• plastic bag ban Dec 24, 2020

    Maine Delays Plastic Bag Ban for Months Due to Pandemic

    Maine is delaying by several months a statewide ban on single-use plastic carry-out bags that was scheduled to take effect in January. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection said it’s delaying enforcement of the laws that ban the bags until July 1, 2021 — the measure was due to kick in on Jan. 15, 2021. The department said in a…

  • Maine Jul 19, 2020

    Another Invasive Plant Found in Central Maine Lake

    The Maine Department of Environmental Protection says a third species of invasive plant has been discovered in a large lake in central Maine. The department says the plant is variable-leaved water-milfoil, and it was found recently in Cobbosseecontee Lake. Plant surveyors with Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed found the plant in Jug Stream, just downstream from the Annabessacook Lake dam….

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