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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
Maine Audubon 12-Hour Birdathon
We've designed this fundraising event to be fun & educational for all levels of birders. Don't dismay if you are not an expert birder. Most people can ID more birds than they realize.
Put together a team and head out on May 16 to see how many birds you can spot between 6 am - 6 pm. We ask for a suggested minimum donation of $50 per person so please ask your friends & family to support you - and Maine Audubon. All money raised goes to Maine Audubon to support our mission of conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat.
We'll have categories for:
Best Story of the Day ※ Best Photo ※ Best Team Name
Most Birds Seen ※ Most Money Raised ※ Most "Green" Team
To sign up your team, or pledge to support a team go to: charity.gofundme.com/maine-audubon-birdathon
If you want some tips & tricks, come to Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm Friday night, May 15 at 7:00 pm. We will have experienced birders here to give you advice on the best places to look for specific species.
Native Plants Sale & Festival
Join us for our 5th annual retail plants sale designed to help gardeners and homeowners integrate native species in yards, gardens and even containers. We work with state and regional vendors to source material that is naturally propagated and easily adaptable to a variety of landscape uses. In addition to the festive atmosphere, numerous experts and resources will be on hand to help both new and experienced gardeners and growers select plants and improve their habitats.
- Over 60 species of potted native wildflowers, shrubs and trees
- Information tables featuring partners and experts
- Educational workshops and expert advice
- Kids activities, food trucks, and more!
The annual Plants Sale & Festival is the signature program of Maine Audubon’s “Bringing Nature Home” community engagement and native plant restoration initiative. The initiative is based on the best-selling book of that title by entomologist Doug Tallamy, and is funded by a gift from Jim & Ann Hancock.