March 16, 2013

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Spotlight on Maine / 6 to 8 p.m. in Portland

The Visionaries documentary series for public television is featuring two Maine conservation organizations in a film that will be shown at SPACE. It also will be shown on Maine Public Broadcasting Network at 10 a.m. March 21 and at 11 a.m. March 23. "Forests and Lakes For People Forever," the documentary on the Downeast Lakes Land Trust, tells the story of how the people of Grand Lake Stream, a Maine village with a long history of outdoor recreation, are working to conserve natural resources that sustain the local economy and way of life. "Discovering the Natural World," the Chewonki documentary, highlights school programs at Chewonki. To attend the event at SPACE, reserve a seat at or at


Fly Fishing Workshop / 7 p.m. in Westbrook

Nationally known fly casting instructor Rod McGarry will provide a workshop hosted by the Sebago Trout Unlimited chapter at the American Legion Post 62 on 17 Dunn St. No charge. Contact


Lessons on Lynx and Martens / 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Wayne

The Kennebec Land Trust is hosting its Lyceum series on Maine mammals, featuring Maine biologists and conservationists as speakers, at the Ladd Recreation Center, 26 Gott Road. Daniel Harrison, University of Maine professor of wildlife ecology and sustainable forestry, will discuss lynx and martens. For more information, go to


Invasive Plant Program / 10 a.m. in Auburn

A meeting will be held to build a volunteer network of invasive plant patrollers who will help build one of the nation's most formidable volunteer early detection programs for aquatic invaders. Individuals wishing to learn more about Maine's Invasive Plant Patrol are welcome. Registration is required. No cost. The gathering will be in the Androscoggin Community Room at 49 Spring St. Call 783-7733.


Fly Fishing Legends in Freeport

The legendary Lefty Kreh and trophy-trout expert Kelly Galloup highlight L.L. Bean's Spring Fishing Weekend. Both will be available Saturday and Sunday to visit with customers. Visit or call 877-755-2326.


Sandpiper Search / 7 p.m. March 26, Brunswick

Derek and Jeannette Lovitch will recount their journey cruising the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russian, in search of a critically endangered and charismatic spoon-billed sandpiper. No cost, in the Morrell Room at Curtis Memorial Library.

-- Compiled by Deirdre Fleming

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