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Some coastal state parks closed due to overcrowding(2)

March 27, 2020

AUGUSTA – The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry‚Äôs Bureau of Parks and Lands today announced that, with the support of Governor Janet Mills, it is taking additional proactive measures to protect the health and safety of Maine people from the threat of COVID-19. Effective Friday, March 27 at 12:01 am, the following Midcoast and […]

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How to safely spend time outside

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Department and Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry know that during these stressful times, everyone wants to get outside and recharge. One challenge we all face right now is how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly during this civil state of emergency. Here are a few […]

MDIFW issues changes to fishing license requirements

AUGUSTA – To encourage Mainers to enjoy their outdoor resources and to support a happy, healthy Maine, Governor Janet Mills and Commissioner Judy Camuso are enacting the following changes effective immediately: Any person (except those whose license has been suspended or revoked) may fish without a license through April 30, 2020. This change does not […]

Stocking up for Spring

Just to be on the safe side, in the event that the humans are not able to get to the store, Little Chip stocks up on essentials. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)


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