The 7 lakes Alliance, 30 Mile River Watershed Association and the Flying Pond Improvement Association are co-hosting a workshop, Invasive Plant Patrol 101, presented by the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program.
The workshop will be offered on Tuesday, June 19th from 9 -3pm at the Maine Lakes Resource Center in Belgrade. It is open to the public and is FREE to anyone interested in learning more about the threat of invasive aquatic plants.
The workshop will look at the invasive species in Maine and how to differentiate between native versus invasive plants. It will include hands-on plant identification with live plants and discuss how to conduct a survey of a lake to rule out invasive species.
Your Wild Woodland: Creating Habitat for Birds, Fish, and Other
Wednesday, June 27 at 4 PM – 8 PM
A Workshop for Landowners and Woodland Professionals
Have you ever wondered how to manage your woodland to enhance fish and wildlife habitat? Did you know that a woodland professional could write a new management plan for your woodland at no cost to you? Join us for this informative workshop focusing on the Forestry for Maine Birds approach to managing wooodlands and on riparian habitat management for healthy fish and connected streams. Workshop attendees will spend the first hour with a brown bag dinner inside learning about the program, then head out to a nearby forest site to discuss habitat connectivity, forest habitat features, and management approaches for habitat enhancement. Attendees will leave with a list of experienced woodland professionals and next steps hiring a professional to visit their woodland and craft a management plan that meets their long-term goals and objectives.
Class session: 4:00-5:30 p.m. (bring your brown bag dinner to eat while we begin the presentation)
Field portion: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
(Rain date Tuesday June 26)
Free, but space is limited. Call (207)781-2330 ext. 219 to sign up, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Owls of Maine: Habits and Adaptations of Maine’s Native Owls with Chewonki
Friday, July 6 at 2 PM – 3 PM
Three live owls are the highlights of this program, which introduces participants to the owls native to Maine and New England. Beginning with slides and sounds, participants will learn the identifying characteristics and calls of each owl. Then, using talons, wings, and skulls, we explore the adaptations of these silent nocturnal hunters. This program ends with an intimate and detailed look at live owls, bringing these creatures of the night into the light!
Has your shoreline been adopted? Come get trained to help stop milfoil and other invasive species from spreading.
Training is free and open to the public. It will take about 45 minutes. You will learn about invasive aquatic plants using live samples. At the end of the training, you will have the opportunity to adopt your own shoreline.
It will take place at the Maine Lakes Resource Center in Belgrade, ME
email Lauren.Pickford@7lakesalliance.org, or stop by the Maine Lakes Resource Center
7 Lakes 5k Trail Run
Saturday, August 4 at 9 AM – 12 PM
Come support the newly merged organization of 7 Lakes Alliance (formally BRCA and the Maine Lakes Resource Center). With a fun new trail running race in the Kennebec highlands!
The event will be held rain or shine at the beautiful Round Top trails system which is part of the Kennebec Highlands in Rome Maine, just outside of Belgrade Lakes and close to the Maine Lakes Resource Center.
Start time will be 9 am, the course is a 5k running races on the Mountain bike trails and hiking trails of Round Top Mountain. Prizes will be given out to the fastest racers in their categories.
There will be race day registration it will be $25.
All proceeds go to the 7 Lakes Alliance and their programs. Feel free to add in a donation to further support the Center and the Lakes in the Belgrade Maine area or start a fundraising page with eh PledgeReg option when you sign up. To learn more about 7 Lakes Alliance and their programs check out: https://www.facebook.com/belgradelakes