Signs of Spring: Alewifes Return to Maine Rivers

5/17/2012 - There are fish in these rivers. In the Kennebec, the Penobscot, the rivers in between and either side, the alewives are running. I wrote a story about alewives for the May issue of Fishermen’s Voice, well before alewife season began. Now I want to see the fish. Yesterday I stopped… SEE MORE
View from the top of the Petit Manan lighthouse of the boathouse and Green Island in the distance.

Research Season Begins on Maine’s Islands

5/17/2012 - On Petit Manan Island, the savannah sparrows are singing, the violets are flowering, the seabirds are arriving… and we are fully adorned in layers of long johns, fleece, wool, and winter hats. The temperatures are significantly cooler out here than on the main land, but that hasn’t deterred the birds!… SEE MORE

Newport Third Graders Pitch In to Restore Sachuest Point

5/17/2012 - Save The Bay, Newport Schools, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service teamed up this year to bring a new hands-on, marine science program to every third grade classroom in Newport. The program culminates May 18 with a restoration project from 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Sachuest Point. Students… SEE MORE
Sunset over the smooth sands of Drift Inn Beach, in Port Clyde.

Chasing Sunsets Near Port Clyde

5/16/2012 - Ever since I was a child, I can remember chasing the summer sunsets on the St. George peninsula. From the shores of Port Clyde Harbor, looking west toward the mouth of the St. George River, one can see the most beautiful colors converge in the sky and paint the ocean… SEE MORE

Wildlife Refuge Opens Headquarters and Visitor Center

5/16/2012 - On May 12 the new collaborative headquarters for the Friends of Maine’s Seabird Islands and the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuges opened its doors to the public. Although the exhibits are still in the development and fundraising stages, the turnout at our new facility on the Rockland waterfront was… SEE MORE

COA Senior Presents Coastal Culture Exhibit

5/15/2012 - Ask someone from away what they know of Maine, and chances are they’ll say lobster. Ask someone from Maine what they know of lobstering, and it’s likely they’ll just shrug their shoulders. Alice Anderson, College of the Atlantic senior, is hoping to change that with an exhibit, Coastal Culture: Maine's… SEE MORE

Maine’s Wildest Islands Prepare for Summer

5/14/2012 - As the summer boating season gets underway, the Friends of Maine's Seabird Islands is gearing up. First and foremost, part of our outreach involves communicating the closure of many seabird nesting islands along the coast of Maine. These islands, which belong to the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, are… SEE MORE
Rob Snyder, of the Island Institute, will present a talk on fisheries on May 16 in Bar Harbor.

Becoming Fishermen’ Lecture to be Held in Bar Harbor

5/10/2012 - Rob Snyder, executive vice president of the Island Institute, will present a talk on fisheries for College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum. The talk, "Becoming Fishermen in an Era of Depletion: Stories from the recent privatization of the northeastern United States groundfish fishery," will be on Wednesday, May 16,… SEE MORE