National Drinking Water Week, May 1-7 2016
Your water: To know it is to love it BILL STUFFER
Our free events offer information, inspiration & fun!
To register, click the links below or call 207-774-5961 x 3320
The Extraordinary Lives of Owls
Monday, May 2
Jeff P. Nixon Development Center, 225 Douglass Street, Portland
Experts from “Wind Over Wings” will discuss the remarkable abilities of owls and strategies you can use to spot them in the wild. The event includes a presentation featuring owls of New England, followed by introductions to three live owls, including a Saw-whet Owl (New England’s smallest owl), Great Horned Owl (New England’s largest), and an Eastern Screech-Owl. Believed to have been here for 75 million years, owls are a prime example of a species that relies on clean water as part of a healthy ecosystem! This presentation is geared for ages 8 and up.
Registration is full.
Discover the Sebago Lake Land Reserve
Tuesday, May 3
Sebago Lake Ecology Center, 1 White Rock Road, Standish
Have you ever visited the Sebago Lake Land Reserve? Join our 25,000 annual visitors and discover over 1,700 forested acres of land near Sebago Lake. This land is conserved to help protect our water supply while providing various activities, free of charge, such as hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, hunting, and even horseback riding. The event begins with a brief presentation about the history and purpose of the Land Reserve. Next, you’ll visit a kiosk, fill out a daily-use permit, and take a short hike on the trails near the Sebago Lake Ecology Center. This event is geared for an adult audience.
Register by 4/29/16
Tour of the Sebago Lake Water Treatment Facility
Wednesday, May 4
Sebago Lake Water Treatment Facility, 2 White Rock Road, Standish
The Sebago Lake Water Treatment Facility treats an average of 21 million gallons of drinking water per day. View recent upgrades to the facility and learn how both ozone and ultra violet light (UV) are used to treat your drinking water. The tour ends with a visit to the laboratory, where scientists will discuss how the quality and safety of your drinking water is tested. This event is geared toward an adult audience.
Register by 5/2/16
Earth Jams Concert & Springtime Hike
Friday, May 6
5:00-7:00 p.m. (concert @ 6:00-7:00 p.m.)
Sebago Lake Land Reserve, Standish
(parking marked off Rt. 237 near the intersection of routes 237 & 35)
Bring a picnic and enjoy an Earth Jams family concert at our outdoor amphitheater! Award-winning singer/songwriter Matt Loosigian will perform fun and engaging songs about water and our environment. If you are able to arrive before the show, join our educators for a springtime hike on the Sebago Lake Land Reserve, starting at 5:15 p.m., or embark on your own self-guided hike. The concert and hike are geared for families with children ages 2-10.
Registration is not required for this event.
Cancellation information in the event of inclement weather will be posted at pwd.org by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6. If information is not posted, the event will be held as scheduled.
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