St. Clair, whose family donated more than 87,000 acres of northern Maine land that was designated a national monument a year ago, said he and others reached out to the International Dark-Sky Association, which works toward protecting places where traditional dark skies still exist. The group also certifies (after a two-year process) sites that qualify as officially dark.
Drop a note to the International Dark-Sky Association:
LD 11 - Resolve to Encourage the Preservation of Dark Skies (FINAL dark skies report)
We used to have a Dark Sky at our camp, 3 miles removed from the nearest electric pole, where we used to be able to marvel at the incredible number of stars visible. The nearest street light was 6 miles away (only one) and all our camps only had kerosine lamps and candles. Then the wind turbines came across the lake, 500 foot poles with constantly flashing red lights and strobes on the MET tower. They run from sundown to sunup so no more Dark Sky. If they had their way, they would line the AAppalachian Triail with turbines. Keep up the fight againt big wind.
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