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May 2020

Online presentation: Coastal acidification in midcoast Maine

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online ME United States
Free
volunteers monitoring water quality

What is coastal acidification and what does it mean to us?

Hear from Sarah Gladu and Kathleen Thornton of the Maine Coastal Observing Alliance (MCOA) about how coastal acidification impacts our local coastal waters, as well as what's being done locally to better understand this and related issues.

NOTE: Originally scheduled to take place at the Denny Conservation and Education Center in April, this presentation will instead be offered in a webinar format at the end of May.

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June 2020

Webinar: Identification and Management of Invasive Plants

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free
invasive oriental bittersweet vines

In this webinar, Nancy Olmstead, invasive plant biologist from the Maine Natural Areas Program, will cover identification of some of the most common terrestrial invasive plant species in the Midcoast region and provide a brief overview of management options.

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Online workshop: Horseshoe crabs in the Damariscotta River estuary

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online ME United States
Free
horseshoe crab swimming

Learn about the biology, habits and history of the fascinating and ancient horseshoe with naturalist Sarah Gladu.

Sarah will also share data from the long-standing Coastal Rivers volunteer monitoring program which studies populations of horseshoe crabs in the Damariscotta River estuary.

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July 2020

Online workshop: Native plants as insect habitat

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online ME United States
Free
Charley Eiseman in the field

Join us online for an intimate look at plant and animal interactions with renowned ecologist Charley Eiseman. Charley has discovered and described many new insects and is responsible for documenting many newly discovered plant-animal relationships.

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Virtual Ponders Gathering – with Tracy Hart of Maine Audubon

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
loon family

On loons, lakes and ponds For those who live on or near a lake or pond, or for anyone who cares about water quality in our fresh water lakes and ponds! Hear from guest speaker Tracy Hart, coordinator of Maine Audubon's annual Loon Count. In addition, Sarah Gladu, Coastal Rivers' Director of Education and Citizen Science, will share current data on the status of lakes and ponds in the Pemaquid River watershed. Sarah will also provide an overview of Coastal Rivers' initiatives to promote water quality and prevent the introduction of invasive aquatic plants, and address questions and concerns as…

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August 2020

Online program: Explore the Shore

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online ME United States
Free
periwinkle attached to a rock at the seashore

Astonish and amaze your friends with fascinating tidepool trivia. Join Sarah Gladu and Angela DesVeaux live for an online naturalist-led exploration of the shores of Great Salt Bay. Bring your questions, curiosity and perhaps your own discoveries to share. Did you know that barnacles cement their heads to rocks? Or that razor clams can propel themselves out of their holes and become (slightly) airborne? Or that sand fleas are perhaps the fastest animals on EARTH? This program will arm you with interesting information with which to amaze your friends and family members the next time you take them to the…

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Online program: Tour the Middens

August 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online ME United States
Free
Sign at Whaleback Shell Midden site

Explore layers of history Join Sarah Gladu, Coastal Rivers' Director of Education and Citizen Science, for a tour of the Whaleback shell middens. Whaleback is one of the largest middens on the east coast and a tribute to the Wabanaki people’s ancestors and their resourcefulness. Sarah will share artifacts and a Wabanaki story, and discuss the environmental changes that have impacted the site and the lives of the people connected to it over thousands of years. The program will be offered live via Zoom, with Sarah on-site at the Middens. How to register This event is free of charge. Please…

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September 2020

Foraging for fall wild edibles

September 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online ME United States + Google Map
Free
Sarah pointing out wild edibles in the field

Have you been wondering how to make good use of the wild plants around your home? Naturalist Sarah Gladu, Coastal Rivers' Director of Education and Citizen Science, will help you to get started. This online program will focus on some greens, bark, berries and tubers that are readily available in the region and some basic recipes.

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Build a better buffer

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online ME United States
Free
badly eroding bank

Are you concerned about the possible effects of algae blooms or erosion on your property? Whether you live next to a stream, lake, pond, estuary, or ocean, your landscaping choices can have make a big difference on water quality and the resilience of your shoreline.

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October 2020

Coastal Rivers Membership Celebration 2020

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online ME United States
Free
Coastal Rivers' kingfisher logo

You've helped make it a great year – despite some significant challenges! Please join us for a safely distant virtual event to celebrate some of the wonderful things you've made possible through your membership.

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