Environment

  • Ellsworth native joins Whole Oceans staff

    Ellsworth native joins Whole Oceans staff

    BUCKSPORT — Ellsworth native Jennifer Fortier has been hired to serve as outreach and development associate for Whole Oceans, a company that plans to use a state-of-the-art recirculating aquaculture system to raise Atlantic salmon on the site of the former Verso mill. Whole Oceans executives have said the company intends to start construction on the

  • Electric vehicle symposium June 2

    ELLSWORTH — A Climate to Thrive is hosting an electric vehicle symposium on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. The symposium will feature speakers discussing all things EV and taking questions from the audience. A Climate to Thrive is helping to develop a network of publicly accessible

  • BHHT holding meeting in Surry

    SURRY — Blue Hill Heritage Trust will hold a public meeting at the Surry Elementary School on Wednesday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will inform community members about updates on Surry Forest and the natural resource inventory the organization had conducted over the last year. Plans to purchase the 2,000-plus acre Meadowbrook property

  • Ocean Life Conference to be held in Bar Harbor

    BAR HARBOR — Allied Whale and the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. are collaborating to host the 3rd annual regional Gulf of Maine and Ocean Life Conference at the Bar Harbor Club from Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20. The conference will include 15 oral presentations over three days on subjects ranging from oceanography

  • Blue Hill research institute gets a name change

    BLUE HILL — Meeting in New York City last month, the trustees of the Marine & Environmental Research Institute unanimously approved a change of name to the Shaw Institute to acknowledge the organization’s founder, Susan Shaw. An environmental health scientist, marine toxicologist and professor of public health, Shaw has pioneered high-impact environmental research on ocean

  • Info sessions planned on Acadia transportation plan

    BAR HARBOR — Acadia National Park’s Draft Transportation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is available for public comment through June 26, 2018. The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to provide feedback on the range of management alternatives and potential environmental impacts identified in the Draft Transportation Plan and EIS. “We want people

  • Card Brook Cleanup event a success

    Card Brook Cleanup event a success

    ELLSWORTH — Over 50 local residents turned out on Saturday, May 5, for the annual Card Brook Cleanup event to beautify the Union River, including teams from Alchemist Salon, Amy’s Salon & Spa, and DaVita. The group collected over 800 pounds of trash, according to an email from Austin Schuver, community engagement coordinator at Frenchman

  • Ellsworth cleanup event starts May 12

    Ellsworth cleanup event starts May 12

    ELLSWORTH — On Saturday, May 12, the Ellsworth Green Plan Steering Committee will be hosting a cleanup day to help celebrate the arrival of spring. This event will be followed by the more informal Ellsworth Cleanup Week, an opportunity for those who miss the weekend event to participate on their own time; this part of

  • Hancock receives U.S. grant  to clean up tannery site

    Hancock receives U.S. grant to clean up tannery site

    HANCOCK — The former site of the Hancock Ellsworth Tannery will be cleaned up, thanks to support from a federal grant program that aims to improve the environment in communities around the country. Hancock was one of 10 municipalities in Maine that received funding through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Grant program. The government granted

  • Card Brook Cleanup, Union River Festival on Saturday

    ELLSWORTH — The annual Card Brook Cleanup will take place on Saturday, May 5, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should meet at 225 High St. (the west side of the Hannaford parking lot). Wear sturdy footwear that can get wet and muddy and bring work gloves. Trash bags will be provided. For more information,