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October 2018

Oyster River Multiuse Trail Grand Opening

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oyster River Bog Multiuse Trail Thomaston, ME United States

Georges River Land Trust announces the grand opening of the Oyster River Multiuse Trail in the Thomaston Town Forest on Saturday, October 13 from 10 am to 1 pm at the trailhead at the end of Booker Street in Thomaston. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Opening day festivities will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, exploration of the new trails on foot or bikes, and free mountain bike demos by Sidecountry Sports. This project, the result of…

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Les Hyde Remembrance

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main Street
Tenants Harbor, ME 04860 United States
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Leslie Hyde inspired us to care for the earth! Please join his family, friends and colleagues for a trail re-dedication, family hike and tree planting on Saturday, October 20th from 10:00 to 11:30 at the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor, to celebrate his ongoing legacy, with the local environmental organizations he cared so much about. The St. George Conservation Commission in collaboration with the St. George School will re-dedicate the School Nature Trail in Les’ honor, and then we’ll…

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November 2018

Forestry Interpretive Trail Grand Opening

November 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Appleton Preserve, St. George River @ Route 105
Appleton, ME United States
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Join the Georges River Land Trust for an easy walk on the new forestry interpretive trail at the 124-acre Appleton Preserve in Appleton. The tour, led by Jim L. Robbins, retired President of Robbins Lumber Company and former Land Trust Board President, will start at 1 pm on Sunday, November 4. The rain date for this event is Sunday, November 11. This event is the third opportunity for the public to experience a guided tour of the demonstration timber harvest…

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December 2018

Volunteer Appreciation Party

December 6, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Steel House, 639 Main Street
Rockland, 04841 United States
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Free

Volunteers, please join us as we celebrate the energy and enthusiasm that you displayed throughout 2018! From assembling mailings to keeping our trails clear, you're the fuel that makes this engine go and we couldn't do nearly as much as we do without your valuable assistance. Take a bow, enjoy the company of your fellow volunteers, and come hear us shout out our appreciation for your hard work this year! Join us for nibbles and sips at the Steel House,…

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February 2019

Guided Full Moon Snowshoe Walk

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bring your snowshoes and join us Sunday, February 17th at 6:00 pm for a 1-mile guided adventure in the moonlight on a private conservation easement on the shore of Mansfield Pond in Hope! Come out for the full moon, listen for owls, and see tracks of other local wildlife in the snow. We'll head out through the woods, cross a moonlit meadow, and if conditions are right, walk out on frozen Mansfield Pond for a view of the Central Highlands…

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Fun Facts for Kids: Animals’ Amazing Adaptations

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Searsmont Town Library, 37 Main Street South
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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Join Georges River Land Trust for a family-friendly event about Animals’ Amazing Adapations. Bring your kids and grandkids and meet at the Searsmont Town Library on Tuesday, February 19, at 10 am, with a snow date of Thursday, February 21. Maine wildlife have an amazing variety of physical characteristics that enable them to survive and do their jobs within their environment. You’ll learn about Maine habitats, why moose and deer grow antlers, why birds have different shaped bills, why turtles…

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March 2019

The Quintessential Guide to Hiking Maine

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Maine Sport Outfitters, 115 Commercial St (Rte 1)
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
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For more than half a century, the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Maine Mountain Guide has been hikers’ and backpackers’ quintessential printed resource for trails in Maine’s spectacular mountains. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, featuring 175 new trails, 50 new mountains, and 13 additional in-text maps, capturing Maine’s booming trail building and expansion during the past five years.

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Waterlovers! Meet the St. George River Canoe Trail

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Maine Sport Outfitters, 115 Commercial St (Rte 1)
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
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The St. George River boasts some amazing boating opportunities including fast rips, large, wide lakes, tranquil pools under nearly closed tree canopies, and six portages. The river is the lifeblood of the watershed that winds its way from its headwaters in Lake St. George and Frye Mountain in Waldo County to its mouth where it flows into Muscongus Bay in Knox County.

