Maine Warden Service, Maine Marine Patrol Join Gov. LePage in Urging Water Safety

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE ####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES *MEDIA: Contact DIF&W Director of Information and Education Edie Smith at (207) 592-1164 Or Maine Marine Patrol Pilot Steve Ingram at (207) 624-6560* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2011 **Life Jackets, Preparation Essential When Sea Kayaking, Boating** AUGUSTA, Maine — With five fatalities recently on Maine’s coastal and inland waters, the Maine Marine Patrol and Maine Warden Service are working with Gov. Paul LePage to remind boaters and anglers of the inherent dangers that can occur when unprepared to respond to changing conditions or accidents. Two people have died in sea kayaking incidents in the Bar Harbor and Lamoine areas this year, and three people have died while fishing from a boat or on a sandbar and while recreational boating.

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Maine Warden Service, Maine Marine Patrol Join Gov. LePage in Urging Water Safety

Maine and Memorial Day…some thoughts

“The 20th Maine Reg’t, Colonel Joshua L. Chamberlain, captured and held this position on the evening of July 20, 1863.

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Drivers Urged to Heed New Roadside Warning Signs and Watch Out for Deer

**MAINE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION** **MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE** [www.maine.gov/mdot]( http://www.maine.gov/mdot/ ) www.maine.gov/mdot [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) *MEDIA: For more information, call MDOT Spokesman Mark Latti at (207) 624-3030 or MDIF&W Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164* AUGUSTA, Maine – The arrival of spring means deer are on the move along roadways. MaineDOT and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife are urging drivers to heed posted warning signs and slow down, particularly in areas where historically a high number of deer-vehicle collisions have occurred. As snow slowly disappears this spring, areas along the sides of roads are generally one of the first areas to green up with vegetation.

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Drivers Urged to Heed New Roadside Warning Signs and Watch Out for Deer

The Fly Rod Crosby Trail hits youtube!

AVON – The Fly Rod Crosby Trail, a new proposed trail stretching 35 miles from Strong to Oquossoc and based on the life and times of Maine’s first registered guide, has a new video created by local volunteers on the internet site Youtube. “We created the video as part of our application for funding from

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