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June 2019

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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Partner Event: “Partners in Place,” honoring Steven Hufnagel at the Perkins Homestead

June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Perkins Homestead, River Road
Newcastle, Maine 04553
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Free
the perkins homestead

The Frances Perkins Center will honor Coastal Rivers Executive Director Steven Hufnagel at 4:00 PM on June 26th at the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark in Newcastle. This special event recognizes the importance of the partnership between Coastal Rivers and the Frances Perkins Center to preserve the Perkins Family Homestead so future generations may learn from the legacy of Frances Perkins. Coastal Rivers holds and monitors a conservation easement over much of the 57-acre Perkins Homestead, ensuring that its natural and cultural resources are protected. In his capacity as lands stewardship and executive director of the DRA, and now…

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July 2019

Coastal Rivers Paddlers – July 6

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free
kayakers posing at the shore

Coastal Rivers Paddlers, formerly known as the PWA Paddlers, will explore Little (Outer) Thrumcap from South Bristol on July 6. Paddlers should meet at the launch site at 8:30 for a 9:00 AM departure time. Directions to the launch site: Take Rt. 129 south to just before the village of South Bristol. Before going downhill into the village, turn left onto Thompson Inn Road. The launch is at the end of the road, just before the Fishermen’s Co-op Park. Picnic lunch (bring your own) on Thrumcap. We welcome all new paddlers! No registration is required, but paddlers must have a…

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Annual Membership Celebration

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane
Damariscotta, 04543 United States
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darrows barn at round top farm

You're invited to Coastal Rivers' Annual Membership Celebration! Join us at Darrows Barn on Wednesday, July 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, for hearty apps cash bar music Round Top Ice Cream tours of the newly renovated farmhouse* AND exciting updates about the work you make possible! *Farmhouse tours start at 5:00 PM. RSVP using the link:

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Partner Event: Slaid Cleaves benefit concert

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Patrick’s Church, 380 Academy Hill Rd
Newcastle, ME 04553 United States
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$25
Slaid Cleaves

Slaid Cleaves is performing a fundraiser for the Mill Committee of Old Bristol Historical Society on July 28 from 7-9 pm at St. Patrick’s in Newcastle. All proceeds from this event will go to restoration of the Historic Pemaquid Mill. Slaid Grew up in Maine. Has family in Round Pond. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes records. Travels around. Tries to be good. Now twenty-five years into his storied career, Cleaves' songwriting has never been more potent than on latest album Ghost on the Car Radio. The characters in Slaid Cleaves' songs live in unglamorous reality. They work dead-end jobs,…

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August 2019

River Beats Concert

August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane
Damariscotta, 04543 United States
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Free
young composer listening to performance

You are invited to a free community concert to hear extraordinary original music composed entirely by children and performed by professional musicians. The composers are campers participating in Coastal Rivers' two-week River Beats session of Camp Mummichog. During this session, nature exploration provides inspiration for campers to compose original music with Will Healy, an educator affiliated with the New York Philharmonic Young Composers Program. Many of the children have no prior music experience. Students have full autonomy with their composition. Past pieces have been inspired by natural phenomena such as wind and rain, the behavior of wild creatures, and more,…

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Partner Event: Community Forum on Recycling and Trash Disposal in Lincoln County

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coastal Rivers Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free
Presernters Mark Ward and Michael Ulh

The community forum promises to be an entertaining, educational, and interactive experience. Learn where all the trash goes when it goes away! We will explore the unique relationship that exists in Lincoln County between our local transfer stations and the county-wide recycling center. Recent changes in the recycling market have made the need for such a conversation all the more urgent. We hope that the community forum will encourage dialogue on this subject to ensure our county has a resilient recycling and solid waste management system for the future. Presented by Talking Trash! (Mark Ward & Michael Uhl), and funded…

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Twin Villages Foodbank Farm Garden Party

August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Coastal Rivers Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free
a volunteer helps with the harvest

You're invited to join us in the fields of Twin Villages Foodbank Farm to celebrate our FOURTH season and our biggest harvest yet! Thanks to our farm fans and volunteers, we are making weekly deliveries of big, beautiful veggies to 7 food pantries in Lincoln County. And because not all families can make it to the food pantries, we are also reaching out to area kids through other programs like the Salt Bay Area Head Start, school food pantries, FARMS at the Y, and the Morris Farm. The new food storage hub in Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm has…

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