Don’t miss this conservation celebration

The Evening for the Environment, hosted by the Maine Conservation Voters, is always a great event. It is a celebration of our conservation victories for the year.

It’s always fun to get together with others who share your interests and concerns. A few years ago, I received a very special award at this event, which always draws a big crowd.

This year the event will be held on Tuesday, October 22, from 5:30 to 9 PM at the University of New England’s Innovation Hall in Portland.

And they have a very interesting speaker, Richard Louv, a journalist and author of the national best seller, Last Child in the Woods. And I can tell you, that is a great book.

You can purchase tickets at, or give them a call at their Augusta office, 620-8811.

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.