Cooperative Extension

Extension Specialist Comments on Hogweed

Comments from Lois Stack, a UMaine specialist in ornamental horticulture, were included in a Reuters report about hogweed. Stack warned that when touched, sap from the hogweed reacts with sunlight and causes severe skin irritation, blistering, and permanent scars. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Jam-Making Session Featured

A UMaine Cooperative Extension jam-making sessions were featured in the Lewiston Sun Journal. The session, held at the Extension office in Lisbon Falls, focused on low-sugar recipes and proper food safety techniques. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Preview of Extension Talk on Diabetes

The Bangor Daily News has a preview of Thursday’s scheduled talk by Tina Boudreau, a UMaine Cooperative Extension program associate, at the Sebasticook Valley Health Diabetes Support Group’s meeting in Pittsfield. Boudreau will give advice on how to maximize the benefits of summer produce through healthy eating and harvest preservation. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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4 H Camp & Learning Center Receives IF&W Scholarship Funds

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Bryant Pond 4-H Camp & Learning Center in Western Maine has received a $50,000 scholarship grant from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. The funds will offset camp fees for Maine youth interested in learning more about conservation, nature, hunting, fishing and boating safety.

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The delicate balance of Maine beaches

Coastal property owners, beach advocates to gather July 15 Many changes along the southern Maine shoreline over the last century have shaped and altered the coastal landscape. Along with these changes comes a need to balance shoreline protection with the many varied uses and values of Maine beaches. On Friday, July 15, Gregory Berman, a […]

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Extension Water Quality Expert Interviewed on Invasive Plants

An I-95 (95.7FM) Cumulus Broadcasting Inc. reporter Interviewed Laura Wilson, a UMaine Cooperative Extension water quality and aquatic plants specialist today for a report on how residents and visitors can help protect lakes and streams from non-native invasive plants detrimental to water bodies. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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UMaine Invasive Plants, Pollutants Specialist Available

Laura Wilson, University of Maine Cooperative Extension water quality scientist and expert on invasive aquatic plants and pollutants threatening the health and ecosystems of Maine’s lakes, is available to discuss precautionary measures that can help protect the state’s water bodies.

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UMaine Economist Interviewed on Tourist Marketing Webinar

University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics Jim McConnon was interviewed for a Tuesday news broadcast by Channel 7 (WVII) on a new webinar available for merchants and vendors interested in tips for effective marketing to the thousands of passengers from cruise ships docking in and visiting Maine’s 12 cruise line ports. […]

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Extension Programs Mentioned in Newspaper

UMaine Cooperative Extension’s master gardener program was mentioned in a Kennebec Journal feature about gardens being worked by inmates in Kennebec County jail. The inmate garden program is run by three organizers who have all gone through the master gardener program, according to the article. Much of vegetable raised in the gardens are donated to […]

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Cooperative Extension, Sea Grant in Beach Safety Story

The weekly newspaper Village Soup noted the work of UMaine Cooperative Extension and the UMaine-based Maine Sea Grant in a story about the cleanliness and safety of Maine’s beaches. Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant support staff help in monitoring water quality and protecting public health at Maine’s 61 public access beaches, which comprise more than […]

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