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January 2019

Tune in to watch “Dawnland” on PBS-Independent Lens

January 10 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"DAWNLAND"  See how a group of Native and non-Native leaders in Maine came together to acknowledge and address the abuses suffered by Native children in the hands of the child welfare system, illuminating the ongoing crisis of indigenous child removal. Thursday, January 10th, 2019 airing on TV at 10:00pm on PBS-Independent Lens About the Film They were forced to assimilate into white society: children ripped away from their families, depriving them of their culture and erasing their identities. Can reconciliation…

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Film Screening: Maine Coast Harvest

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library

Maine Coast Harvest is a series of short documentary films designed to highlight the economic and employment opportunities presented by Maine’s burgeoning aquaculture industry.

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Designing Hiking Trails For Aesthetic Experiences Workshop

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm

Please join us for an informative and educational SMCC Workshop on designing hiking trails for aesthetic experiences. When: Tuesday, January 29, 2018 | 4:00pm-7:30pm Location: Maine Audubon-Gisland Farm | 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME FREE to the staff and board of SMCC Member organizations $20 for non-members (please make checks payable to Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative) Participants are asked to bring maps of areas they are considering for trails; we will have time to workshop what we have learned…

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February 2019


February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library

A celebration of free-flowing rivers, the fish that live in them, and the communities that depend on both.

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March 2019

Why Going Native Matters presented by Heather McCargo of Wild Seed Project

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library

Heather will cover the many reasons we all should care about our regions native flora.

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April 2019

Wild Bees: Super-Pollinators! with Deborah Perkins

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library

Come learn about the fascinating native bees we have in Maine

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May 2019


May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library

Engaging diverse segments of society to solve the complex problems facing us is a huge challenge. But it can be done, if we build trust before focusing on the science.

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July 2019

SMCC joining up with Gastro-Go-Go Roaming Food Truck Party at Rising Tide Brewing Company

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rising Tide Brewer, 103 Fox Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States

BEER + FOOD + SUPPORTING SMCC = GOOD WEEKEND VIBES! We are so excited to be joining up with our friends from the Gastro-Go-Go Roaming Food Truck Party and Rising Tide Brewing Company this Sunday, July 14th, from 12-5, as their non-profit partner! We hope we will see you at the party where there will be a variety of delicious food and Maine brews on offer to enjoy on a sunny summer day in downtown Portland! Additionally, we will be…

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Thanks for all the support shown to SMCC at the Gastro Go-Go Event held on July 14 at Rising Tide Brewing Co.

July 31 - August 19

SMCC joined up with our friends from the Gastro-Go-Go Roaming Food Truck Party at Rising Tide Brewing Company, Sunday, July 14th, as their non-profit partner thanks to Haley Campbell, a former SMCC Summer Associate and co-owner of Greeks of Peaks food truck! A fun event that gave people a chance to connect the dots between clean water, good beer, good food and conservation! The event was a great success! We met so many fantastic people, who not only care about…

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September 2019


September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library

Join us for a dynamic presentation investigating the threats to wild places and wildlife of the Northeast, and the opportunity to shape a more vibrant future for nature and people in our home region. The September edition of Portland’s Sustainability Series will feature Northeastern Wilderness Trust Executive Director Jon Leibowitz. Why Wilderness? Why now? And how much do we need in the face of a changing climate? After a century of forest recovery, Northeastern forests are again on the decline…

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