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September 2015

Maine Coastal Cleanup Day

September 20, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Georges River Land Trust is jointly sponsoring this Coastal Cleanup Day with the Rockland Harbor Trail Committee to tidy up the Rockland harbor shore. Sunday Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet at Snow Marine Park 10 a.m.-noon: Coastal clean up along the south end of Rockland Harbor Trail Noon-1 p.m.: Barbeque lunch offered for those who participated in the clean up, displays and educational materials about marine debris 1 p.m.: Opening of the Southern end of the Rockland Harbor Trail…

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November 2015

Climate Change and Our Economy

November 5, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Strand, 345 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$15 - $20

  A Positive Vision for Maine in an Era of Rapid Climate Change November 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm at The Strand Theatre in RocklandMembers Only Pre-event Reception from 5-6 pm We are pleased to offer an evening of discussion about climate change and how our incredible landscape can be leveraged to make Maine become a major economic player through adaptation. The featured speaker at this event will be Dr. Stephen Mulkey, President of Unity College. Dr. Mulkey is a…

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April 2016

Tea & Talk at Kelpie Gallery: Langlais Art Conservation

April 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm Street
South Thomaston, ME 04858 United States
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$15 - $25

The Kelpie Gallery in South Thomaston, as part of their winter “Tea and a Talk” series, is collaborating with Georges River Land Trust. This Tea and Talk is meant to provide an inside look at the art conservation work that has been ongoing at the Bernard Langlais home & studio in Cushing. The afternoon's topic will be presented by Douglas Smith. Douglas Smith is a painter and art archivist who, since 1999, has been framing and cataloging the work of…

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May 2016

Artist in Residence Final Installation

May 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Assembled 50x50 - George Mason

George Mason has been the George's River Land Trust Artist in Residence since May of 2015, and has explored the Georges River watershed both on his own and with Land Trust members and friends who have introduced him to many of their favorite spots. The Georges River Artist in Residency is sponsored by the K2 Family Foundation, based in Port Clyde. K2 partners with other non-profits to fund efforts in arts, education, and sustainability. "Partnering with the Georges River Land…

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July 2016

No Bees; No Berries

July 29, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Appleton Ridge, Appleton Ridge Rd.
Appleton, 04862
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Free

Take a walk through a productive blueberry barren on top of Appleton Ridge 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 29th at 4 p.m. in Appleton to discuss wild blueberry production and the it’s link with pollination. Dr. Drummond’s research topics have included: wild blueberry production, blueberry plant reproductive ecology, agricultural production practices…

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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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October 2017

Cider Pressing in Cushing

October 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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Join us for the First Annual Langlais Sweet Cider Day! Pastor Chuck Orchards will be bringing the cider press and the know-how to make some delicious cider with our own organic Langlais apples. Bring your kids and your friends to sip some cider among the giant outdoor wooden sculptures at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing. There will be plenty of samples to try, and cider for purchase. Donations to support the Preserve are welcome!

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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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Volunteer Appreciation Party

December 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harbor Square Gallery, 374 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 2017! 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 Harbor Square Gallery…

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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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