Environment

Western Maine Resort Towns, Downeast Coast Displaying Peak Foliage

Western Maine Resort Towns, Downeast Coast Displaying Peak Foliage

AUGUSTA, Maine - Peak foliage color has reached Rangeley, Farmington, Bethel, and the downeast coast, according to the fifth 2011 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Conservation (MDOC).
 
Maine fall foliage conditions for Oct. 12. Credit: Maine Department of Conservation.
Currently, Maine Forest Service and state park rangers are observing peak leaf color, or at least 75 percent color change, in the western lakes and mountains region, covering the towns of Rangeley, Kingfield, Farmington, Rumford and Bethel. Peak color is also being reported along the downeast coast from Bucksport to Eastport and in interior Hancock and Washington counties.

Fall Foliage Colors Spreading in Northern Maine (as of 9/21)

Fall Foliage Colors Spreading in Northern Maine (as of 9/21)

More foliage colors are beginning to show in northern Maine, according to the second 2011 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Conservation (MDOC). 

Maine fall foliage conditions for Sept. 21. Credit: Maine Department of Conservation
 
Currently, Maine Forest Service and state park rangers are observing low leaf color, or 10 to 30 percent toward peak, along with very low leaf drop in all of Aroostook County and northern portions of Piscataquis and Somerset counties.

Rangers believe that some sections of Aroostook County will see moderate color, or 30 to 50 percent toward peak, by this weekend. Foliage color and leaf drop in the remainder of the state is very low, or less than 10 percent, according to the report.

"Fall colors are starting to show along mountain ridges in Aroostook County," said Scott Thompson, park ranger at Aroostook State Park near Presque Isle.

Getting The Most Out of Fall in Maine

Getting The Most Out of Fall in Maine

Now that the days are getting shorter & the nights much cooler, you may have a case of fall fever? If you're anything like me, you really love summer & hate to see it go, but you welcome fall with open arms! There is so much to do in Maine in the fall. I wrote a blog post on Stiffler's Social Scoop [my personal blog] about how you can Get The Most Out of Fall in Maine. Apple picking, hiking, high school football & fall foliage are some of my favorites. What is your favorite thing about fall?

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway
SYLVANIA 300 Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:00pm Oval - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

 

The cars and stars of NASCAR race their way back to New England for the SYLVANIA 300 and the second race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Sunday, September 25. As part of NASCAR’s 10-race playoffs, this 300-lap event is sure to be pivotal in deciding the series champion.

First Wind to Commemorate Completion of its Rollins Wind Project with Community Celebration and BBQ

 

WHAT:           

First Wind will host a ribbon-cutting and luncheon barbecue to celebrate the completion of the company’s 60 MW Rollins Wind project in Penobscot County, Maine.   As part of the event, local officials and community members will join with First Wind and Reed & Reed at Turbine #8 on the project site, which is situated in the towns of Lincoln, Burlington, Lee, Winn and Mattawamkeag.  The construction and development of Rollins Wind was a source of revenue and new jobs to the surrounding area with direct spending of more than $29 million with 97 Maine-based businesses.  The clean energy produced from the project will be delivered to the citizens of Maine at cost-competitive rates as part of a long-term electricity supply contract with the state’s Public Utilities Commission.

WHO: 

Speakers will include:

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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.

Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District Public Meeting

The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a Public Meeting, January 6th from 6:30 pm to 9 pm in the USDA Service Center, located at 42 Engdahl Drive Dover-Foxcroft.  This meeting is an outreach effort to obtain feedback on a Natural Resource Assessment project currently in progress. 

If you have any questions call 564-2321, ext. 101.

... a leader in agriculture, forestry and other natural resource education,
providing assistance and coordination of resources and information
to promote practices that maintain our way of life.

The Piscataquis County SWCD prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)