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Earth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration
Our theme is: What Can you Do Today That Tomorrow Will Thank You For?
We'll have programs and displays, crafts and activities - all about what you can do to support the first two R's of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This event is for all ages.
Here's a sample of some of the organizations and people that will be here:
ReVision Energy will be on hand to talk solar energy
ecoMaine will display some of the Upcycle 2020 Challenge submissions https://www.ecomaine.org/upcycle2020/
Master Food Preservers from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be here to demonstrate how to preserve foods to reduce waste
Anna Hewitt, a Master Food Preserver, will share her passion for finding the satisfaction of making things by hand and finding abundance from what might seem like waste.
Cathryn Falwell - Maine author of the new book "A Space for Me" and many other children's classics.
This event is sponsored by ReVision Energy
Earth Day Clean-up
Postponed! We will let you know the new date. Meanwhile help by cleaning up your yard. But remember stay safe!
Project G.R.A.C.E is still in need of resources. No actual food but gift cards to supermarkets are helpful.
Location: Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by helping clean up Scarborough Marsh and Beaches!
Spring will be here before we know it and it will be time to clean up the marsh, beaches, Nature Center, and grounds for the new season. Join Maine Audubon, Friends of Scarborough Marsh, Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Scarborough community for a work day, and help make our corner of the earth a better place. Groups are welcome!
This year we are partnering with Project G.R.A.C.E. to collect food. Bring some nonperishable food or a store gift card to the clean-up and help the human neighbors of the marsh.
This event is Free! Registration is helpful for planning for food and supplies, but you are welcome to drop in.
If you have any questions you can contact Linda at email@example.com or call 781-2330 ext 213.
with David Lamon
Location: Fields Pond, Holden
Members: Free, Nonmember: $8
Learn about the wonders of the American Woodcock in a short presentation revealing secrets of our weirdest shorebird. After the program we will proceed outdoors to the fields around Fields Pond to experience one of spring's delights— the dazzling displays of courting woodcocks! Hear the “peents” and twittering of the wings while watching the amazing spiral sky dance. Dress warm and bring binoculars.
World Migratory Bird Day
Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden
Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with a birding adventure at the Fields Pond Audubon Center! The wetlands, forests, and open field habitats of Fields Pond attract a wide range of bird species that are easily accessible for viewing along our miles of trails. Join Maine Audubon’s Doug Hitchcox, members of the Penobscot Valley Chapter, the Fields Pond Young Birders Club, and other Maine Audubon staff for this annual birding blitz!
In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day the Nature Store at Fields Pond will be having a special binocular sale: 15% off of all in-stock Nikon binoculars and 10% of all in-stock Zeiss binoculars.
Season Opening Celebration at Scarborough Marsh
The season opening weekend will be filled with fun and adventure! We will have canoe and walking tours, nature crafts, used book and bake sale, demonstrations, exhibits, and more! Sunday we will have a free 7:30 bird walk. The weekend will be capped off with our Snowy Egret 5K road race.
The event is free but there will be a cost for some tours. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-883-5100.
Snowy Egret 5K Run/Walk
The 13th Annual Snowy Egret 5K returns to Scarborough Marsh on the Eastern Trail on Memorial Day 2020!
$20 for Adults ($25 on the day of the race)
$5 for Kids Fun Run
The 5K course covers both pavement and dirt paths along the Eastern Trail. This event will take place rain or shine!
- Kids 1K Fun Run starts at 8:30 am
- 5K Run/Walk (ages 12+) starts at 9:00 am
Kids 1K Fun Run will start and end at the Pine Point end of the Eastern Trail. 5K Run/Walk will start at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center and end at Peterson Field.
All parking will be at Peterson Field located at 135 Old Blue Point Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074. There is a 1 mile walk from the parking area to the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center for the beginning of the race. Please leave enough time to get to the starting line.
Directions to the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center and Peterson Field
From the north via the Maine Turnpike, take Exit 42, Scarborough, to Route 1 South. Turn left onto Route 9. Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is located .8 miles on the left. Continue for an additional .7 miles on Route 9 and take a right onto Old Blue Point Road. Peterson Field will be .1 mile on your right.
From the south via the Maine Turnpike, take Exit 36 to Route 1 North. Turn right onto Route 9. The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is located .8 miles on the left. Continue for an additional .7 miles on Route 9 and take a right onto Old Blue Point Road. Peterson Field will be .1 mile on your right.
- 5K Run/Walk is $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the race.
- Kids 1K Fun Run is $5 per registrant (12 and under)
- There will be no refunds of registration fees unless the event is canceled by Maine Audubon.
Registration and Number Pick-up
Advance registration, t-shirt, and bib number pick-up will take place at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24, 9:30 am-5 pm.
Race day registration, bib number, and t-shirt pick-up will take place at Peterson Field.
What to Bring
Water and appropriate gear for the weather. This race is rain or shine!
T-shirts & Medals
The first 100 adult registrants will receive a t-shirt.
All participants of the Kids 1K Fun Run will receive a medal.
June Full Moon Canoe Tour
Members $14, Nonmembers $16
Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for Black-crowned Night Heron along the bank or Snowy Egret flying back to a nearby island for the evening. We may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water.
Arrive no later than 7:30 pm
Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100
Pollinator Parade and Festival (Postponed)
Location: Deering Oaks Park, Portland
This program will be rescheduled for later in the year.
Join Maine Audubon, Birth Roots, and Portland Rec for the 6th annual Pollinator Parade and Festival! We’re bringing this favorite event back to Deering Oaks Park in Portland and hope you’ll come ready to learn, march with us while dressed as your favorite pollinator, and leave ready to take action.
10-11:30am Family Festival
Crafts, games, face painting, costume making, a pollinator scavenger hunt, and more!
11:30am-12pm Sixth Annual Pollinator Parade
We will march through Deering Oaks and the Farmers’ Market to show our support for pollinator habitat. Costumes encouraged!
12-1pm BYO Picnic
Participants are invited to stay and enjoy a BYO picnic. We encourage those who wish to buy food to visit the Farmers’ Market. Bring a picnic blanket and please be prepared to pack out any garbage.
Media Sponsor: Down East Magazine
This event made possible by L.L.Bean.