Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment Working Group Meeting will be held at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Coastal Program Office, Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH Wednesday, March 25, 1 – 5 p.m. and Thursday, March 26, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
15th Annual Secretary’s Awards for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education All Massachusetts schools (K-12) that offer energy and environmental education programs are eligible to apply for the awards that Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Ian Bowles will bestow on Massachusetts teachers and students who are involved in school-based programs that promote environment and energy education. Awards cover topics such as topics ranging from renewable energy, recycling, energy conservation, water testing, climate change, conservation ecology, or Atlantic salmon egg-rearing and more. Application deadline is Friday, April 3. Apply online at or contact Meg Colclough at 617-626-1110 or email.
The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment is calling for nominations for its annual Visionary, Longard, and Susan Snow-Cotter Leadership Awards and the first Industry Award. One group and one individual—paid professionals or volunteers are eligible—in each province and state, will be selected to receive a Visionary Award. One Longard Award will be selected to honor a lifetime of achievement in his or her volunteer work. One individual will be selected for the first Susan Snow-Cotter award to recognize a coastal management professional who exemplifies outstanding leadership or exceptional mentoring in the Gulf of Maine watershed. One industry will be selected to receive the new award. To nominate a group or individual, please complete and return forms by April 24, for a Visionary, Longard, Susan Snow-Cotter, and Industry Award. These forms are posted online. For your reference, further information on the awards as well as a list of past award recipients is posted. Articles about them published in the Gulf of Maine Times are also included. For more information, contact Michele Tremblay, naturesource communications. Call 603/796.2615, or fax, 796.2600. [more information]
Coastal Zone Canada 2010 The international conference, Coastal Zone Canada 2010, is scheduled for July 24-29, 2010 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The theme is ‘Healthy Oceans - Strong Coastal Communities’. The first call for papers will be issued in May.