Events

Night Bird Hike

Date: Friday, 26 May 2017
Time: 07:30 PM

Take a walk in the Wildlands in the evening to hear whippoorwills, woodcock, nighthawks, frogs and other creatures of the night—it’s a hopping (swooping) place after dark! Meet Cheri Domina at the South Gate at 7:30; we’ll carpool in. Call 469-2008 or e-mail cheri@greatpondtrust.org for more info.


Birding by Ear

Date: Saturday, 27 May 2017
Time: 07:00 AM

When the leaves come out, it’s time to sharpen your birdsong ID skills. Meet Cheri Domina at Craig Brook Nat’l Fish Hatchery, and we’ll take a walk to some different habitats at the hatchery and/or the nearby Wildlands to decode the dawn chorus. Call 469-2008 or e-mail cheri@greatpondtrust.org for more info.


Recreation in Bucksport—What’s Important to You?

Date: Sunday, 04 June 2017
Time: 02:00 PM

Join Bucksport Heart and Soul and Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust Sunday, June 4, 2-4 pm at Miles Lane School for a conversation about the future of recreational opportunities in Bucksport.  From softball and soccer to snowmobiling and swimming, hiking and hunting—come share your story and your vision for our town! We’ll discuss what activities you participate in, what recreational opportunities you’d like to see offered in Bucksport, and your ideas for creating these opportunities. Light refreshments served. Childcare provided on the Miles Lane playground. Optional: Join us afterwards for a 20 min. guided hike on the Miles Lane Trails to see the new Vernal Pool Trail. For more information, Nancy Minott, 322-1233 or nanpiano@live.com.


Alamoosook Shoreline Restoration Event

Date: Saturday, 10 June 2017
Time: 09:00 AM

Help protect water quality in Orland’s Alamoosook Lake! Plant native shrubs, clean up and improve beach access at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery in East Orland. Please sign up to volunteer at tinyurl.com/craigbrook. For more info, Robin Gropp, rgropp@hancockcountyswcd.org, or 207-667-8663. Sponsored by Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District, Friends of Craig Brook and the MCC


Tom Wessels on Co-Evolution

Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Time: 07:00 PM

In collaboration, GPMCT, Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Downeast Audubon, Island Heritage Trust, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Native Gardens of Blue Hill and Wild Seed Project are excited to bring Tom Wessels to Blue Hill. Wessels, author and professor emeritus at Antioch University, will give a talk on Co-evolution: Nature's Model for Sustainability in the Bay School’s Emlen Hall. Wessels’ talk will explore how co-evolution works, using examples from nature, as a model for creating human systems that not only sustain themselves, but thrive as well. He has conducted workshops on ecology and sustainability throughout the country for 30+ years, and authored numerous books, his latest being Granite, Fire, and Fog: The Natural and Cultural History of Acadia. A reception will follow and copies of Wessels’ books will be available. Suggested donation $10/adults and $5/students and seniors. For more info, contact Chrissy Allen, 207 374-5118 or chrissy@bluehillheritagetrust.org.