotel Group and Shipyard Brewing Company are both committed to the responsibility of giving back and are dedicated to efforts surrounding the protection of Maine’s environment and wildlife habitat.

The companies hope to raise $5,000 through the Raise Your Glass campaign to support important initiatives like endangered species protection, environmental education for all ages, and advocacy that helps shape effective conservation policies.

“We choose to live or visit Maine because there is something truly special about this state. And that’s why Maine Audubon exists – to keep Maine special. We are grateful to these local businesses for making wildlife conservation a top priority by investing in Maine Audubon,” Ole Amundsen, Maine Audubon Executive Director notes.

VP of Shipyard Brewing Company explains, “As a resident of Scarborough, Maine I’ve viewed the incredible diversity of birds that inhabit or pass through the Scarborough Marsh and Beaches. We are thrilled to partner with the Migis Hotel Group to help preserve this rare and beautiful place in Maine through Maine Audubon.”

Participating Migis Hotel Group properties include: Black Point Inn in Scarborough, 250 Main Hotel in Rockland, and Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake. Each location will be featuring Shipyard Summer Ale and Shipyard newest release, Island Time Session IPA. The featured wines will include Fess Parker Ashley’s Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay (rated 92 by the Wine Enthusiast) and Chickadee Central Coast Chardonnay. Locally crafted Ice Pik Vodka will be offered in several proprietary cocktails developed by the Migis Food and Beverage team.

Managing partner of Migis Hotel Group Phil Kronenthal explains, “We love to watch as our hotel teams plan for the kick-off of this campaign. Everyone gets excited! Giving our teams a way to make a positive impact while they are already doing their great work is something we can all be really proud of.”

In 2015, the Raise Your Glass campaign benefited the Autism Society of Maine which provides education and resources to support the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

Corporate Sponsors

About the Fundraiser

Come enjoy a Shipyard Brewing Co beer, Fess Parker or Chickadee wine, or Ice Pik Vodka drink at Black Point Inn, Migis Lodge, or 250 Main Hotel anytime during the month of July and $1 will be donated on behalf of our corporate partners to Maine Audubon. We’ll donate $4 for every bottle of Fess Parker or Chickadee wine purchased.

Can’t make it to the event?

Maine Audubon is always accepting donations, so even if you’re unable to attend this year’s event, you can still help by donating to Maine Audubon directly.

Donate Now to Maine Audubon!

MEDIA RELEASE: Maine Audubon Presents Doug Tallamy on the Importance of Native Plants

Posted on: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 21, 2016

Contact: LeslieTaylor
[email protected]
(207) 781-2330 x276
Cell: (347)225-1510

Maine Audubon Presents Doug Tallamy on the Importance of Native Plants
In Honor of Pollinator Week, Learn to Make Your Garden Wildlife-friendly

tallamytalkFALMOUTH – Learn how native plants attract pollinators and other wildlife at a talk by Dr. Doug Tallamy, chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, and author of Bringing Nature Home. Dr. Tallamy will speak at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center on Wednesday, June 29, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm as part of the Maine Audubon Speaker Series.  Online registration is encouraged.

Studies have shown that even a modest increase in the native plant cover on suburban properties greatly increases the diversity of insects, birds, and other animals that use the landscape. Native plants feed native bird species either directly with fruits and seeds, or indirectly by supporting native insects birds can eat.

As our population grows, wild landscapes are increasingly replaced with suburban backyards, grass lawns punctuated with non-native perennials and shrubs that support very few species of wildlife. In fact, the United States has planted over 62,500 square miles – some 40 million acres – of lawn!

In his talk, Dr. Tallamy will discuss the important benefits of choosing native plants for our gardens and emphasize the ecological, educational, physical, and emotional benefits of designing landscapes that can sustain plants and animals that were once common throughout the U.S.

This program and Maine Audubon’s Bringing Nature Home project are generously funded by a gift from Jim & Ann Hancock. Maine Audubon’s Speaker Series is sponsored by Maine Magazine, Allagash Brewing Company, and Chickadee Wines  

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About Maine Audubon

Maine Audubon’s science-based approach to conservation, education and advocacy advances wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation in Maine. Our citizen science programs connect Maine people to engaging volunteer opportunities that make meaningful contributions to conservation research. The largest Maine-based wildlife conservation organization, Maine Audubon has eight centers and wildlife sanctuaries and serves over 50,000 people annually, with 15,000 members and 2,000 volunteers.

Conserving Maine’s wildlife.

Please visit www.maineaudubon.org for more information. Facebook: & Twitter ID: Maine Audubon