Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland 7/12 4-6p

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland    7/12 4-6p

Renowned Portland artist John Swan's works are usually on display in galleries in various parts of the world.

Hazardous Waste Day

Hazardous Waste Day

Marginal Way Preservation Fund Appoints Executive Director

OGUNQUIT, Maine – The Marginal Way Preservation Fund appointed Catherine Palmer Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, according to board president Paul Breen.

Hired in September 2010 as Development Director, Palmer was put in charge of annual giving, communications and planned giving programs for the 501(c)(3) public charity.

“Her efforts in creating our infrastructure and building public awareness of the need for a Marginal Way Endowment Fund have been outstanding,” Breen said.  "The board has full confidence that she can generate sufficient funds to preserve the Marginal Way for the next generation.  We certainly expect future devastating and damaging storms.”

The Marginal Way Preservation Fund was formed in 2010 with support from local business leaders.  Its mission is to create a protected set of funds, or Endowment, sufficient to generate interest revenue to meet the long-term financial needs of the Marginal Way. 


Solar Hot Water System

An open invitation is being extended to those interested in the costs and schematics of a commercial solar hot water system and the predicted estimated payback.

The workshop will be held:

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Edgewater Inn Motel

in the Gathering Room

57 West Grand Avenue

Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Reservations are requested because of size of room.

RSVP:  steve@sacosolarstore.com or 283-1413

The Edgewater is owned by Pierre Janelle who is

Graciously opening his business for our convenience to see what has been done and to lean how the systems works and consider what it could mean to your business in the years ahead.

Attendees are welcomed to take a close look at what was installed for tanks, controllers and heat recovery components.

You will learn of State and Federal incentives for re

Clean Water for Clams

Clean Water for Clams

By Becky Kolak

If someone were to tell me a year ago that I would be dressed as a life sized clam to educate the public about the significance of clean water to the soft shelled clam, I would have called them crazy! However, as an AmeriCorps Environmental Educator, with the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC), I am doing just that- donning a homemade clam get-up to promote ‘Clean water for clams.’

Since my term began I have met with municipal shellfish committees, facilitated an after school program at the Patton Free Library, collaborated with the ArtVan Program in Bath, preformed as the Clam Ham in a variety show, worked with state agencies to sample water around clams flats, and visited classrooms as a guest speaker. I am willing to deliver the message of ‘Clean water for clams’ anywhere!

As Maine’s third largest fishery, soft shelled clam harvesting is directly tied to the quality of water in which the clams grow and feed.

Tree Identification walk up Mt. Agamenticus

Why not Join Us for a celebratory End of Winter Tree Identification walk up Mt. Agamenticus?  Next Saturday, March 19th 2011 at 10:00am

Leafless But Far From Lifeless!  Dig out your hand lens if you have one and join Dendrologist Eileen Willard for a winter stroll up Mt. Agamenticus and a close examination of trees. Eileen will offer many methods for identifying tree species by looking at bark, buds, and growth habits.

Please register in advance.

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 10:00 am (Foul weather date March 26th)

Duration: 2 Hours

Contact Info:  Call 207-646-3604 or Email: info@gwrlt.org to reserve your spot

This is a Gateway to Maine Outdoors event. Visit gatewaytomaineoutside.org for more listings.

In the Spirit of Earth Day, we are teaming up with Geocachers and co-hosting a CITO (cache in, trash out) Event at Mt.

York County Senior College Lecture Series Takes Environmental View

Saco/Sanford, ME, January, 2011:  York County Senior College's latest entry in its Winter Lecture Series takes a look at energy and endangered species in a daylong focus on Maine's environment Wednesday, February 16.

            In the morning, Dr. Richard Silkman discusses "Competitive Energy: Choices for Maine."  Dr. Silkman, co-managing partner of Competitive Energy Services of Portland, is a former state planner under Governor John McKernan, serving as chief policy advisor on economic policy, energy, hydropower and river management, telecommunications regulation, state tax policy, health care regulation and land use and natural resources policy. 

            Co-founder of GridSolar, Dr.