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August 2016

Dining for a Cause at Hatchet Mountain Publick House

August 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hatchet Mountain Publick House, 42 Hatchet Mountain Road
Hope, ME 04847 United States
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Dine for a cause! Mark your calendar for Georges River Land Trust's Hatchet Mountain Publick House Benefit on Wednesday, August 31. Join us for delicious food and fun times in Hope! Hatchet Mountain Publick House will be donating a portion of your bill to us when you make a reservation and mention Georges River Land Trust. Check out their menu here. Call 207-763-4565 to make your reservation! Be sure to tell them that you are supporting Georges River Land Trust!…

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September 2016

Annual Meeting and Celebration

September 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Mark your calendar for our Annual Celebration to take place on Tuesday, September 13, at the Anderson West property in South Thomaston. The site for our members meeting this year is a key parcel to the vision of Bridging Two Rivers (the St. George and the Weskeag) by securing a vital wildlife habitat and creating a permanently protected land bridge between the two rivers that is a critical flyway for migratory birds. Without this flyway and the opportunity the conserve…

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November 2016

WindowDressers for Langlais

November 16, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Volunteers needed for Langlais WindowDressers Community Build Georges River Land Trust is looking for volunteers to help construct energy conserving widow inserts for the Langlais Sculpture Preserve. We are reserving a Langlais build at WindowDressers for Wednesday November 16th from 8:30 to noon at the Lincoln Street Center in Rockland. WindowDressers is a nonprofit dedicated to helping Mainers reduce their energy costs with seasonal inserts that are an inexpensive alternative to window replacement. Their model of community builds helps to…

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December 2016

Home Auction – Click to read terms & conditions

December 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
582 River Road, 582 River Road
Cushing, ME 04563 United States
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10 AM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016 HOUSE AT 582 RIVER ROAD, CUSHING MUST BE MOVED Previews Saturday, Nov. 12 at 9am – 11 am and Dec. 3 at 9 – 10 am or by special appointment – call 594-5166 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF of this info. The Georges River Land Trust plans to construct a parking area and new entrance adjacent to the Langlais Sculpture Preserve. We hope this house can find a new family to take it home.…

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April 2017

Owls Head Stewardship Fundraiser – Ham & Bean Supper

April 29, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Owls Head Community Center, 224 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854 United States
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$5 - $10

The Town of Owls Head is the proud owner of the 9-acre coastal Plaisted Preserve and Georges River Land Trust holds the conservation easement on the property, ensuring it stays in conservation forever. Join us for a traditional ham and bean supper to raise funds for the long-term stewardship of this property. The conservation easement, monitored annually by the Land Trust, safeguards public accessibility while also protecting the environmental resources of the Plaisted Preserve in perpetuity. The Owls Head Conservation…

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July 2017

Garden Tour Reception at Randall’s Hill Farm

July 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Randall’s Hill Farm Montville, ME 04941 United States + Google Map
$35

George and Karin Look invite you to their Randall’s Hill Farm in Montville 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…

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Arctic Observations by Peter Ralston

July 30, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Strand, 345 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Free

Peter Ralston, noted photographer and co-founder of the Island Institute, took to the seas last summer for an epic adventure to Greenland and the heart of the Northwest Passage, a 900-mile sea route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. On Sunday July 30th, from 5:30-7:30 pm at The Strand Theatre in Rockland, Peter will share his observations with his photographs as a backdrop on the screen. This event is being cosponsored by Georges River Land Trust and Herring Gut…

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August 2017

30th Celebration Boat Trip and Annual Meeting

August 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, 84 Knox St.
Thomaston, ME 04861 United States
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Free - $40

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

Langlais Sculpture Preserve Grand Opening

September 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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Free

The public is invited to the grand opening of the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing! We have been hard at work over the last five years to protect and conserve the legacy of Bernard "Blackie" Langlais at his home in Cushing. Through many generous partnerships, more than 12 outdoor, larger-than-life wooden sculptures have been professionally conserved, the house, barn, and studio have been repaired, and we've completed several energy efficiency upgrades. We have secured a safe and accessible parking area,…

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November 2017

Sponsorship Luncheon

November 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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We are excited to roll out our sponsorship opportunities for 2018-19! For the first time, we are inviting our local sponsors to join us for lunch and to hear about the best ways to stay involved in the coming years. We know how you want to plan ahead for how you'll support all the worthy causes in our area. You'll learn about our signature events such as the Gardens in the Watershed Tour, our 50-mile Georges Highland Path system of…

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December 2017

Blind Albert Sings the Blues!

