FOR ISLAND RESIDENTS

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About 900 of us do live here in the winter!

ENVIRONMENTAL LINKS FOR ISLAND RESIDENTS:

Well Testing – Important!:

Soil testing: We have a lot of lead in soils out here. Be sure to test before you garden! http://anlab.umesci.maine.edu

Ticks: www.maine.gov/lyme

Brown Tail Moths: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/forest_health/insects/browntail_moth.htm

Winter Moths:  http://1.usa.gov/1lBj6Mh

Poison Ivy:  http://1.usa.gov/1IK6IDT

Invasive Plants: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mnap/features/invasive_plants/invasives.htm

Bayscaping: Take care of your yard with Casco Bay in mind! http://bit.ly/1PFjfdV

Make your home more energy efficient with Efficiency Maine incentives and a low interest loan paid for by harvested savings:  http://www.efficiencymaine.com/at-home/home-energy-savings-program/

Questions about Efficiency Maine programs?  866-3762463

Compare heating cost of different fuels with this calculator:  http://bit.ly/1ASho9B

Cut your heating costs with new heat pump technology:  http://www.efficiencymaine.com/heat-pumps/

Consider solar.  For some basics, visit:

Here are four Efficiency Maine registered vendors PEAT has worked with here on the Island.  All of them install heat pumps and at least one kind of solar:

  • Peaks Island Fuel
  • Goggin Energy
  • Revision Energy
  • Maine Solar Solutions

There are many more vendors listed here:  http://www.efficiencymaine.com/at-home/vendor-locator/

Environmental Volunteer Opportunities: 

* PEAT Board Members:

  • Steve and Vinnie Demos
  • Paul Fox
  • Mary Anne Mitchell
  • Martha Morris-Gibson
  • Sam Saltonstall
  • Timmi Sellers

Dogs:

Wildlife:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:  http://www2.epa.gov/recycle

Island Trees:  Please think twice before you take trees down.  Why?  Visit this site:  http://bit.ly/1GpeIVQ

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Brackett Memorial UMC’s handsome tree

a lighter footprint on the Island environment