Environment

  • Acadia trails work funded

    Acadia trails work funded

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The park will receive a $192,286 federal grant and $259,112 raised by Friends of Acadia from private sources to tackle a backlog of trail maintenance work. The funded projects include rehabilitation of stone stairs and retaining walls on the Canon Brook Trail and the connecting A. Murray Young Path in the

  • Trails reopen after nesting

    Trails reopen after nesting

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Trails that have been closed since mid-March to protect peregrine falcons from disturbance during their nesting period are being reopened today (Thursday). The nesting sites were at the Precipice on Champlain Mountain, Valley Cove and Jordan Cliffs. Acadia officials said five falcon chicks fledged this year, down from 11 last year.

  • Mytar to talk about conservation

    Mytar to talk about conservation

    TREMONT — Misha Mytar will lead a presentation about Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s conservation work in Tremont and the Mount Desert Island region at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Monday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. Through a narrated slideshow, Mytar will give an overview of MCHT’s conserved lands in Tremont and the MDI region.

  • 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