33 Invasive Plants Prohibited from Sale in Maine as of January 1, 2018
What you need to Know.
A list of plants that it is illegal to import, sell, export, buy or intentionally propagate as January 1, 2018 can be found on the following web site. The ban includes the listed species and all cultivars, varieties and hybrids.
Look under “Invasive Plants” when the page comes up. Botanical as well as common names are listed.
Local nurseries are aware of the ban and will not sell you these but you may already have them in your yard and might consider replacing them with a non-invasive.
They may also be available from out of state nurseries so recheck the list before ordering from them.
At the bottom of the list of invasive plants are several links to plants that are alternates to invasive plants.
When attending a plant sale in the community, be aware of the list and also make the seller aware of this ban.
Environmental Resource Committee of New Gloucester
Recently the New Gloucester Fire Rescue visited with area MSAD 15 elementary schools, educating them about fire safety & ways for them to protect themselves in the event of a fire. This community outreach program takes place every year during or near National Fire safety week. Please visit the MSAD 15 website for pictures!
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Anne Gass of Gray discussed her book, “Voting Down the Rose,” as the guest speaker at the New Gloucester Historical Society’s meeting on Oct. 19. The book is about her great-grandmother, Florence Brooks Whitehouse, who helped win women’s voting rights in the U.S. about a century ago.
NEW GLOUCESTER FIRE RESCUE invite everyone for our annual HUNTER’S Breakfast! Saturday, October 28th
All you can eat delicious hot cooked breakfast, beginning at 5 am for all you hungry hunters!
If you are not a hunter no problem! Please bring your family, neighbors & friends to our once a year home cooked breakfast!
Menu: Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Bisquits & Beans, OJ, Milk, Coffee, Water.
(Get there early & we’ll have a few special items on the menu, served until they’re gone! Mmmmm…cinnamon rolls!)
$7.00 ages 5 & up
Free ages under 4
Great price for all you can eat!!
Your support for this annual fundraiser will help us purchase life saving equipment!
GNG Students help at the New Gloucester Fair Grounds
On Saturday October 14th, students from the GNG High School Community Service Club worked with members of the New Gloucester Environmental Resources Committee for several hours clearing brush and invasive plants in an area near the playground and shelter. They also helped plant forsythia in another area. They were hard workers and most enjoyable with which to work. The committee thanks them very much.
Below is a list of the names of these wonderful workers.
Is radon a problem in the air and/ or water in your home?
After smoking, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
New Gloucester has areas with high radon levels. High concentrations of radon can be removed from your home’s air and water.
To find out more, visit the New Gloucester Library during the month of October where the Environmental Resource Committee has a display about radon.
A local laboratory has provided free water and air testing packets as well as a coupon good for October for a 20% reduction in individual test costs. With the coupon, each test will cost $28.00.
Environmental Resource Committee
Please join us the New Gloucester Fire Rescue for our annual chicken BBQ!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
276 Gloucester Hill Road
Thank you to Thompson’s Orchard for teaming up with us again. We’ll be set up with the hot coals burning as the amazing BBQ aroma wafts through the apple orchard while you, your friends & families are having a fun day of picking apples. Plan on a delicious hot meal with all the fixin’s when you’re done.
Your support will help us buy life saving gear & equipment & we truly appreciate “YOU” our community!
Bring the family , friends it is sure to be a great day!
Serving noon until the chicken is gone, ( hint) it sells fast!
$8.00 ages 12 & up
$4.00 ages 4-11
See you on Sat. Sept 23 @ 12 noon!
Kaidan Marchand, 5, of Gorham, makes a get well card for Ava Winslow, who is battling osteosarcoma, during the Gray-New Gloucester Rallies for Ava fundraiser on Aug. 26. He became acquainted with Ava when they both attended Rise and Shine Childcare and said that she is his best friend.
Digital photo workshop
The Pollinators’ Garden at the Fairgounds is in Full Bloom!!
Check out the garden and see the many types of pollinators’ that are using it.
This is a demonstration garden that was planted by the Environmental Resource Committee of New Gloucester to encourage people to plant appropriate and easily cared for plants in their yard for various types of pollinators to visit.
The mailbox has information on the botanical and common names of the plants used as well as other information about the planting of the garden.