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Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative
The Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative assists York and Cumberland County conservation organizations to acquire, manage and steward land in their communities by providing professional support services and networking opportunities. It functions as a co-operative service center, with member organizations pooling funds to purchase the types of staff help for which there is common need.
The goal of the Conservation Collaborative is to increase the effectiveness of the conservation organizations and to strengthen the regional network between these organizations in York and Cumberland County.
Wild Seed Project
Heather McCargo of the Wild Seen Project talks about the importance of going native in your garden in this Southern Maine Conservation talk at the Portland Public Library
MAINE River Restoration
Molly Payne Wynne, Conservation Scientist for the Nature Conservancy talks about restoring great rivers in Maine and around the world in the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative talk at the Portland Public Library
City of Portland Sustainability Project
Portland's Sustainability Coordinator, Troy Moon, talks about the city's efforts to combat climate change and improve the environment
Nathanial Wheeelwright, author of "The Naturalist's Notebook" talks about how you can observe and keep a journal of the changes in the natural world around you in this Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative lecture
Find out about the Browntail Moth and other Portland invasive insects at this talk presented by the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative at the Portland Public Library
Ocean Renewable Power Company - Chris Sauer
Chris Sauer of Ocean Renewable Power Company talks about marine renewable energy projects in this talk at the Portland Public Library presented by the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative
What Have Loons Told Us?
Susan Gallo, Director of Maine Auduon's Maine Loon Project, talks about the threats to Maine's Loon population in this Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative lecture a the Portland Public Library
Colin Woodard - "Ocean's End"
Author Colin Woodard talks about his current book "Ocean's End" about the crisis in the world's seas and the Gulf of Maine in the keynote presentation for the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative's 2018 Sustainability Series
Portland Library Solar Project
Learn about the Portland Pubic Library's new rooftop solar power project at the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative talk
Bringing Nature Home
Join Maine Audubon's Director of Education, Eric Topper, to explore the plants and practices involved in restoring native food webs in our gardens, yards and communities in this talk sponsored by the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative.
Renewable Energy Talk
Lawrence Mott of the Wood Group talks about the current status of large scale wind and solar projects, technology and policy here and abroad in a talk sponsored by the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative
Sophie Scott explores the unique role of surfers in our coastal systems through the lens of sustainability science in this Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative presentation.
Nick Sampson from ReVision Energy talks about options for solar electricity and heating for your home
Kent Redford discusses Synthetic Biology and the Future of Nature at a talk presented by the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative
Sebago Lake Conservation
Portland Water District's Environmental Manager Paul Hunt talks about efforts to protect the waters of Sebago Lake in this forum sponsored by the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative
Oil Spills and the Arctic
Ben Twining and Chris Aeppli of Bigelow Labs share their research on how the reaction of microbes to oil spills is affected by climate change.