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Volunteer training: Horseshoe crab monitoring

Coastal Rivers' Salt Bay Farm 110 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta, ME, United States

Are you surprised to learn that horseshoe crabs live in Maine? Many folks are. Join our volunteer group to monitor our local horseshoe crab population as we work to learn more about them. The count has been ongoing for 15 years, enabling us to document population changes over time.

Free

Roadside and shoreline cleanup at Glidden Point Preserve

Glidden Point Preserve Rt 215, Newcastle, ME

Please join us for a clean-up effort at Glidden Point Preserve! The proximity to Route 1 and its extensive shoreline make this location a hotspot for both roadside trash and marine debris.

Some of us will work along Route 1, while others will clean up along the shore. The more we can remove from the water's edge, the less likely this trash will impact the estuary.

Free

Damariscotta roadside cleanup

Town of Damariscotta Damariscotta, Maine

In celebration of Earth Day 2024, Coastal Rivers and the Town of Damariscotta are partnering to organize a community-wide trash pick-up. On Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, Damariscotta residents are encouraged to pick up trash in front of their homes and businesses. For those who want them, Coastal Rivers is providing bright orange trash bags. They will be available to pick up starting Wednesday, April 17 at Coastal Rivers' office at 3 Round Top Lane in Damariscotta.

Free

Orchard pruning workday

Whaleback Shell Midden State Historic Site Main Street, Damariscotta, ME, United States

Do you have a pole saw or pruner that you are itching to dust off? Are you interested in apple tree care and maintenance? Coastal Rivers' stewardship crew is looking for volunteers to join us for a workday in the apple orchard at Whaleback Shell Middens. Work will entail removing dead wood and pruning live vegetation from the apple trees where appropriate. We will also be trimming out any brown tail moth nests we come across. Click program title for more info.

Free

Elmer Tarr Bristol Roadside Cleanup

Town of Bristol Bristol, ME

Bristol residents of all ages are invited to join TarrNation for a roadside cleanup on Saturday, April 27! Register at Bristol Consolidated School or Granite Hall Store between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. TarrNation will provide trash bags and safety vests – as well as buckets and grabbers to those cleaning up areas with embankments. Be safe! Please wear bright clothing and gloves, and bring a water bottle.

Free

Courtesy Boat Inspector Volunteer Training

Pemaquid Pond Boat Ramp Woodman Rd, Nobleboro, ME, United States

Coastal Rivers is looking for volunteers to join the Courtesy Boat Inspection crew. Courtesy Boat Inspectors are our first line of defense to ensure boats, trailers and other gear do not introduce invasive species into our local waterways.

Free