Environment

  • ‘Tree-mergency’ in Tremont

    ‘Tree-mergency’ in Tremont

    TREMONT — When the Maine Department of Transportation was working on plans to rebuild the Clark Bridge in Tremont, residents requested that a particular Siberian elm tree near the bridge be protected from damage during the work. Several people have voiced concerns that the construction crew is not adhering to residents’ wishes and the tree’s health

  • Volunteers to wield rakes

    Volunteers to wield rakes

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Nearly 500 volunteers are expected on Saturday, Nov. 3, to assist in putting the park’s historic carriage roads “to bed” for the winter. Take Pride in Acadia Day attracts hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to rake leaves and clear drainage ditches along miles of carriage roads in preparation for

  • Wild Gardens recovering from ice damage

    Wild Gardens recovering from ice damage

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The unusual cycle of heavy rains and hard freezes this past winter, which created a frozen flood in the Great Meadow area, did only minor damage to the Nature Center and other buildings at Sieur de Monts Spring but took a toll on the Wild Gardens of Acadia. “We reacted pretty

  • Unwanted guests are forum topic

    Unwanted guests are forum topic

    MOUNT DESERT — If you’re planning a garden party on Mount Desert Island, make sure the guest list doesn’t include red pine scale, glossy buckthorn or milfoil. Those are among the invasive species that will be discussed at a public forum at Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor next Saturday, June 16, from 1-3 p.m. “We

  • Falcons hatch, nests fail, bridge destroyed

    Falcons hatch, nests fail, bridge destroyed

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — At least three peregrine falcon chicks have hatched this spring at Valley Cove, but the adult pair that frequently builds a nest at the Precipice was unsuccessful this year, and that might also be the case at Jordan Cliffs, according to Bruce Connery, the park’s wildlife biologist. “We will be doing

  • Invasive species forum set

    MOUNT DESERT — A forum on invasive species will take place at Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor on Saturday, June 16, from 1-3 p.m. The keynote speaker is Colleen Teerling, a Maine Forest Service entomologist. Area land managers will give local examples of invasive terrestrial species. An aquatic invaders monitoring program will be discussed, and

  • Unpaved park roads opening late

    Unpaved park roads opening late

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Some of the unpaved roads in the park will open to motor vehicles later than usual this year, and one of them, Lurvey Spring Road, might not open at all because of damage caused by harsh winter weather conditions. That road, along with Seal Cove Road and Western Mountain Road, has