MDIF&W WIldlife Biologist Sandra Ritchie Honored by Legislature, Wildlife Society

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2011 **MDIF&W Wildlife Biologist Sandra Ritchie Honored** AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Legislature and the Maine chapter of The Wildlife Society are honoring Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife senior policy analyst Sandra Ritchie for her outstanding career in wildlife habitat and conservation planning. Ms. Ritchie, of Smithfield, on Tuesday was welcomed in the House of Representatives and the Senate as a Legislative Sentiment was read to show appreciation for her for nearly 30 years of wildlife management efforts, including playing a major role in the development of Maine’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy

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Maine Wildlife Park Presents Bear Bonanza on Saturday, May 7

“A great place to see that moose”** ####MAINE WILDLIFE PARK [www.mainewildlifepark.com]( http://www.mainewildlifepark.com ) **2011 SUMMER WILDLIFE DAYS** *Sponsored by the Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park [www.wildlifeparkfriends.org]( http://www.wildlifeparkfriends.org ) www.wildlifeparkfriends.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa.Kane@maine.gov or at (207) 557-0118 The kickoff day for the Maine Wildlife Park’s weekend summer event schedule is Saturday, May 7 with a Bear Bonanza happening from 11 a.m.

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Maine Wildlife Park in Gray Opens This Friday, April 15

###MAINE WILDLIFE PARK [www.mainewildlifepark.com]( http://www.mainewildlifepark.com ) ####2011 SUMMER WILDLIFE DAYS Sponsored by the Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park [www.wildlifeparkfriends.org]( http://www.wildlifeparkfriends.org ) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 12, 2011 Contact: Lisa.Kane@maine.gov or (207) 287-3303 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) The Maine Wildlife Park on Route 26 in Gray will open for the 2011 season on **Friday, April 15** this year.

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Maine Wildlife Park in Gray Opens Thursday, April 15

The Maine Wildlife Park on Route 26 in Gray will be opening for the 2010 season on **Thursday, April 15** this year. With over 104,000 visitors during 2009, we are looking forward to welcoming both returning and new folks this year.

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