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May 2018

Canoe & Brew Party

May 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Georges River Land Trust and Lake St. George (LSG) Brewing Company will co-host a special “Paddle & New Brew” Memorial Day weekend fundraiser for GRLT on Saturday, May 26, at LSG Brewing Company, 4 Marshall Shore Road (Sherman’s Corner), in Liberty. The public is invited to attend. The day will begin with a paddle on Lake St. George at 1 pm. Paddlers are invited to gather at the Lake St. George public access (map), just .6 miles north of the…

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June 2018

Langlais Exhibit Second Chance Opening at Eastern Tire Gallery

June 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eastern Tire, 70 Park Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Georges River Land Trust, in conjunction with Eastern Tire Service, is exhibiting 20 never before exhibited paintings by former Cushing artist Bernard Langlais in the lobby of Eastern Tire at 70 Park Street in Rockland. The Second Chance exhibit opening celebration will be held at Eastern Tire on Friday, June 1, from 5 to 7 pm. These works, part of the larger Langlais Sculpture Preserve collection gifted to the Land Trust by Colby College Museum of Art and the Kohler…

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National Trails Day Hike

June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Georges River Land Trust and Midcoast Conservancy are teaming up on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 2, to meet at the summit of Hogback Mountain in Montville. You will have the choice of two routes to take you to the summit where the two groups will meet for a picnic with a view! If you've only hiked up one side before, we encourage you to take the trail from the other side. Both groups will meet at 10 am at…

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Tenants Harbor Waterway Clean Up

June 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tenants Harbor Waterway Cleanup Sunday, June 10, 8 AM - 12:30 PM Luke's Lobster, 12 Commercial St., Tenants Harbor, ME 04680 Help us keep the Maine coast clean! We’re joining United By Blue and area partners for a cleanup of the islands off the coast of Tenants Harbor on Sunday, June 10th . The stunning natural beauty of the islands attracts thousands of people and migratory species to the area every year, making Tenants Harbor a hub for lobstering, fishing, and…

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July 2018

“Sticks and Stones” Exhibition to benefit Langlais Sculpture Preserve

July 13, 2018 - July 15, 2018

"Almost twenty years of living on a small island has focused my art on what is close and observable - your neighborhood, the fragility of island life, the importance of clean, plentiful water and the need to preserve wilderness. If you commit to a specific locale, observe it for an extended period and learn the questions to ask, there is much a small place can teach. I am an artist whose work has evolved over years of observation, experimentation and hard…

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Public Access Land Use Forum

July 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Finnish Congregational Church, 172 St. George Rd
South Thomaston, ME 04858 United States
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Georges River Land Trust will host a public forum at the Finnish Church in South Thomaston on Saturday, July 21st from 9:00 to 11:00 am to discuss its on-going land conservation efforts to preserve open farm fields along Route 131 just south of the railroad tracks, and to introduce plans for a new trail that will enable visitors to get out and enjoy this incredible landscape. The public is invited to provide comments on the proposed “Bobolink Trail” which features…

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August 2018

Wheeler Bay Shore Walk

August 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Scraggle Point Road

Join us at the Wheeler Bay Wildlife Sanctuary for a shoreline walk to learn about bird phenology with wildlife biologist Ron Joseph. We will meet at Scraggle Point Road, Spruce Head, at 1030 am. From the turn off on Clark Island Road, go about .6 miles and park on the side of Scraggle Point Road. This walk will have uneven footing on rough woods trails and along the potentially wet marshy shore. We recommend you wear rubber boots or appropriate…

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2018 GRLT Annual Meeting

August 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harmony Hill Farm, 1140 N Pond Rd, Warren, ME 04864, 1140 N Pond Rd
Warren, ME 04864 United States
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Join us for the 2018 Annual Meeting and hear about all our accomplishments of the last 12 months and the exciting things to come in the next year. We will be meeting at Harmony Hill Farm on North Pond Road in Warren, just around the corner from Beth's Farm Market. All members and prospective members are invited! Our speaker, Richard King, is the senior lecturer in Literature of the Sea with the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program as well as an…

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September 2018

The Last Hurrah

September 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monhegan Boat Line Port Clyde, ME United States + Google Map

Hey, Mainers! Have you heard? September is the new June. Let's get out on the water one more time with good friends, and for a good cause! Join Georges River Land Trust on an afternoon cruise aboard the Elizabeth Ann, departing from the Monhegan Boat Line pier in Port Clyde at 4 pm on Thursday, September 13. Gather up your friends and family, come grab some of summer's last rays, and help your favorite Land Trust cruise into year end…

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Saving our Apple Heritage

September 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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Join us for a presentation by John Bunker on his mission to save Maine's apple heritage. Bunker is known in Maine as “The Apple Whisperer,” or simply “The Apple Guy,” and, after laboring for years in semi-obscurity, he has never been in more demand. Through the catalog of Fedco Trees, a mail-order company he founded in Maine 30 years ago, Bunker has sown the seeds of a grassroots apple revolution. Fedco Trees every year takes a selection of rare heirloom…

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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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