Events

February 3, 2018
  • DEA- Winter Birds of Schoodic Field Trip

    February 3, 2018  9:00 am2:00 pm
    Schoodic Peninsula, Winter Harbor, ME 04693, USA

    Winter Birds of SchoodicSaturday, February 3 (snow date Feb. 4) 9:00 a.m.

    Leader: Rich MacDonaldFraser Point, Schoodic Section of Acadia National Park This popular outing has become an annual rite of passage for winter birding. Carpooling from Fraser Point, we will follow the Schoodic Park Road, making regular stops to see winter specialties. These may include sea ducks, loons, grebes, Purple Sandpipers and winter finches. After a rest stop at Schoodic Institute, we will move on to Corea to look for white-winged gulls and Harlequin Ducks. Bring a lunch and be sure to dress warmly.

    Please pre-register for field trips by calling 664-4400 or email deaudubon@gmail.com.

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February 18, 2018
  • GPMCT – Winter Animal Forensics

    February 18, 2018  10:00 am11:30 am
    Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery Complex, Hatchery Rd, East Orland, ME 04431, USA

    Ever wonder whatanimals do in winter? Who made those tracks in the snow? Join Julianne Taylorat Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, Sunday, Feb. 18, for Winter Animal Forensics!Learn how to identify animals active during the winter months and the amazing adaptationsthat help them survive. Scavenger hunt and the chance to makeand take home a track casting. Two sessions offered, starting atthe Hatchery Visitor Center: 10-11:30 am, or 1-2:30 pm. Space is limited, sopre-register at julianne@greatpondtrust.orgor 469-6929. Come prepared to be outside, snow or no-snow!

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  • GPMCT Wildlands Winter Run!

    February 18, 2018  12:00 pm3:00 pm
    Craig Brook Fish Hatchery, 306 Hatchery Rd, East Orland, ME 04431, USA

    Start: 12:00 Noon sharp

    Registration: Starts at 11 am race day, or pre-register. CLICK HERE to go to our Winter Run Page. Entry$10/$25 family pre-registered, or $15/$35 race day. Benefits GPMCT.

    Where: Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, Dead River section, accessed via Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery. The Hatchery is off of Route 1 in East Orland.

    What: A 4.4 mile run or walk on snowshoes on snow-covered dirt roads and a bit of single track trails with plenty of up and down running. If there is no snow, bring rugged running shoes! You can expect the chance encounter of wildlife. The course is not groomed, so footing is rough at best, and there are hills to climb and small stream crossings. Icy or slippery conditions may be present. Be prepared for the cold and bring water. Distances may be modified based on day of the event conditions. The course will be clearly marked in USSSA standards with orange and red flagging.

    Who: This event is only for the type of person who knows what to expect and prepares for an off road event year round.This is a winter event and subject to extreme cold. Dress appropriately.

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February 21, 2018
  • GPMCT: Youth Winter Survival Camp

    February 21, 2018  10:00 amFebruary 24, 2018  2:00 pm
    Great Pond Mountain Wildlands — North Gate, Orland, ME 04472, USA

    Join us in this collaborative effort between the Bucksport YMCA, Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust and Maine Survival Solutions! Participants will gain skills in wilderness first aid, winter shelter and fire building, map and compass skills and emerge an all around rugged outdoors-person! This is a February vacation camp you will not want to miss.

    Come for a day program or add on a one evening overnight camping experience at the Baker Brook campsite! Cook and eat by the campfire while gazing at the beautiful winter night sky.

    Snacks will be provided during the day program, dinner will be provided for our Friday overnight. Please pack a lunch that will not freeze in cold temperatures. A full suggested gear list will be made available to participants by Friday the 16th. A limited supply of loaner equipment will be available upon request.

    Space is limited!

    Please call 667-3086 to register, e-mail NTymoczko@defymca.org for more information/with any questions!

    Ages 10-15

    Meet everyday from the 21st-23rd at the North Gate of Great Pond Wildlands (Off Bald Mountain Road, map available at Greatpondtrust.org) at 10:00am, Pick up at 2:00pm.

    ]If participating in the overnight, pick up will be at the north gate at 12:00pm Saturday 2/24.  

    $25 for day program, add $5 for overnight experience. *Overnight is an additional optional experience. 

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February 22, 2018
  • GPMCT: Youth Winter Survival Camp

    February 21, 2018  10:00 amFebruary 24, 2018  2:00 pm
    Great Pond Mountain Wildlands — North Gate, Orland, ME 04472, USA

    Join us in this collaborative effort between the Bucksport YMCA, Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust and Maine Survival Solutions! Participants will gain skills in wilderness first aid, winter shelter and fire building, map and compass skills and emerge an all around rugged outdoors-person! This is a February vacation camp you will not want to miss.

