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Meet the Climate Riders on Mt. A

Greetings Everyone,

Our August meeting will be held a week earlier than normal, so that we can host a pot-luck for the Climate Riders this coming Tuesday, August 7th in the lodge at 6pm at the top of Mt. Agamenticus.

The Climate Riders are group of young women who have been biking all over the state this Summer trying to raise awareness of Climate Change and encouraging citizens to take action. They will also be riding their bikes up Mt. Agamenticus on the way to the pot-luck, so anyone who is feeling brave is welcome to join them in the ascent.

For everyone else, please bring a dish to share and a serving utensil. Also we’d like to keep trash to a minimum, so bring any reusable dishes, silver-ware, etc.

I’m personally excited to hear what the riders have found in their travels across the state, and to see if we can adopt any of their ideas/suggestions.

Futhermore, I’ve asked Paul McGowan to join us. Paul is running for the Maine State House from District 149 (Cape Neddick, York west of Rt. 1, and parts of Kittery) and will talk a bit about his ideas for promoting renewable energy, improving energy efficiency standards, and protecting the Environment.

Lastly, the plan to put solar panels on a school in York is continuing and I will give everyone a heads up on all the exciting developments.

That’s all for now. Hope to see everyone at the top of Mt. Agamenticus next Tuesday at 6pm!


PS: A number of folks have expressed their disappointment with the tree clearing at the top of the mountain, even though it has opened up a stunning 360 degree panorama. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should check it out – it really is something amazing. Also, the Mt. Agamenticus Conservation Region has been using volunteers to collect community feedback about the mountain, and it’s future stewardship. If you haven’t already answered a questionnaire, try writing to request one.

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