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May 2019

May Mini-camp 2019

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Coastal Rivers Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$40 – $45
horseshoe crabs

May Mini-camp - Horseshoe Crab Safari May 24, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (AOS 93 schools closed). For children ages 6-11. Make discoveries in the salt marsh, play games, and search for horseshoe crabs. Explore forests and fields, create art projects, keep a nature journal, and more. Participants will need to bring snacks, lunch, and warm outdoor gear. Pre-registration is due one week before the session starts, although earlier registration is recommended as these sessions tend to fill up quickly. Fee: $45, or $40 for members at the Mussel level or above. How to Register Register online using our secure CampDoc registration…

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Partner Event: Run with the Alewives 5K

May 25 @ 8:45 am - 10:45 am
Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder, 386 RT 215
Newcastle, ME 04553 United States
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$30 – $40
Alewives 5k graphic

An out-and-back 5K on gently rolling paved roads. The course runs along Bayview Road and onto Belvedere Road, with a turn-around at Oyster Creek. There will be a water station at the turn-around. Awards: Cash prizes for overall first place M/F finishers, as well as age categories 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ Swag: Original design alewives t-shirt, alewives reusable shopping bag, and coupons for the fish ladder festival. More to be added as the race approaches! After the run: The annual Fish Ladder Festival is right next door to the race start/finish, with coffee, breakfast sandwiches and fresh donuts…

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Coastal Rivers Paddlers – May 25

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free
a group of ocean kayakers

The Coastal Rivers Paddlers, formerly known as the PWA Paddlers, will explore Witch Island and the Gut from Pemaquid Harbor on May 25. The paddle will include time to hike the trails on Witch island. Paddlers should meet at the launch site at 8:30 for a 9:00 AM departure time. Directions to the launch site: Take Route 130 south for approximately 11 miles, and turn right onto Huddle Road. At the end of Huddle Road, turn right and follow the signs for Colonial Pemaquid Boat Launch. There will be an optional lunch at the Cupboard Cafe following the paddle. We…

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Jr. Naturalist After-school Program – May 2019

May 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Coastal Rivers Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$45 – $55
Black throated green warbler

Jr. Naturalist After-school Program - May 2019 Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., month-long sessions for ages 6-11 Inquiry-based, hands-on learning in a safe outdoor environment. DRA Great Salt Bay Farm is on bus routes from local schools and close to Route 1. May - Animals on the Move: Search for elusive elvers (baby eels), watch warblers, and observe horseshoe crabs spawning. Fee: $55/$50 members at Mussel level or above (scholarships available). Register using our secure CampDoc registration service. If you have registration questions, contact the CampDoc Help Desk at 734-636-1000, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST or support@campdoc.com. REGISTER NOW>>

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Frogs and Pollywogs – May 2019

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Coastal Rivers Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$3
child looking at horseshoe crabs

Frogs and Pollywogs - RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 30 For preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their parents/guardians. A hike is always included. May 30 (NOTE NEW DATE) - Pond Critters: Well, we waited and waited for some horseshoe crabs to arrive, but they don't seem to appreciate the colder-than-usual weather we've been having. Instead, we aim to find out who's living in the pond! These classes are held 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. the third Thursday of each month (except February, and now May). Fee: $3.00 per child. NEW: register online using the form below, and pay the day of the program.

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June 2019

LakeSmart Training

June 15 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Midcoast Conservancy, 290 US-1
Edgecomb, ME 04556 United States
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Free
Pete Crooker receiving the lakesmart award

LakeSmart is an educational program intended to protect the water quality of lakes and ponds by offering free evaluations and information to homeowners about best practices for managing their waterfront homes and yards to prevent harmful runoff. The program depends on trained volunteers who are invited by homeowners to evaluate a property and then make recommendations and provide information if needed. This training is for new as well as returning volunteers. All materials and a continental breakfast will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather and bring a brown bag lunch. The training is free. > REGISTER HERE (The…

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Partner Event: Damariscotta Oyster Celebration’s Can-Am Shuck Star Competition & Oyster Party

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane
Damariscotta, 04543 United States
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$36
2019 Oyster Celebration graphic

Watch the epic head-to-head battle for this year’s title, enjoy oyster tastings, beverage pairings, local food carts, kids activities & more! With food truck and food carts, guided tours to oyster middens, expanded kids activities with golden oyster hunt and prizes, kids’ touch tank, and more. Tickets: $36 per person (kids under 12 free with parents.) > GET TICKETS HERE < The Damariscotta Oyster Celebration kicks off Thursday, June 13, and runs through Saturday, June 15.

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Midden Minders Training

June 18 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Coastal Rivers Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free
midden minders training at shell middens

Coastal Rivers is seeking volunteer Midden Minders to make regular visits to one or more of Coastal Rivers’ many middens to take measurements and record changes through observations and photographs. Volunteers will also document storm impacts, which will help researchers and resource managers understand threats to the middens and plan for data rescue and conservation. Volunteers will need to commit to visiting their midden or middens at least twice a month during the warmer months. Participants should be prepared to walk in the field and practice monitoring methods. Proper attire should include hiking boots and tick protection. A pizza dinner…

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Party on the Pier

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contented Sole Restaurant, Colonial Pemaquid Drive
New Harbor, ME 04554 United States
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$40
party on the pier sold out

Great food, cash bar, live music, and a fabulous silent auction! Sponsored by The Contented Sole and H.M. Payson. Tickets are $40 and benefit the conservation work of Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust.   THIS YEAR'S PARTY ON THE PIER IS SOLD OUT. There will not be any tickets available at the door. Thanks to all those who have reserved tickets!  

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Partner Event: (stillness) 19

June 22 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph A. Fiore Art Center, 152 Punk Point Rd
Jefferson, Maine 04348
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$25 – $225
stillness walk through the fields

A gathering of artists across disciplines celebrate a connection to nature and invoke a deepening sense of place. Movers, vocalists, musicians, writers, visual artists, foragers, an astrologer and a cook are among the players who will have been at the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center in retreat for 4 days preparing the celebration. You are invited to share an afternoon in gratitude for the season of summer, of light, land, water and all of the beings inhabiting this place. Please join us for a slow walk across the land, a lakeside performance and a seasonal feast. Ticket options from $25…

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