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Team2hunt
08-14-2010, 01:21 PM
There is an Earth Trek event in Maine next Saturday.

Check it out: http://www.goearthtrek.com/Gravestones/GravestonesEvents.html

hollora
08-14-2010, 01:48 PM
There is an Earth Trek event in Maine next Saturday.

Check it out: http://www.goearthtrek.com/Gravestones/GravestonesEvents.html

Thanks for sharing Team2Hunt - nice alternative for folks not going to the Tread Lightly Event.:)

pm28570
08-14-2010, 08:08 PM
There is an Earth Trek event in Maine next Saturday.

Check it out: http://www.goearthtrek.com/Gravestones/GravestonesEvents.html

Looks interesting, but like the TL event, can't make it. As time and caching go on, the older cemetaries have become my favorite locations by far. This would be a perfect opportunity to learn more. Thanks, Gary.

Team2hunt
08-20-2010, 06:31 PM
that this event is tomorrow in Casco. A chance to be outside and make a difference with our GPSr's. I have been a member since it first started, and the current projects can be done around the New England area.

vicbiker
08-20-2010, 07:04 PM
I'll be in the area Sat., but my schedule is full already...sounds like a fun day.

Team2hunt
08-21-2010, 02:02 PM
About 15 people showed up for the event, and even a couple of geocachers from Newburyport, Mass. The master of ceremonies was Gary Libby ( aka geoaware ) and we had a great time learning how to and why we were going to measure marble headstones. It's all for research, to help determine the rates of destruction from acid rain, and this is being done globally. I was proud to represent our community at this the first ever Earth Trek event, since it was in Maine and only a house away from where I grew up. Glad to be doing something today that would help us all out. I got no smiley from attending, but left with a greater worth than another find. Watch for an Earth Trek event coming to Maine in early November. :D

pm28570
08-21-2010, 08:32 PM
About 15 people showed up for the event, and even a couple of geocachers from Newburyport, Mass. The master of ceremonies was Gary Libby ( aka geoaware ) and we had a great time learning how to and why we were going to measure marble headstones. It's all for research, to help determine the rates of destruction from acid rain, and this is being done globally. I was proud to represent our community at this the first ever Earth Trek event, since it was in Maine and only a house away from where I grew up. Glad to be doing something today that would help us all out. I got no smiley from attending, but left with a greater worth than another find. Watch for an Earth Trek event coming to Maine in early November. :D

Hope to catch up to you at Eustis to hear more.

brdad
08-21-2010, 08:38 PM
Glad you were there to represent the community, anything you learned that you can share would be great, and keep us informed of upcoming events!

dubord207
08-21-2010, 08:46 PM
I was out every night this past week, Thursday was a talk to locals in the Casco area about private road/camp road law. I didn't have any caches loaded as I didn't leave the area until after 10. Did I miss something? I almost dusted a skunk on the Tripp Lake road!:)




that this event is tomorrow in Casco. A chance to be outside and make a difference with our GPSr's. I have been a member since it first started, and the current projects can be done around the New England area.

hollora
08-22-2010, 07:24 PM
Team2Hunt - can't wait to learn more - and it isn't always all about the smilie. I live in a Town founded when Maine was Massachusetts so can't wait to learn more. See you in Eustis!

Ekidokai
08-23-2010, 12:24 AM
Just heard about this and it is terrible.

What a coincidence.

Lewiston - Police are investigating vandalism at the Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston.

About 150 gravestones at the 40-acre cemetery have been toppled.

Some of the stones were 200 years old and weighed 1,000 pounds or more.

Groundskeeper Kevin Ouellette estimates the damage at $30,000 to $40,000.

JustKev
08-23-2010, 07:08 AM
Lewiston - Police are investigating vandalism at the Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston.

About 150 gravestones at the 40-acre cemetery have been toppled.

Some of the stones were 200 years old and weighed 1,000 pounds or more.

Groundskeeper Kevin Ouellette estimates the damage at $30,000 to $40,000.

The people that do this disgust me.:mad:

pjpreb
08-23-2010, 09:27 PM
a bunch of volunteers turned out today to repair the damage. Good will always triumph over evil

Ekidokai
08-24-2010, 03:24 PM
Very nice.

hollora
08-24-2010, 06:19 PM
Nice spot on Channel 5 news tonight! Praise those who stepped forward to help! And happy the police were able to put a case together.

Ekidokai
08-25-2010, 11:58 AM
Missed all that but good going police.