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June 2017

For the Birds! Grassland Habitat

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Finnish Congregational Church, 172 St. George Rd
South Thomaston, ME 04858 United States
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The threatened bobolink.

Come take a walk through a thriving bobolink habitat that was conserved last year with the help of our members! Loss of grassland habitat is a major factor in the steep population decline of grassland birds such as bobolinks, eastern meadowlarks, and savannah sparrows. Additionally, common field mowing practices often result in total nest failure of these birds. Consequently, the "State of the Birds Report," released by the US Secretary of the Interior, placed bobolinks on the 2014 watchlist of…

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Georges Highland Path Virtual Tour

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Georges River Land Trust invites the public to learn about the Georges Highland Path and the many benefits this trail system provides to surrounding communities, from supporting conservation values to enhancing overall quality of place for local communities within the 225 square mile Georges River watershed. Our new Trails Manager, John Anders, will take you on a guided virtual tour of the Georges Highland Path at 6:00 pm at the Rockland Public Library. The trail system includes 50 miles…

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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
$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 Alford Lake. 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…

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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, 899 Woodmans Mill Road
Montville, ME 04941 United States
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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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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? Participating artists will create a work of art en plein air along the ‘Weskeag River, and bring their piece to The Kelpie Gallery where we will all enjoy a…

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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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