Environment

Exploring Casco Bay by Kayak

Exploring Casco Bay by Kayak

I've been a Mainer all my life and had never explored Casco Bay quite like this.  I have to admit Kayaking was the way to go...

Whether you're a tourist or lived in Maine all you life, I highly recommend a tour with Maine Island Kayak Company.

Who ever thought you could actually explore in the famous Fort Gorges!

http://www.maineislandkayak.com/

70 Luther Street, Peaks Island, ME 04108

207.766.2373

info@maineislandkayak.com

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland 7/12 4-6p

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland    7/12 4-6p

Renowned Portland artist John Swan's works are usually on display in galleries in various parts of the world.

BICYCLE CELEBRATION WITH CLIMATE RIDERS

Bicycle Pedalers of all types—strollers, trikes, bikes, dirt bikes, unicycles—are invited to join six college-aged riders from New England Climate Summer at Kennedy Park , Saturday, July 9th from 1-to-4 pm for a free BICYCLE CELEBRATION.  We will provide materials to decorate bikes for a parade, have a “Care for Your Bike-Care for Our Planet” clinic, and have an “Inherit the Earth” circle where we hear from young people what kind of world they want us to leave them.

NEW ENGLAND CLIMATE SUMMER is a summer internship program for college students interested in biking, community organizing, climate justice, & a sustainable future.  Climate Summer riders travel exclusively by bicycle in small teams across New England , spending approximately one week in a community before biking on to the next.

A Grand and Green opening at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

G is for Gardens, and for going green. Trumping all its previous successful efforts at environmental stewardship, on Friday, July 15, at 11 a.m., Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay will open its newest addition - the Bosarge Family Education Center, the greenest building in Maine.

Admission to the building is free on opening day. After opening ceremonies, everyone will be invited to plant seedlings in a sun-patterned "flower tower," take tours of the building, and view a slide show of native plants using the building's new technology. Refreshments, too, will follow a sun theme.

Tours for visitors and environment-related activities for children will go on all weekend.

The Paving of Route 88 is Underway

The Paving of Route 88 is Underway

The Town of Cumberland has posted the following:

Beginning Monday, June 20th at 7 AM the first coat of paving will be placed on Route 88 - The Foreside Road. The Paving will begin at the Falmouth Town Line heading North and will end within 2000' of the Yarmouth Town Line.

This coat of paving will level out the imperfections in the current roadway surface (will cover up at the patchwork of repairs to date). It also is referred to as the Shim coat of pavement.

This paving is expected to end by Friday, June 24th at 5 PM or possibly sooner depending upon weather (surface must be dry).

Delays of up to 10 -15 minutes can be expected throughout the day in multiple work areas.  Paving each day will end sometime between 6 PM and 8 PM. Residents  on side streets may expect a short delay until the train of finish paver rollers have passed the street.

Volunteers take three dumpsters of trash off two Casco Bay islands

Portland, ME -  On Saturday June 4th, The Maine Island Trail Association worked with 24 volunteers to clear trails, pick up trash, clean campsites and post signs on two popular public islands in Casco Bay: Jewell and Little Chebeague.

2011 Opening of the Falmouth Heritage Museum this Saturday, June 11, from 10 am to 3 pm

2011 Opening of the Falmouth Heritage Museum this Saturday, June 11, from 10 am to 3 pm

 

FREE REFRESHMENTS AND TOURS OF THE MUSEUM - WIN A FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO THE FALMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A DAY OF FUN AND LEARNING FOR CHILDREN, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS

This saturday, June 11, the Falmouth Historical Society will be opening its museum at 60 Woods Road in Falmouth for the 2011 season. The opening program is focused on Sustainable Living (reducing our use of the earth’s natural resources) and will include a fun filled and learning experience day of sheep shearing, Alpaca petting, wool spinning, herb gardening and special displays of 1800’s cooking utensils, period glassware and Baker’s Chocolate memorabilia. Baked goods and herb plants will also be for sale. Visit the gift shop for history books, cook books, maps, coverlets and other Falmouth items.