    Come for a day program or add on a one evening overnight camping experience at the Baker Brook campsite! Cook and eat by the campfire while gazing at the beautiful winter night sky.

    Snacks will be provided during the day program, dinner will be provided for our Friday overnight. Please pack a lunch that will not freeze in cold temperatures. A full suggested gear list will be made available to participants by Friday the 16th. A limited supply of loaner equipment will be available upon request.

    Space is limited!

    Please call 667-3086 to register, e-mail NTymoczko@defymca.org for more information/with any questions!

    Ages 10-15

    Meet everyday from the 21st-23rd at the North Gate of Great Pond Wildlands (Off Bald Mountain Road, map available at Greatpondtrust.org) at 10:00am, Pick up at 2:00pm.

    ]If participating in the overnight, pick up will be at the north gate at 12:00pm Saturday 2/24.  

    $25 for day program, add $5 for overnight experience. *Overnight is an additional optional experience. 

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February 23, 2018
  • GPMCT: Youth Winter Survival Camp

    February 21, 2018  10:00 amFebruary 24, 2018  2:00 pm
    Great Pond Mountain Wildlands — North Gate, Orland, ME 04472, USA

    Join us in this collaborative effort between the Bucksport YMCA, Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust and Maine Survival Solutions! Participants will gain skills in wilderness first aid, winter shelter and fire building, map and compass skills and emerge an all around rugged outdoors-person! This is a February vacation camp you will not want to miss.

    Come for a day program or add on a one evening overnight camping experience at the Baker Brook campsite! Cook and eat by the campfire while gazing at the beautiful winter night sky.

    Snacks will be provided during the day program, dinner will be provided for our Friday overnight. Please pack a lunch that will not freeze in cold temperatures. A full suggested gear list will be made available to participants by Friday the 16th. A limited supply of loaner equipment will be available upon request.

    Space is limited!

    Please call 667-3086 to register, e-mail NTymoczko@defymca.org for more information/with any questions!

    Ages 10-15

    Meet everyday from the 21st-23rd at the North Gate of Great Pond Wildlands (Off Bald Mountain Road, map available at Greatpondtrust.org) at 10:00am, Pick up at 2:00pm.

    ]If participating in the overnight, pick up will be at the north gate at 12:00pm Saturday 2/24.  

    $25 for day program, add $5 for overnight experience. *Overnight is an additional optional experience. 

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February 24, 2018
  • GPMCT: Youth Winter Survival Camp

    February 21, 2018  10:00 amFebruary 24, 2018  2:00 pm
    Great Pond Mountain Wildlands — North Gate, Orland, ME 04472, USA

    Join us in this collaborative effort between the Bucksport YMCA, Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust and Maine Survival Solutions! Participants will gain skills in wilderness first aid, winter shelter and fire building, map and compass skills and emerge an all around rugged outdoors-person! This is a February vacation camp you will not want to miss.

    Come for a day program or add on a one evening overnight camping experience at the Baker Brook campsite! Cook and eat by the campfire while gazing at the beautiful winter night sky.

    Snacks will be provided during the day program, dinner will be provided for our Friday overnight. Please pack a lunch that will not freeze in cold temperatures. A full suggested gear list will be made available to participants by Friday the 16th. A limited supply of loaner equipment will be available upon request.

    Space is limited!

    Please call 667-3086 to register, e-mail NTymoczko@defymca.org for more information/with any questions!

    Ages 10-15

    Meet everyday from the 21st-23rd at the North Gate of Great Pond Wildlands (Off Bald Mountain Road, map available at Greatpondtrust.org) at 10:00am, Pick up at 2:00pm.

    ]If participating in the overnight, pick up will be at the north gate at 12:00pm Saturday 2/24.  

    $25 for day program, add $5 for overnight experience. *Overnight is an additional optional experience. 

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February 26, 2018
  • DEA- Maine's Wild Dogs— Foxes & Coyotes Talk

    February 26, 2018  7:00 pm8:30 pm
    Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill, ME 04614, USA

    Maine’s Wild Dogs— Foxes & Coyotes
    Monday, February 26 7:00 p.m.

    Blue Hill LibrarySpeaker: Lynn Havsall

    No doubt you’ve seen (or heard) foxes and coyotes around your yard, but do you know how to tell these common canines apart? Discover what traits they share and how wily coyotes differ from sly foxes. Coyotes and Red Foxes are our beautiful neighbors and Gray Foxes are more prevalent a bit further south in Maine. Come learn their secrets by decoding their fascinating behaviors.

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  • GPMCT – Winter Animal Forensics

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