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Langlais Art Exhibition

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, 9 Water St.
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Selected works by Bernard Langlais will be exhibited at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 9 Water Street in Rockland from March 30 to April 28, 2019. The exhibit will be open during regular business hours of the Refuge, Monday - Friday 8 AM-4:30 PM. To launch the exhibition, an opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 30 from 2 to 5 pm. The pieces in the show are part of the permanent collection at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve…

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April 2019

The Langlais Art and Conservation Legacy

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, 9 Water St.
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Cynthia Trone, Youth Program Coordinator and Annette Naegel, Director of Conservation, both of Georges River Land Trust, will weave a story of how the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing came to be. The home of Bernard and Helen Langlais, including artist's studios, sculpture collection and 90-acres of preserved land, is a living tribute to their creative and exuberant legacy. It is one of the gems in the Land Trust's portfolio's of conserved properties and offers unique opportunities for all ages…

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May 2019

Early Bird Walk on the Bobolink Trail

May 16 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Join Kirk Gentalen, naturalist and environmental educator, on an early bird walk on the new Bobolink Trail in South Thomaston on Thursday, May 16 at 7 am. This will be an easy walk to look for birds and learn about the ecosystem of hayfields, woods, and wetlands on the Riverview Hayfields Preserve that stretches from the banks of the St. George River to the Weskeag Marsh. Kirk has worked for 25 years as a naturalist via environmental education and ecotourism…

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June 2019

Photographing in Nature

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Appleton Preserve, St. George River @ Route 105
Appleton, ME United States
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Bring your camera, a picnic lunch, and take a walk in our beautiful Appleton Preserve with professional photographer Ben Magro. Park in the lot at the Georges River on Route 105 in Appleton. Whether you are interested in close-ups of forest details or in broader scenic views, Ben will help you learn how to control depth of field and focus on the most interesting aspects of what you are seeing. He can answer questions about your camera, discuss common pitfalls,…

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Dharma Walk: Love Letter to the Earth

June 6 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Ash Point Preserve, 477 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854 United States
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Join Rockland Shambhala and The Dancing Elephant for a Dharma walk on the Ash Point Preserve in Owls Head. Led by Cynthia Trone, this mindfulness walk will awaken our senses and open our hearts. As in the ancient Buddhist tradition, practicing outdoors helps us feel and understand our interdependence with the Earth and all sentient beings. This event is free and open to everyone comfortable with hiking on a moderate wooded path. Please wear walking/hiking shoes. “Each time we practice…

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Loons and Brews!

June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lake St. George Brewing Co., 4 Marshall Shore Rd.
Liberty, ME 04949 United States
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If you've been to one of Maine's many lakes on a spring or summer evening, you've probably heard the mournful call of Maine's iconic Common Loon. Maine Audubon works to conserve loons through their Maine Loon Project, and 2018 marked the 35th year that volunteers have been participating in the annual Maine Loon Count. For three-and-a-half decades, dedicated volunteers have fanned out across the state to contribute to this important data-gathering event. Tracy Hart, the Maine Loon Project coordinator, will…

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July 2019

28th Annual Gardens in the Watershed Tour

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Don't miss our 28th annual Gardens in the Watershed Tour! Five fabulous gardens in the middle watershed towns of Warren, Union, and Appleton are featured - each one a superb example of what's possible in garden design in Maine. Advance tickets now available. $27 General Admission, $25 Georges River Land Trust Members. $30 for all on the day of the event. Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors, particularly our major sponsors, Plants Unlimited and Monhegan Boat Line, and…

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All The Buzz!

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at the seaside home of Barbara and Walter Reitz in South Thomaston (featured on last summer's Gardens in the Watershed Tour) for our annual benefit ALL THE BUZZ! This year’s event will feature live music, signature cocktails, and silent and live auctions of fine art, jewelry, trips and accommodations, and authentic experiences, including guided hikes and island camping. Tickets to the benefit are $100 per person, $75 for Land Trust members, and are available online (below) or by…

