Environment

  • Intentional balloon release bill gets hearing 

    Intentional balloon release bill gets hearing 

    The Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee will hold a public hearing on a bill to define intentional balloon releases as an act of littering. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Genevieve McDonald (D-Stonington) addresses an issue that fishermen have wrestled with under the radar for years.  

  • Stream Smart workshop April 6 via Zoom 

    Stream Smart workshop April 6 via Zoom 

    Since 2011, Maine Audubon has been working with partners across the state to provide training on how to construct culverts and bridges that restore and maintain fish and wildlife habitat while also protecting roads and public safety. Maine Audubon is hosting a Stream Smart workshop on April 6, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.  

  • Circular food talk on Zoom Feb. 22

    Circular food talk on Zoom Feb. 22

    The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk about how food waste can be safely recovered and recycled from 3–4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22.

  • ACTT celebrates anniversary with Q&A

    ACTT celebrates anniversary with Q&A

    On Jan. 24, a Climate to Thrive (ACTT) reflected on accomplishments, answered questions about current projects and shared ambitious visions of the next decade of action on climate change during a virtual fifth anniversary celebration. 

  • Harvest Truck Campaign a success 

    Harvest Truck Campaign a success 

    ELLSWORTH—This summer, Healthy Acadia has been fundraising to purchase a Harvest Truck that will help them bring more local produce to food pantries across the Downeast region and to feed more families in need. They have just announced that, thanks to community, business and foundation contributions, they have exceeded their campaign goal, and have just purchased a

  • Maine DEP grant funding

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is administering $5 million dollars in a single round of grant funding to assist municipalities with stream crossing upgrades and replacements. These monies fund competitive grants that match local funding for the upgrade of municipal culverts at stream crossings. The projects awarded will provide public infrastructure benefits

  • Water treatment pilot on horizon 

    Water treatment pilot on horizon 

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR— A recent notice that went out to residents via mail regarding trihalomethanes is not highlighting a new problem with the town’s water supply; it is just a new way of delivering the news.   According to Water and Sewer District Manager Steve Kenney, the state now requires notices to go out in the mail versus

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