News this week is about invasive plants, lobster prices, eelgrass, climate change, bees, Peter Lowell (Lakes Environmental Association), clammers, river herring, Maine’s Wildlife Action Plan, and the Presumpscot River Paddle Map. Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

July 5

Maine using website to gather data on invasive plants (Portland Press Herald)

In From the Outdoors: Q&A with Peter Lowell, lakes’ steward (Portland Press Herald)

Lobstermen play waiting game while early prices spike (Portland Press Herald)

July 7

Coming Soon: Presumpscot River Paddle Map from Casco Bay Estuary Partnership! (Friends of the Presumpscot River)

July 8

Missing link: Scientists hope to restore Brunswick eelgrass meadows (The Forecaster)

July 9

Buzz Kill For Bumblebees: Climate Change Is Shrinking Their Range (MPBN)

July 12

Recreational clammers have reason to smile (Portland Press Herald)

Huge herring haul worries rival fishermen, environmentalists (Associated Press)

July 14

Maine’s wildlife department opens public comment on conservation plan (Portland Press Herald)