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The MLRC runs a full schedule of popular cultural and entertainment events which draw residents to the Resource Center where they are exposed to the programs of our conservation partners. From music festivals by the stream to natural history programs complete with live birds of prey, the MLRC offers a wide variety of programing for the visiting public. From June to September, the MLRC hosts the Belgrade Lakes Market on its grounds every Sunday, from 8 to 1 o’clock. Listed below are some of our upcoming events for this year:



August 1st – 7:00: Summer World: an Evening with Bernd Heinrich – Naturalist and Author. We are delighted to announce that the acclaimed naturalist and author, Bernd Heinrich, will joining us for an evening to talk about his life observing the natural world: from ravens to owls to bees and much more! Bernd, who has authored more than 20 books, will sign books following his lecture. Sponsored by the Belgrade Lakes Association.

August 3rd – 7:00: Pacific Crest Trail: A City Girl Walks from Mexico to Canada. Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker turned author, Anne O’Regan, will tell the tale of her journey from the Mexican border all the way north to Canada – all 2,650 miles. Anne will have copies of her book, Tamed, for sale and signing after the lecture.

August 8th – 3:00: Owls of Maine. Back by popular demand, Chewonki will return to present Owls of Maine. Attendees will get to meet a number of live, non-releasable owls native to our state. This event is very popular and we recommend that families come early to secure a seat! Sponsored by the Belgrade Lakes Association.

August 10th – 10:00(AM): Camp Road Maintenance Workshop. This workshop will discuss road design, installation, and how maintenance of your camp road will save you money and protect water quality. The workshop will also cover legal issues related to forming and operating a road association, including new changes in Maine law. Contractors, Road Commissioners, Select Boards, Public Works Supervisors, CEOs and others involved in road maintenance also welcome. DEP Certified Contractors will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit.

Cost of Workshop: $15 Pre-Registration; $25 day of event. $5 discount for additional members of the same road association, lake association, business, or town.

To register: Contact: Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance: 207-495-6039

August 17th – 7:00: “Ice Harvesting on the Lakes… and other stories”. Rob Johnson, BHS member, presents a history of the ice harvesting industry in the Belgrade Lakes watershed. Sponsored by the Belgrade Historical Society.

August 30th – 6:30: Invasive Forest Pests Workshop.  Dale Finseth and Art Grindle of the Kennebec Soil and Water Conservation District will present a workshop that will help landowners and users, landscape and forest professionals, and all residents of the state identify current and potential invasive forest pests, understand the threats to our forests and woodlands posed by these pests, and learn how to report suspected pest sightings or damage to trees that may be a result of pest infestations.

August 31st – 7:00: Lost on a Mountain in Maine: Remembering Donn Fendler. Join us as we host a presentation from Ryan Cook, producer and director up the upcoming Lost On A Mountain In Maine film project. Known as one of Maine’s most iconic true stories, Lost on A Mountain In Maine tells the story of 12-year-old Donn Fendler, who survived nine days in the Maine woods after becoming lost atop Mount Katahdin during the summer of 1939. Donn’s twin brother, Ryan Fendler, will join the presentation to provide insight into those nine days, as well as reflect on the legacy his brother left behind.

Ryan will be presenting a documentary clip of Donn recounting the adventure in his own words, along with a memorial video honoring the years of service Donn gave to his country and to the state of Maine. Ryan will also discuss the long journey in bringing Donn’s story to the big screen and the importance of the project’s completion now more than ever.


September 26th – 9:00 (AM): ArcGIS Online Workshop (Part I). Shane Bradt of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will presents a workshop at the MLRC introducing the participants to ArcGIS Online and provides an opportunity to gain hands-on experience mapping with this powerful software. This first day will consist of two sessions: Getting to Know ArcGIS Online and Telling Your Story with Maps. Click the links to register or for more information.

September 28th – 9:00 (AM): ArcGIS Online Workshop (Part II). This is the second day of ArcGIS Online training with Shane Bradt at the MLRC. The second day of the workshop will consist of two more sessions: Mobile-mapping Made Easy and Mobile-mapping for GIS Data Collection. Click the links to register or for more information.

Our programming is free of charge unless specified otherwise. Donations to promote the continuation of our programs are always accepted and appreciated.