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What’s Happening at PWA:

Mid-Winter Bird Seed Sale 

We have launched the midwinter bird seed sale featuring the most common seed varieties, including black oil sunflower seeds, sunflower meaties, and thistle seed.  Almost all the year-round songbirds in Maine eat sunflower seeds, including the chickadee, nuthatch, tufted titmouse, mourning dove, and bluejay.  Thistle seed, also known as Niger seed, is eagerly consumed by all the small finches, pine siskins, and redpolls. There are numerous goldfinches eating thistle seed from the PWA office feeder and woodpeckers on the suet.

The order deadline is Thursday, February 1, and the pickup day is Saturday, February 17, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Lincoln County Publishing, on Mills Road in Newcastle next to the post office.  100% of the proceeds from this sale will benefit Pemaquid Watershed Association.

Order forms can be downloaded here:  Bird Seed Order Form

Art Exhibit

We have a new art exhibit at our office gallery, Natures Palette, by Helen Warner.  Her works in oil, watercolor and ink are inspired by the beauty and color of the natural world.  Helen is donating 35% to PWA from all purchases made at this show.  The show runs until February 2, 2018.  The office gallery is open Monday -Friday, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM. Be sure to stop by and see Warner’s remarkable work!


Watershed Updates:

Bristol Mills Dam – Please click here for information about and from the Bristol Mills Dam Advisory Committee.

A public informational meeting on the Wright-Pierce report on options for the Bristol Mills Dam will be held at the Bristol Consolidated School gym on Tuesday, January 30, at 7 p.m. The meeting will conclude no later than 8:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.

There is a binder at the Bristol Town Hall for viewing onsite that contains all the materials relevant to the dam feasibility study. To read the Bristol Mills Dam Feasibility Report Introduction click here. To read the complete 277-page report visit the town website:  www.bristolmaine.org/home/news/bristol-mills-dam-advisory-committee-final-report

PWA will continue to be committed to maintaining the water quality of the ponds and the health of the watershed along the Pemaquid River system in accordance with the mission to conserve the natural resources of the Pemaquid peninsula region through land and water stewardship and education.

Watershed News

  • Doyle Preserve trail work day, Friday, October 20, 2017 There will be a trail work day at Doyle Preserve in Damariscotta on Friday, October 20, starting at 8:30 a.m. but any time you have available to help would be great. The … more →
  • PWA Donor Circle PWA Donor Circle contributions provide the financial support to PWA for sustaining and meeting the mission of conserving the natural resources of the Pemaquid peninsula region through land and water … more →
  • kdb art “Birds of the Wilderland” exhibit Encaustic, Acrylic Art of ‘kdb’ Dominguez at PWA
    The Bath artist who goes by the name of “kdb” Dominguez is exhibiting her work in an exhibit titled “Birds in the Wilderland” … more →

Click here for more news stories.

PWA’s Environmental Education Programs

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