In the Sports & Outdoors section of The Weekly Sentenel
October 22, 2021
October 20 will mark the one year anniversary of the launch of Bird Walk Wednesdays, a series of monthly guided bird walks hosted by York Land Trust and White Pine Programs at the Highland Farm Preserve. In the year it has run, the popular program has welcomed dozens of community members who have collectively spotted nearly 100 different species of birds, including a variety of woodpeckers, warblers, thrushes, egrets, owls and more.
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One of the things I love about winter is it gives me a chance to see just who is actually living in my backyard, and while I have never seen an actual weasel I see their tracks almost everywhere there is snow.
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The funds activated on Tuesday, Dec. 3, known as “Giving Tuesday,” and will be used as matching dollars to any donations made between Dec. 3-31, up to $25,000. The organization is looking to raise $60,000.
“We are truly grateful to this individual donor,” said Executive Director Heather Campbell. “We are hoping the challenge match will encourage community members who believe in our mission of providing transformational nature experiences that forge personal resilience and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment, to support us financially. The money we raise goes directly towards delivering programs and providing scholarships for our community.”
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YORK — Last April, Heather Campbell, then a White Pine Programs board member, spent a rainy, cold weekend with WPP staff at a New England bird language conference. Three or four times a day, they each sat outside, rain falling on them, silently communing with nature and listening for birdsong.
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Dear Friends of White Pine,
For the past six months, our Executive Search Committee has worked tirelessly to find the next leader for White Pine Programs. Today and on behalf of the Board of Directors, I am excited to announce our new Executive Director, Heather Campbell.
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York – It’s all in an afternoon for the youngsters in the White Pine Programs’ Wild Child after-school program in the woods behind Coastal Ridge Elementary School. “It’s so critically important for them to be outside,” said Assistant Program Manager Amy Beal as she gathered the children together for the game. “They are getting grounded. Nature provides that in a way that nothing else does.”
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YORK — Maine Coast is proud to be entering the second year of a long-term lead sponsorship of the White Pine Programs. Maine Coast has focused its support on scholarships for after-school programs intended to increase the opportunity for local children to experience and develop a love of the outdoors.
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New England Bird Language
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