December 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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Don't miss the first Saturday afternoon of music at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve! We are pleased to welcome Vincent Gabriel, aka Blind Albert, as he plays an afternoon of the blues amidst the magic of Blackie's art. Bring a sweater and flask, and we'll have warm drinks and snacks. Saturday, December 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Suggested donation of $5. Vincent Gabriel is a guitarist from Warren, Maine, and plays venues throughout the midcoast. His early influences were his…

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February 2018

Art in the Snow

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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Help us celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! Enjoy the wonder and magic of the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in the snow!! Explore the sculpture trail, the woodland trails and come inside for a tour of Bernard Langlais' house and workshops. Create a snow sculpture amidst the elephants! All ages invited, free admission, and dogs are welcome (on leash). Bring your snowshoes!

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March 2018

Sacred Art Tour

March 27 - March 31
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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For the first time, the Tibetan Buddhist monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery in Mundgod, India, are visiting Maine! From March 27-31, 2018, the monks will be creating a sand mandala at Georges River Land Trust's Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Road, Cushing. Here is a DETAILED, PRINTABLE, LIST OF EVENTS AND SCHEDULE. Parking is limited at the Preserve, so we encourage you to carpool. During their 10-month national tour, eight Tibetan refuge Buddhist monks will be sharing ancient Tibetan traditions,…

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April 2018

Coastal Cleanup for Earth Day

April 21 - April 22

Bring your gloves and buckets, kids and friends and join us to clean up our coastal zone! Our local cleanups will be happening during a global effort to care for our planet. To learn more, visit https://www.earthday.org. Saturday, April 21, 9:00 am-12:00 pm - Rockland. GRLT and the Rockland Harbor Trail will co-host a clean up of Rockland's waterfront, followed by a program on microplastics in the ocean and a barbeque.  Starting at 9 am, the public is invited to meet at Maine…

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May 2018

Canoe & Brew Party

May 26 @ 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 @ 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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July 2018

“Sticks and Stones” Exhibition to benefit Langlais Sculpture Preserve

July 13 - July 15

"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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Gardens in the Watershed Tour

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Unnamed Venue ME United States

Join us for our 27th annual Gardens in the Watershed Tour on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The self-guided tour will feature six fascinating and diverse gardens in the lower watershed towns of Rockland, Owls Head, and South Thomaston. Many thanks to our lead sponsors Plants Unlimited and Phi Builders & Architects. Detailed information about the tour will be available on our Gardens in the Watershed Tour page. Advanced tickets are $25, and tickets purchased…

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Public Access Land Use Forum

July 21 @ 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

All The Buzz!

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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All The Buzz! Tickets Non-Member $75.00 USD Member $67.50 USD  Not a member yet? It's not too late. Please click below for options. And thank you for your support! Levels of Membership Students We Love $10.00 USD Rugged Individualist $25.00 USD No-Device Family Fun Time $50.00 USD Headwaters $100.00 USD Small Businesses Who care $250.00 USD True North $250.00 USD Corporate Champion $350.00 USD

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2018 GRLT Annual Meeting

August 19 @ 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 @ 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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Sweet Cider Pressing Day

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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For the second year, we are hosting Langlais Sweet Cider Day! Charles Waite Maclin, also known as Pastor Chuck of Pastor Chuck's organic apple products, 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…

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October 2018

Oyster River Multiuse Trail Grand Opening

October 13 @ 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 @ 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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