Environment

  • Earth Hour

    WASHINGTON DC — Join millions around the world in fighting climate change by participating in Earth Hour 2009 – an initiative spearheaded for the third year by the World Wildlife Fund in which cities and individuals around the world shut lights off between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. As of press time,

  • Earth Hour

    WASHINGTON DC — Join millions around the world in fighting climate change by participating in Earth Hour 2009 – an initiative spearheaded for the third year by the World Wildlife Fund in which cities and individuals around the world shut lights off between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. As of press time,

  • Rare shrike possibly sighted on MDI

    The sun was warm on a friend’s feeder one day recently and two birds took advantage of the welcome sensation. A goldfinch at first leaned a little bit to one side and went to sleep. Not long afterward, a downy woodpecker did the same thing and sat there enjoying a bit of spring sunshine. It was an appealing sight. We are now in spring and hope is in the air.

  • Habitat Restoration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking applications for projects that will restore coastal and marine habitats under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The program is part of the national effort to jumpstart the economy, create save several thousand jobs, and restore valuable coastal and marine habitat. Congress has entrusted NOAA with up to $170 million for habitat restoration in coastal areas including the Great Lakes. NOAA is accepting applications for a variety of habitat restoration projects including wetlands restoration, dam removals, shellfish restoration, and coral reef restoration.

  • Habitat Restoration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking applications for projects that will restore coastal and marine habitats under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The program is part of the national effort to jumpstart the economy, create save several thousand jobs, and restore valuable coastal and marine habitat.

  • Winter Tree ID Program Slated

    ORLAND — The public is invited to join Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust forester Jake Maier for a wild winter tree identification program on Saturday, March 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands.

  • Seed Sale Pick-up Day March 27

    ELLSWORTH — Those who placed seed sale orders with the Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District can pick their orders up at the District office, 190 Bangor Road (Route 1A) in Ellsworth, on Friday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.