Chewonki open house to feature ‘Owls of Maine’

Chewonki is holding an Open House on Friday, July 23, for administrators and teachers, as well as their families for a complimentary day of outdoor fun.

New president Willard Morgan and Chewonki’s environmental educators will go on a tour of the campus, take a nature hike, visit the gardens and animals, enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the shore-side campsites, and see a live-birds “Owls of Maine” presentation.

The day before, there will be a workshop for teachers entitled “Inspired Teacher, Inspired Student: Experiential Strategies for Differentiated Teaching, Advisory Group Facilitation, and Classroom Community Building.”

To register for the Open House or the “Inspired Teachers” workshop, please contact Katie Tremblay ([email protected]) for details or to sign up.


Gardens in the Watershed tour benefits Georges River Trust

The 19th annual Gardens in the Watershed tour will take place on Sunday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. The tour is the primary fundraising event of the Georges River Land Trust. This year the tour features six diverse gardens in the towns of Thomaston, South Thomaston and Cushing.

Tickets and brochures for the tour are available at The Reading Corner and Rock City Books and Coffee in Rockland, offices of Key Bank in Rockland and Camden, Planet Toys in Camden, Hedgerow in Tenants Harbor, Union True Value Hardware in Union, The Personal Book Shop in Thomaston, and Brambles in Belfast, as well as at the GRLT office, 8 North Main St., Rockland for $25 each or for $28 on tour day at any of the gardens. A gourmet bag lunch catered by the Home Kitchen Cafe is also available for preorder. Orders must be received in the GRLT office by July 6.

For further information please contact the GRLT office at 594-5166, [email protected] or the Land Trust website at www.grlt.org.


Naturalist leads nature walk to Holt Pond’s orchids

Lakes Environmental Association and naturalist Ursula Duve will conduct a guided introduction to Holt Pond’s orchids and other bog beauties at 9 a.m. Wednesday July 7.

The walk will last approximately two hours and cover easy to moderate terrain over forest trails and narrow boardwalks. Participants should meet at the LEA Lakes Center, 230 Main St. in Bridgton, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water, a snack, a hat, and bug repellent.

Contributions of $5 per person are appreciated; LEA members attend for free. For more information and to register for this field trip, call 647-8580 or e-mail [email protected]


Any-Deer Permit applications now available online

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is accepting applications for the annual Any-Deer (Antlerless) Permit Lottery.

To apply, go to mefishwildlife.com and select “Any Deer Permit” from the top or right side of the screen.

The Department no longer mails paper applications to hunters who have entered in past lotteries.

The drawing will be held on Sept. 10.

If an applicant does not have access to a computer or the Internet, please visit one of our 840 licensing agents and they will assist you in applying online.