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August 2019

Rescheduled! Paddle Long Cove and Tommy’s Island

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ME United States
Free

Join us for a boating adventure on Long Cove in St. George, just north of Tenants Harbor. We will lead canoeists and kayakers on an exploration of secluded Long Cove, a mile-long tidal inlet. The water here is calm and the shoreline is close enough to offer opportunities for diverse wildlife sightings. It is not uncommon to see eagles, eiders, herons, and sometimes otters! We will circle back around Tommy's Island, and enjoy our lunch overlooking this 1-acre GRLT preserve.…

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Wildlife Wonders of the Weskeag

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Weskeag Marsh, 114 Buttermilk Lane
Thomaston, ME United States
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Georges River Land Trust and Friends of the Weskeag will cohost a bird, wildlife, and salt marsh habitat walk in the Weskeag Marsh on Thursday, August 15 at 10 am. Our speaker for the event will be Keel Kemper, Regional Wildlife Biologist with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Kemper works to maintain and improve wildlife habitat conditions, maximize biological diversity and protect unique natural areas. He works on various wildlife issues from Bangor to Belfast, to Augusta, to…

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September 2019

Invaders! Plants, that is…

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ash Point Preserve, 477 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854 United States
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Join Georges River Land Trust and the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District (KLSWCD) for a walk to identify and discuss native and invasive plants at the Ash Point Preserve in Owls Head. The walk will help people improve their confidence in identifying the most common and emerging invasive plants and recommendations on how to remove and dispose of them. Our trip leader will be Rebecca Jacobs, Program Manager with KLSWCD. Rebecca works with landowners to perform field identification and…

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Sweet Cider Pressing Day

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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For the third year, we are hosting Langlais Sweet Cider Day! Charles Waite Maclin, also known as Pastor Chuck, will be bringing his small cider press and the know-how to create some delicious cider with our own organic Langlais apples. Pastor Chuck's dream is to create the best applesauce and apple butter in the world, originated in his own family's kitchen in Cushing. He also works with the Cushing Community School and their Green Team. Bring your kids and your…

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Oyster River Phase 2 Bike Trail Opening

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Georges River Land Trust, in partnership with Sidecountry Sports, the Midcoast Chapter of New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA), and Threshers Brewing Co., will host the grand opening celebration of the Oyster River Multi-Use Trail in Thomaston on Saturday, September 28 from 12 to 4 pm. This is a free event and all ages are welcome to attend. Participants are invited to gather at Threshers Brewing Co. at 1 Starr Street in Thomaston behind the business block, from which guided…

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October 2019

Annual Meeting and Volunteer Celebration

October 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Searsmont Town Office, 37 Main Street South
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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Free

Mark your calendar for our Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation party on Tuesday, October 1, at the Searsmont Community Center. This is a great opportunity to take a drive up Route 131 on the Georges River Scenic Byway through rolling hills and pastoral landscapes. You'll enjoy the amazing fall foliage, sparkling blue waters of the the St. George River and its lakes, and the blooming blankets of red as the blueberry barrens begin to change. We will celebrate and honor…

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Family Fun Walk at Gibson Preserve

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gibson Preserve, 637 Woodmans Mill Rd.
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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Dr. Kathleen Dunckel, professor in landscape ecology and forested ecosystems at Unity College, will lead us on a guided walk through the Gibson Preserve in Searsmont. She will open our eyes to the evolving forest ecosystem, its hidden history, and possible futures. Forested ecosystems occupy a special place in our psyche and in our evolutionary past. They often elicit a sense of awe and peace, linking us with our tree-dwelling ancestors. Forested ecosystems are home to a myriad of species…

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November 2019

Two Trail Openings/Ribbon Cutting

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Georges River Land Trust, in association with Maine Coast Heritage Trust and the St. George Conservation Commission, will celebrate the opening of two new preserves on Sunday, November 10, beginning at 1 pm at the Bamford Preserve at 105 Long Cove Rd. in St. George. Admission is free, and all are invited to attend. Participants should meet at 1 pm in the Bamford Preserve parking area where we will proceed to walk the new trail down to the shore for…

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World Wildlife Fund Speaker

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a very special presentation by WWF US Director of Conservation John Morrison on Wednesday, November 13, at the Union town office meeting room from 6 to 8 pm. For 50 years, WWF – perhaps best-known for its work on behalf of endangered pandas - has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million…

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