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UMA Bangor is participating in the State of Maine’s Storm Water Program. The campus is part of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) for Bangor and surrounding communities as designated by the Environmental Protection Agency. A map of the area is found below. An “MS4” is not just a system of underground pipes under the jurisdiction of a local municipality. It also includes roads with drainage systems, gutters, and ditches located on university campuses, hospitals, and military bases.

Polluted storm water runoff is often transported to municipal separate storm sewer systems and ultimately discharged into local rivers and streams without treatment. EPA’s Storm Water Phase II Rule establishes an MS4 storm water management program that is intended to improve the Nation’s waterways by reducing the quantity of pollutants that storm water picks up and carries into storm sewer systems. Common pollutants include oil and grease from roadways, pesticides from lawns, sediment from construction sites, and carelessly discarded trash such as cigarette butts, paper wrappers and plastic bottles. When deposited into nearby waterways through MS4 discharges, these pollutants can impair waterways, thereby discouraging recreational use of the resource, contaminating drinking water supplies, and interfering with the habitat for fish, other aquatic organisms, and wildlife.

This program is a five-year commitment and other activities will be undertaken on campus throughout the program. What can YOU do:

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WWC has locations statewide, including centers on the UMA Augusta and Bangor Campuses


We offer training programs to help you:

  • Plan Your Career:
    Through small group workshops and individual advising, we can help you make the most of your education and identify a career path that will support you and your family.
  • Start a Business:
    Our small business training can help you develop practical tools for starting and growing your small business.
  • Manage Your Money and Build Your Assets:
    In our workshops on money management, you can learn to create a budget, use credit wisely, explore options to pay for education, and start a savings plan.
  • Become a Leader in Your Community:
    Our leadership training can help you develop skills to serve your community, be an advocate for causes that are important to you, and become a leader in Maine businesses and nonprofits.


Our services are free and open to women and men – students and community members.


For more information please contact:



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Jean Dempster

Gannett Building Augusta



Jane Searles

UMA Bangor Bangor Hall



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University of Maine at Augusta Teaches Beyond the Basics in Acadia National Park

The University of Maine at Augusta, host to a national program, Partners in the Parks, in cooperation with the National Collegiate Honors Council, and supported by a generous donation from L.L. Bean, involves honors students and faculty from all over the country, and the world - as far away as Viet Nam and Azarbaijan.

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Honors students and faculty have gathered in Acadia for interdisciplinary instruction on a variety of topics including Environmental Philosophy, Sustainable Architecture, Fire Ecology, Maine Literature, Photography, Archeology, Biology, and Astronomy. Instructors have included professors from University of Maine at Augusta, University of Maine, the Island Astronomy Institute, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service in a collaborative educational experience which involves hiking, boating, camping, and civic engagement.

The outcome of this important project has many facets. In addition to experiential learning, a partnership with the National Parks Service has been established with top university students learning in an unusual academic environment. Instruction takes on many forms when combining leadership and team building with camping, cooking and menu management, as well as topical discussions on a variety of subjects.  Utilizing the opportunities the National Park Servicehas to offer gives students a broader understanding of their environment and the preservation of the valuable resources available to them. For more information go to

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Partners in the Parks, the only nationwide project featuring a partnership with higher education that has been accepted by the National Park Service for the 2008 Centennial Challenge, was recognized by Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and National Parks Director Mary Bomar as an opportunity to protect the parks and to cultivate a new generation of visitors.

The University of Maine at Augusta is proud to be a part of this project with plans to continue partnerships that embrace higher education at its best - collaborating with the myriad of valuable resources available in this state, involving top instructors, and motivating students by addressing their varied learning styles and introducing them to their full potential for optimal citizenship.