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Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative

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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.

Website: http://www.southernmaineconservation.org

 

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

 

Naturalist's Notebook

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

 

Portland Invasives

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

 

Sustainability Science

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.

 

Solar Energy

Nick Sampson from ReVision Energy talks about options for solar electricity and heating for your home

 

Synthetic Biology

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.