Events & Updates

Upcoming Events

June 28, 2024: Understanding the Unique Natural Resources in the Belgrade Lakes Region

Date: June 28, 2024
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

RESCHEDULED DATE IS NOW June 28, 2024

7 Lakes Alliance is hosting Beginning with Habitat Climate Coordinator Corinne Michaud-LeBlanc for a presentation on understanding the unique natural resources in the Belgrade Lakes Region, climate change impacts, and strategies for a healthy, resilient, and connected watershed. This event is in-person at 7 Lakes Alliance, and more details will be posted on this page as the event approaches.

Organization/Partners: 7 Lakes Alliance
Location: 137 Main Street Belgrade Lakes ME
Additional Info: Presented by Corinne Michaud-LeBlanc

July 10, 2024: Improving Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard Wednesday

Date: July 10, 2024
Time: 4:30 PM

Join Kennebec Land Trust and MDIFW Private Lands Biologist Joe Roy to learn more about wildlife habitat, and strategies to improve the landscape to benefit wildlife. Joe is a part of the Beginning with Habitat program at MDIFW which provides landowners, land trust, and municipalities with technical assistance relating to wildlife habitat.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Marie at mring@tklt.org or 207-377-2848

Organization/Partners: Kennebec Land Trust
Location: Weston Woods Preserve, East Winthrop
Additional Info: Directions: From Manchester: From the intersection of Route 202 and Route 17, drive 1.8 miles west on Route 202 to Old Village Rd. Turn right, then turn right again onto Case Rd. Drive 0.7 miles up the hill to the Preserve; parking will be on your right.

September 12, 2024: Planning for a Resilient, Connected, and Biodiverse Lakes Region

Date: September 12, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lakes Environmental Association is hosting Beginning with Habitat Climate Coordinator Corinne Michaud-LeBlanc for a presentation on climate change impacts to the region and strategies for healthy, resilient, and connected watersheds. This event is in-person at the Lakes Environmental Association in Bridgton, and more details will be posted on this page as the event approaches.

Organization/Partners: Lakes Environmental Association
Location: 230 Main Street, Bridgton, ME
Additional Info: Presented by Corinne Michaud-LeBlanc

Past Events

April 24, 2024: Coastal Habitat Conservation for Climate Resilience (for coastal communities)

Corinne Michaud-LeBlanc, Climate Coordinator for Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife's Beginning with Habitat program will provide an overview of conservation planning tools and strategies for a changing climate, and suggestions for how to use them. This presentation will highlight salt marsh ecosystems and salt marsh sparrows. Pete Slovinsky, Marine Geologist with Maine Geological Survey, will discuss how climate change is impacting vulnerable dune habitat in the state, and recommend conservation actions for communities with this habitat.

Please join us for this free Zoom event focused on long-term planning tools and strategies that support natural solutions for resilient habitat. These virtual Casco Bay Coastal Academy (CBCA) workshops are brought to you by Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, Maine Sea Grant, and R1CC. CBCA aims to build the knowledge base of municipal board members and staff about critical coastal issues and provide skills training to support their project planning and implementation. The workshops are especially targeted to municipal staff, volunteer committee members, community leaders, and organizations providing services to municipalities. Everyone is welcome!

Organization/Partners: Casco Bay Coastal Academy
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Additional Info: Watch Recording of Presentation

May 8, 2024: Inland Habitat Conservation for Climate Resilience (for inland communities)

Corinne Michaud-LeBlanc and Joe Roy of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife's Beginning with Habitat program will provide an overview of conservation planning tools and strategies for a changing climate, suggestions for how to use them, and community case studies. This presentation will highlight brook trout, inland flooding, aquatic connectivity, and landscape connectivity.

Please join us for this free Zoom event focused on long-term planning tools and strategies that support natural solutions for resilient habitat. These virtual Casco Bay Coastal Academy (CBCA) workshops are brought to you by Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, Maine Sea Grant, and R1CC. CBCA aims to build the knowledge base of municipal board members and staff about critical coastal issues and provide skills training to support their project planning and implementation. The workshops are especially targeted to municipal staff, volunteer committee members, community leaders, and organizations providing services to municipalities. Everyone is welcome!

Organization/Partners: Casco Bay Coastal Academy
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Additional Info: Watch Recording of Presentation

May 22, 2024: Lunch & Learn - What is Beginning with Habitat (BwH) and How Can BwH Support Your Comprehensive Planning Process?

Learn how to use BwH tools & services for effective decision making and planning in your own home town.

This lunch & learn webinar will be divided into two-parts. In the first half of the session, we will introduce our program and share tools and services designed for municipalities. In the second part of the webinar, we will reserve time for Q&A. We want to hear from you and learn about your questions and needs.

If you have any questions before or after the event, please reach out to Amy at amy.dowley@maine.gov

Organization/Partners:
Location: Virtual (Teams)
Additional Info: A recording of this presentation will be made available soon!