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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine environmentalists will gather at a Portland hiking trail to rally about the impact of climate change on the state's recreational opportunities.

The Natural Resources Council of Maine is hosting the event Tuesday at Baxter Woods Trail. The council is assembling people from the medical, conservation and outdoor recreation communities to release a National Wildlife Federation report called "Ticked Off." The report is about the impact of climate change on populations of pests like ticks and mosquitoes and the spread of plants such as poison ivy.

Maine Center for Disease Control Director Dr. Sheila Pinette will speak at the event about trends in tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease.

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