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June 2017

Wednesday Walkers Hike

June 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thorndike Brook Trail, Hope St
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
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Join fellow hikers every Wednesday, May until mid-November, and discover a new trail each week! The group is led by someone from each of 14 participating land trusts and organizations throughout the Midcoast area, from Brunswick to Camden. Hike name: Thorndike Brook Trail on Ragged Mountain Hike leader: John Anders, GRLT Trails Manager Length in miles: about 2 miles Difficulty: Easy start and then moderate climb Start time: 9 am Meeting place: Trailhead parking lot on Hope Street in West…

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July 2017

Medicinal Plant and Lyme Prevention Walk

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Appleton Preserve, St. George River @ Route 105
Appleton, ME United States
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Join Georges River Land Trust for a medicinal plant walk in the Appleton Preserve identifying and discussing the many native and invasive plants. The walk will help people improve their confidence in identifying plants and how some common invasive plants have medicinal properties. With an increase in Lyme disease awareness and fear of ticks, we will also discuss ways to dress tick bites in the field with common medicinal plants as well as other ways to improve immune resilience. Our trip…

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$25

Gardens in the Watershed Tour

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Unnamed Venue, ME United States + Google Map

Join us for our 26th annual Gardens in the Watershed Tour on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The self-guided tour will feature five spectacular gardens in Union, Appleton and Hope. Detailed information about the tour is on our Gardens in the Watershed Tour page. This event is part of a slate of events scheduled this year to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Georges River Land Trust. TICKETS FOR THE TOUR, LUNCH AND RAFFLE ITEMS are…

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$50

Garden Tour Reception at Randall’s Hill Farm

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Randall’s Hill Farm, Montville, ME 04941 United States + Google Map

George and Karin Look invite you to their Randall’s Hill Farm for post-Garden Tour food and drink and a wonderful view of the northern reaches of the Georges River watershed. Guests will gather in the Look's restored 1814 barn for drinks and finger-food. Wander, if you wish, to their pond and through the youthful gardens, or just sit and relax in the timber-frame Folly or under a tree. Former private chef, Rene Veilleux, will prepare the food as he did…

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No Bees, No Berries

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The public is invited to take a walk through a productive blueberry barren on the edge of Sennebec Pond to explore the link between pollinators and Maine blueberry production. Francis Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology and Insect Pest Management and Blueberry Extension Pollination Specialist, will join Georges River Land Trust on Friday, July 21st at 4 p.m. in Appleton to discuss wild blueberry production and the its link with pollination. Dr. Drummond’s research topics have included wild blueberry production, blueberry…

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August 2017

Wednesday Walkers Hike

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Canal Path, Ghent Road
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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Join fellow hikers every Wednesday, May until mid-November, and discover a new trail each week! The group is led by someone from each of 14 participating land trusts and organizations throughout the Midcoast area, from Brunswick to Camden. Hike name: Canal Path Hike leader: John Anders, GRLT Trails Manager Length in miles: About 3 miles Difficulty: Level and easy walk along the river Start time: 9 am Meeting place: The north trailhead is located on the Georges River in Searsmont.…

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Wet Paint on the ‘Weskeag!

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm Street
South Thomaston, ME 04858 United States
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Plein Air Paint Auction Mark your calendars! Georges River Land Trust and The Kelpie Gallery of South Thomaston welcomes you to join us for the fourth annual Wet Paint on the 'Weskeag! event on Sunday, August 13, with proceeds to benefit the Land Trust's conservation programs. What is Wet Paint on the 'Weskeag? More than 35 participating artists will create a work of art en plein air along the ‘Weskeag River. An auction preview and cocktail reception will begin at 4:00…

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Celebrating 30 Years of Conservation!

August 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, 84 Knox St.
Thomaston, ME 04861 United States
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Get out your boat togs and dancing shoes because it's time to celebrate our 30th Anniversary! Join us at the Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding boatyard in Thomaston for an afternoon gathering of friends, food, music, dancing, and a silent auction. Let's have some fun! Here's what we have planned: Cruising on the Laura B down the Georges River to see recently conserved lands and learn about local wildlife - limited spots available - $40 per person Bring your summer season delicacy for…

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September 2017
Free

Langlais Sculpture Preserve Public Opening – Save the Date

September 16
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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Save the date to join the Georges River Land Trust for the public opening celebration at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve. This event is part of a slate of events scheduled this year to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Georges River Land Trust. More details will be available soon.

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