Environment

  • Anderson on history

    Anderson on history

    TREMONT — John Anderson will speak about the human and natural history of Great Duck Island at the annual meeting of the Tremont Historical Society at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library in Bernard on Monday, July 24, at 7 p.m. Anderson is on the faculty of College of the Atlantic. His research focuses on how

  • Storm surge, estuaries is topic

    Storm surge, estuaries is topic

    MOUNT DESERT — Kim Huguenard and Laura Rickard will talk about estuaries and storm surge at the Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary on Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m. In a presentation titled “Sensing Storm Surge: A Citizen Science Approach to Measuring Storm Surge-Estuarine Interaction in Maine,” the pair will provide an overview of research examining how

  • E-waste recycling set

    E-waste recycling set

    ELLSWORTH — An electronic waste collection event will be held at the Home Depot parking lot on Saturday, July 22, from 7 a.m. to noon. Old and broken electronics may be recycled for free, and donations are gratefully accepted. The event, organized by the Noontime Rotary Club of Ellsworth, is open to residents from any

  • Electric bikes prohibited on carriage roads

    Electric bikes prohibited on carriage roads

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Electric bicycles have become increasingly popular here in the last couple of years, especially with people who don’t have as much strength or stamina as they used to but would still like to cycle around the park. That’s fine, as long as they ride on Acadia’s paved roads, such as the

  • Project may double MDI’s solar output

    Project may double MDI’s solar output

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Jim Colquhoun could hardly contain his excitement when, last Wednesday afternoon, he watched his home electric meter “run backwards” after his new rooftop solar system was plugged in. Colquhoun and his wife, Leza, watched the equipment, which took about a day and a half to install, with pride. They paid for the

  • More carriage roads due for resurfacing

    More carriage roads due for resurfacing

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The resurfacing of 13 miles of carriage roads here has been completed well ahead of schedule. The park now plans to have another 8 miles resurfaced this month. The work will be done on the Witch Hole loop and some of its connectors and on a section of the Aunt Betty

  • Acadia tops Leave No Trace

    Acadia tops Leave No Trace

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Acadia is among the first 10 “public land recreation areas” across the country to be awarded the Gold Standard designation by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. The center is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly and protect the

  • Violations addressed at wastewater plant

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Maine Department of Labor has cited the Southwest Harbor Water and Sewer District with violations found during a January inspection at the district’s wastewater treatment plant on Apple Lane. The labor department cited the district with 11 violations at the plant, most of which involved safety training for employees, according to

  • Wild Gardens gets irrigation

    Wild Gardens gets irrigation

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Wild Gardens of Acadia will be closed through June 23 for installation of a new irrigation system. It will replace what park officials described in a press release as “a makeshift system of buried garden hose fraught with leaks.” The gardens include a microcosm of 12 of Acadia’s plant communities. The

  • Free passes to state parks

    Free passes to state parks

    AUGUSTA — Maine State Parks and Historic Sites will treat Maine residents to a free day-use admission on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18. The annual event is to encourage residents to visit parks and sites and to thank them for their continued support. The open admission does not apply to Acadia, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway,