Invasion Downeast? - Machias to host nature coalition

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Invasion Downeast? - Machias to host nature coalition

quote:They may be green, but so is their money. :D

Oh, so they [b]are[/b] good for something then... ;)[ 09-13-2004: Message edited by: Butch Moore ]

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Invasion Downeast? - Machias to host nature coalition

[url=http://www.bangornews.com/editorialnews/article.cfm?ID=434307][b]Machias to host nature coalition[/b][/url]
Attendees to tour Down East sites
By Katherine Cassidy, Of the NEWS Staff MACHIAS - Besides north, south, east and west, the Maine chapter of the Nature Conservancy has discovered eight other ways to enjoy the Machias Bay area this morning before sitting down to business, cocktails and dinner.After holding their annual meeting the last five years in Millinocket, the Maine chapter has moved its annual meeting to Machias today.But first the 180 members will take in Down East points that highlight the area's natural offerings, by paddling, hiking, touring and cruising nearby coasts through eight local field trips.They will regroup at the University of Maine at Machias at 3:30 p.m. for their business meeting, followed by mingling and dinner at the Machias Motor Inn.Naomi Schalit, the executive director of Maine Rivers, is the dinner's keynote speaker. She will describe Maine's challenges in protecting, restoring and enhancing the vitality of Maine's rivers.The organization's choice of Machias for its annual meeting is likely to make for a $40,000 local spending windfall, according to the Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce."Having 180 people come here, many for the first time, means they will be spending on lodging, meals, gas and gifts," Louise West, the chamber's executive director, said. "We hope they'll enjoy their time here enough that they'll return again with their families."Here is how conservancy members will be fanning out today via several field trips:- Canoeing the Lower Machias River with Dwayne Shaw, executive director of the Downeast Rivers Land Trust, starting from Columbia Falls.- Touring Cobscook Bay by boat with Capt. Andrew Patterson, starting from the Lubec dock.- Touring the Great Wass Island archipelago by boat with John Norton, starting from the Jonesport public boat landing.- Hiking Tunk Mountain with Josh Royte, conservation planner for the Conservancy's Maine chapter, starting from Cherryfield.- Hiking the Great Wass Island Preserve with Nancy Sferra, the chapter's science and stewardship director, starting from Beals.- Hiking the Bold Coast Trail with Lynn Bradbury, trail steward for Cobscook Bay Trails, starting from Cutler.- Hiking the Quoddy Head Coast Trail with Steve Spencer, outdoor recreation specialist for the state Department of Conservation, starting from Lubec.- Touring the Burnham Tavern Museum and visiting area artisans with Louise West of the Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, starting from Machias.

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Re: Invasion Downeast? - Machias to host nature coalition

Bottom line...

quote: The organization's choice of Machias for its annual meeting is likely to make for a $40,000 local spending windfall, according to the Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce."Having 180 people come here, many for the first time, means they will be spending on lodging, meals, gas and gifts,"

They may be green, but so is their money. :D

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