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Urban Runoff 5K & Festival @ Deering High School
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am
Urban Runoff 5K & Festival @ Deering High School | Portland | Maine | United States

Our community – health, economy, way of life – depends on clean water. Polluted runoff threatens the health of Maine’s lakes, streams, rivers and bays. Runoff happens after any rain storm, and in Maine we see a lot of runoff in the springtime when the snow melts.
Since 2012, we’ve brought a different kind of Urban Runoff to Southern Maine! Runners and walkers will hit the streets and trails in Portland for the annual Urban Runoff 5K race and walk to raise awareness of water pollution and raise money to support clean water education in greater Portland and Saco areas.
The date of the Urban Runoff was chosen to coincide with Earth Day and spring’s “first flush” when rain and melted snow wash pollution into our waterways.
The race is followed by the City of Portland’s Green Neighbor Family Fest, where families and community members enjoy hands-on activities about water, live entertainment, and have an all-around good time!
Join us – help preserve our communities, health, and Maine way of life by keeping our water clean!


Guided Bog Walk @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Guided Bog Walk @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Hildy Ellis, Coordinator at Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, will lead visitors on a walk along the margins of the bog at Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center on May 9th from 10 am to 12 pm. A 220-foot boardwalk extends into the heart of the wetland, making it possible for visitors to interact with a fascinating, but incredibly delicate ecosystem, and to witness the spring explosion of plant life there.

Meet at HVNC gate and be guided to our kettlehole bog to explore the explosion of plant life as spring arrives. Easy walk – 10 minutes each way.

Dress appropriately, there could be bugs, binocs are a plus.
$5 Donation
No dogs please
Register here