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    Turning Over a New LEAF: New Perspectives of Maine

    Sometimes it takes a different perspective to help you appreciate the nature of Maine. At The Nature Conservancy, we’re lucky to get a new perspective every summer, with the arrival of young interns through our Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program. This year’s crew consists of eight students from Rhode Island, some… Read on

    Posted: July 18, 2014
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    Beer, adventure, food and nature: what could be better?

    While The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends, we’re glad that our work sometimes intersects with good food and beer. To that end, I’d like to raise a glass and toast Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head beer, adventurer, foodie, and lover of nature. Sam is… Read on

    Posted: June 25, 2014
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    A Sure Sign to Slow Down: Maine’s Turtles are on the Move

    One of nature’s treats this time of year is the chance to see turtles on the move, on their way to find food and breeding opportunities. You can see common ones, like snapping turtles and painted turtles, along with less common species, like spotted and Blanding’s turtles. But too often, we see those turtles along… Read on

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    Conservation and Moments of Drama

    The work of conserving Maine’s rare habitats can sometimes lead to unexpected moments of drama and mutual aid. That was certainly the case a few weeks ago when a fire appeared near the train tracks in Old Orchard Beach. Fire companies from several surrounding communities were called to douse the fast-moving blaze, which was threatening… Read on

    Posted: June 5, 2014
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    In Honor of Sea-Running Fish: World Fish Migration Day

    In honor of the enormous role that migrating fish play in the lives and diets of people around the globe – and the challenges those fish face – May 24 has been designated as World Fish Migration Day. Read on

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    Posted: May 20, 2014
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    Western fires burning Eastern programs; solution may be in federal legislation

    While we here in the Eastern states have empathy for our Western countrymen during wildfire season, the truth is those big Western fires can seem somewhat remote. But they actually have a surprisingly big impact to our public and private lands on this side of the continent. Read on

    Posted: May 7, 2014
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    Fun Earth Day Video: Of Bogs and Bonfires

    What do you get when you mix insectivorous plants, volunteers, boardwalks and bonfires? Earth Day, Maine style. Yesterday, at The Nature Conservancy's lovely and otherworldly Saco Heath Preserve, a cadre of volunteers descended to celebrate Earth Day. But this wasn't a simple bird walk! Read on

    Posted: April 23, 2014
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    This Earth Day, connect with nature by exploring, volunteering

    This morning, I woke up early to watch the sun rise over the pond behind my house. A hot coffee on a crisp morning at the start of spring break had me feeling most blessed and grateful to all of the people in the past century who have worked hard to keep Maine beautiful. Read on

    Posted: April 18, 2014
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    Parents everywhere agree: Kids need more nature

    Research shows that, as kids age, they spend less time outside. In the U.S., preschoolers spend about 12 hours a week outdoors. By the time a U.S. teen turns 16, he or she is spending less than seven hours a week in nature. Read on

    Posted: April 3, 2014
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    Proposed bill supports clean water, safe communities for Maine

    A proposed bond bill that lawmakers are currently considering in Augusta could create jobs and contribute significantly to Maine’s economy, while also protecting clean water and habitat for fish and wildlife. If passed by the Legislature, the Clean Water and Safe Communities Act will be on the ballot for Maine voters to consider sometime this year. Read on

    Posted: March 31, 2014