Reminder: SMALL HARBOR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCESS OPEN
This is a reminder that the MaineDOT Small Harbor Improvement Program is now accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for communities interested in SHIP funding to assist with local facilities for upcoming budget(s). The program requires a minimum 50% match.
Public Forum in Lewiston Tonight at 7, on LURC and a national forest in Northern Maine.
GrowSmart Maine is actively engaged in conversations about the future of LURC; working with others who have recommended changes to how the Land Use Regulation Commission functions, but stressing the importatnce of keeping one agency and one process across Maine’s unorganized territories.
GrowSmart Maine has not weighed in on the concept of a national park in Northern Maine.
Maine has two ongoing Sustainable Communities Programs, one in Northern and Downeast Maine and one in Greater Portland. Please reach out to our Senators to ensure these regional planning initiavies can continue!
Please contact Senators Collins and Snowe
Email title: Take action: Partnership for Sustainable Communities in Real Danger
Through a twist of fate, I made an unanticipated trip to France in July, and spent nearly two weeks in a medieval city of 11,000 located in the Midi-Pyrenees region, just a few hours drive north of Spain.
I spent a sunny Sunday afternoon in Stonington, enjoying Fishermen's Day – a celebration of fishermen hosted by the Island Fishermen's Wives Association. It was a great chance to meet folks in the community who are supporting the fisheries and the broader community. I spoke with about twenty people about their community, and about GSM's work. I explained that I am traveling Downeast for a few days to get a sense of what's working and what's not for their economy, environment, and communities.