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Events & Things to Do in Maine Filter

MWMC Annual Conference: Environmental Justice in a Time of Climate Change

December 2 - December 3

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council (MWMC)  is pleased to announce its 27th Annual Conference, Environmental Justice in a Time of Climate Change, on December 2-3, 2021. This virtual conference will explore themes relating to a more equitable application of strategies across communities to address the shift to a new climatic normal and… SEE MORE

Lighted Boat Parade and Sparkle Fireworks Display

Boothbay Harbor, ME December 4 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Lighted Boat Parade and Sparkle Fireworks are scheduled for Saturday, December 4th with the Boat Parade beginning at 6:45 p.m. and the Fireworks at 7:30, all in the inner harbor. The boat parade will enter the harbor from the west, travel clockwise around the inner harbor and over to… SEE MORE

Latest News for Maine Filter

World’s First Methanol-Fueled Towboat To Launch In 2023

12/3/2021 by US Harbors

By gCaptain. Maritime Partners in cooperation with Elliott Bay Design Group,  e1 Marine, and ABB, today announces that the M/V Hydrogen One, the world’s first methanol-fueled towboat, will join Maritime Partners’ fleet and become available for charter in 2023 to meet the pressing demand for sustainable towboat operations. Decarbonizing the towboat… SEE MORE

https://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov

FY22 NOAA Small Business Innovation Research Funding Opportunity Now Open

12/3/2021 by US Harbors

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued its Fiscal Year (FY) 22 Phase I Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. NOAA Phase I SBIR awards provide up to $150,000 with up to a six (6) month period of performance for conducting feasibility and proof… SEE MORE

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Gear Recycling Reaches Milestone in Commercial Fishing Communities

12/1/2021 by US Harbors

By Laine Welch. More than a million pounds of old fishing nets and lines from Alaska have made it to recycling markets so far, where they are remade into plastic pellets and fibers. The milestone was reached with a recent haul of nets from Dutch Harbor, and more are already… SEE MORE

https://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov

NOAA Considers Marine Sanctuary off Hawaiian Islands

11/30/2021 by US Harbors

NOAA announced it is initiating the process to consider designating the marine portions of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a national marine sanctuary. This designation would build on existing management in the marine portions of the monument by adding the conservation benefits and enhanced long-term protection of a national marine sanctuary.… SEE MORE

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Fort Scrammel, Casco Bay, ME - By Dirk Ingo Franke - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22110309

Southern Coast & Casco Bay, ME

Casco Bay and Maine's Southern Coast are the most populated areas of Maine, but that doesn't result in any lack of charm or local flavor. Portland, the jewel of Maine, and home to the best food anywhere is a vibrant growing city. The Southern Maine Coast has been blessed with miles picturesque beaches, and islands of pastoral country surrounded by seas of forest. Both history and geography create the chemistry to give you a vacation you won't forget. Enjoy a lobster boat cruise, charter fishing excursion or kayaking excursion along the coast, canoeing on the Mousam River, a trolley ride to the beach, or the thrill of an oceanside amusement park. Open year 'round, the Southern Maine Coast has it all. SEE MORE