Category Archives: Watershed News

PWA’s Midwinter Bird Seed Sale

cardinal eating sunflower seeds in the snow

This week, PWA launches its midwinter bird seed sale featuring the most common seed varieties, including black oil sunflower seeds and thistle seed. Almost all the year-round songbirds in Maine eat sunflower seeds, including chickadees, nuthatches, tufted titmice, mourning doves, … Continue reading

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Crooked Farm Preserve Bridge Building

placing a bridge at Crooked Farm Preserve

On October 29, PWA undertook its most ambitious trail-improvement project yet. Thanks to cooperation among PWA, The Carpenter’s Boat Shop (CBS), Damariscotta River Association (DRA), and Lowe’s, five bridges at Crooked Farm Preserve in Bristol that basically disintegrated last year … Continue reading

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Take the Pledge on America Recycles Day

recycling logo

America Recycles Day is a national initiative by Keep America Beautiful and is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Since 1997, communities across the country have participated in … Continue reading

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Life After The Incandescent Bulb

incandescent bulb

If you have gone to the store in hopes of replacing a burned out incandescent bulb, you have surely noticed that you will have to choose from among several new light technologies. Are these new bulbs better? What are the … Continue reading

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PWA Receives Fiore Paintings

two paintings by Joseph Fiore

Pemaquid Watershed Association is pleased to announce the award of two original oil paintings by Joseph Fiore to PWA by the Maine Farmland Trust (MFT). The artwork was provided to MFT by the Falcon Foundation, a vehicle created by the … Continue reading

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PWA gives recycling bins to towns and YMCA

receiving recycling bin

PWA is pleased to announced that it has received its first grant from Keep America Beautiful via the Dr. Pepper/ Snapple Park Recycling Bin program. Only affiliates of Keep America Beautiful could apply. In preparing the grant application, PWA contacted … Continue reading

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PWA First Maine Affiliate of KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL

PWA group displaying plaque

PWA celebrated official affiliation with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) at a ceremony on May 28, 2014 at the Education Center at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park. PWA is the very first Maine Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit … Continue reading

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Status of Litter on the Pemaquid Peninsula

litter survey team

PWA conducted a field survey to assess the status of litter on the Pemaquid Peninsula as part of its new initiative as an Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB). The survey, called the “Community Appearance Index”, is a tool designed … Continue reading

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Beachcombers’ Rest Celebrates 10 Years!

celebrating 10 years logo

2013 marked the 10th anniversary of Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center. In 2003, two Pemaquid Watershed Association members who live in Bristol had a wild idea. These two friends shared a passion for the ocean, beach environment, art, and teaching. They … Continue reading

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Watershed Conservation Practices Restore Duckpuddle Pond — A Success Story

algal bloom on Duckpuddle Pond

Erosion and runoff from roads and a dairy farm contributed excessive phosphorus and sediment to Maine’s Duckpuddle Pond, which sometimes experienced severe nuisance algal blooms as a result. The Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) Program of the Maine Department of Environmental … Continue reading

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