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September 2013

In Search of the American Chestnut Tree

September 21, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Frye Mountain Trail, Route 220
Montville, ME 04941 United States
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Join Eric Evans, vice-president of the American Chestnut Foundation, and Land Trust staff for a hike on Frye Mountain in Montville to find American chestnut trees. Evans will explain the decline of the species and efforts underway to restore them to their former range. Please bring a lunch/snack and water and dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

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October 2013

Photographic Tour of Midcoast Maine’s Champion Trees

October 17, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Searsmont Town Office, 37 Main Street South
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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Jan Santerre, coordinator of Project Canopy and Maine’s Big Tree Program, will offer a slide-show presentation of the biggest trees in the midcoast region. "Big trees," Jan points out, "capture people's imaginations through their size, beauty, and the stories they tell." Maine’s register of big trees recognizes the biggest native and naturalized tree species in the state. Champion trees for each species are based on a scoring formula that accounts for its trunk circumference, height, and crown spread. Maine's Register…

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June 2014

Grand Opening of the Jones Brook Trail in St. George

June 7, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Point, Wiley's Corner Road
St. George, ME 04860 United States
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The St. George Conservation Commission and Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) are excited to announce a celebratory hiking event to open the new Jones Brook Trail in St. George. The hike will take place on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 9:00 AM, and is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring water and a snack and to choose clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather conditions. Please meet at the Wiley Corner parking lot at Fort…

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September 2014

Nature Walk at Pleasant Point

September 24, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pleasant Point Nature Preserve Cushing, ME 04563 United States + Google Map
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Celebrate Active Aging Week by joining Maine Master Naturalist (and Land Trust member/volunteer) Kit Pfeiffer for a brisk walk and stops to observe nature on the trails at the 65-acre Pleasant Point Nature Preserve" in Cushing. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring water and a snack. This walk is sponsored by Spectrum Generations as part of their 2014 Active Aging Week.

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Thorndike Brook Hike

September 25, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thorndike Brook Trail, Hope St
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
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As part of the 12 Rivers Initiative: Events Around the Region, Georges River Land Trust will host a walk on a section of the Georges Highland Path on Thursday September 25, 2014 at 10 AM.  The nine local member land trusts of the Initiative are sponsoring free events to introduce people to the varied landscapes within the midcoast region. The Thorndike Brook section is three miles that climbs the back side of Ragged Mountain.Please bring along a lunch for the…

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January 2015

Maine Masters on Mondays Film Series – #1

January 5, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main St.
Thomaston, ME United States
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Two Films for January 5 LOIS DOD: MAINE MASTER OLIVE PIERCE: MAINE MASTER The Georges River Land Trust and The Highlands Coffee House, will be hosting a MAINE MASTERS ON MONDAYS film series. This exciting series of films celebrate the local artists that have long been inspired by the natural beauty that living in Maine evokes. Films screen at 6:30 PM on the first Monday of each month, January, February and March, with a special finale film featured in April.…

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February 2015

Maine Masters on Mondays Film Series – Cancelled

February 2, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main St.
Thomaston, ME United States
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This event is cancelled due to weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. Two Films for February 2: DAHLOV IPCAR: MAINE MASTER DAVID DRISKELL: IN SEARCH OF THE CREATIVE TRUTH The Georges River Land Trust and The Highlands Coffee House host MAINE MASTERS ON MONDAYS, a film series. This exciting series of films celebrate the local artists that have long been inspired by the natural beauty that living in Maine evokes. Films screen at 6:30 PM on the first Monday of…

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Getting to Know Us (film)

February 12, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Searsmont Town Office, 37 Main Street South
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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A consortium of six midcoast Maine nonprofits will host a getting-to-know-us film screening at the Rockland Public Library on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Each institution has created a short documentary film that highlights people making a difference in our community. The purpose for hosting this event is to allow people to imagine how they can follow their passions to effect change with the support of the various local nonprofits and to inform the public about the variety of organizations serving…

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March 2015

Maine Masters on Mondays Film Series – #3

March 2, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main St.
Thomaston, ME United States
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Two films for March 2: ALAN MAGEE: MAINE MASTER CABOT LYFORD: PORTRAIT OF A MAN AS ARTIST The Georges River Land Trust and The Highlands Coffee House host MAINE MASTERS ON MONDAYS, a film series. This exciting series of films celebrate the local artists that have long been inspired by the natural beauty that living in Maine evokes. Films screen at 6:30 PM on the first Monday of each month in January, February and March with a special finale film…

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April 2015

Monday Night Film Series – FINALE!

April 6, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main St.
Thomaston, ME United States
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THE SEAL WHO CAME HOME The true story of Andre, a two-day-old wild harbor seal who, in 1961, was rescued from certain death by Harry Goodridge, an arborist from Rockport, Maine. Over the next 25 years, Andre and Harry established a friendship that brought Andre into the world of humans without Andre’s ever having to sacrifice his wildness. The human world gave Andre shelter during the harsh New England winter, but staying wild at heart meant Andre had the know-how…

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Earth Day at the Strand Theatre

April 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Strand, 345 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day with Georges River Land Trust and the Strand Theatre in Rockland. At 1:00 PM, you can "meet" the raptors with Wind Over Wings, a wildlife educational center. They bring real live raptors, their stories, and important lessons about the amazing creatures who share our skies through interactive, expert-led storytelling and activities. This is an April vacation treat for families in our area. Meet at the theatre on Main Street. After your bird watching, relax at a happy…

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Native Bees: A Magical Mystery Tour

April 25, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hope Library, 443 Camden Road
Hope, ME 04847 United States
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Gardener and photographer Amy Campbell will use vibrant and colorful photos to introduce you to some of Maine’s important and indigenous bee species. Amy will also explain the difference between bees and other similar-looking buzzing insects, dispel rumors, and stress the necessity and benefits of attracting native bees to the backyard landscape. Campbell is a Maine Master Gardener, nature photographer, and honeybee keeper living in Rockport, ME. Recently, she completed a certificate program in Native Plants and Ecological Horticulture at…

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May 2015

A Field Guide to Other People’s Trees

May 2, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cellardoor Winery Villa, 47 West Street
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
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Author Reading and Book Signing Local author Margot Anne Kelley will read from her new book, A Field Guide to Other People's Trees, at the Cellardoor Winery Villa in Rockport. When Margot and Rob Kelley moved into their old farmhouse in Martinsville, they inherited the past as well as the property. Working with a local arborist to identify and determine the ages of the trees in her yard, Kelley imagines the history of the place through the various trees and…

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Alewife Walk & Talk

May 16, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Payson Park, Route 90
Warren, ME United States
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Join Don Reimer, local naturalist, in a walk from Payson Park in Warren along the Georges River to learn why alewives are important to the ecology of freshwater, estuarine, and marine environments. Alewives tie our ocean, rivers and lakes together, providing vital nutrients and forage needed to make healthy watersheds. They are a prey item for osprey, eagles, great blue heron, loons and other fish-eating birds. This walk follows a wooded trail that leads along the old canal channel and…

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June 2015

Wildflower Walk

June 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thorndike Brook Trail, Hope St
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
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Join GRLT and Coastal Mountains Land Trust for a wildflower walk on the Thorndike Brook Trail. The Thorndike Brook Trail on the north side of Ragged Mountain is a section of the 50-mile Georges Highland Path trail system. Participants should meet at the trailhead on Hope Street off Route 17 in West Rockport and wear sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate for the conditions. What can you expect to discover on this walk? “Spring weather conditions have a significant impact on…

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July 2015

Full Moon Hike in Searsmont

July 31, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

UPDATE (Friday, 7/31/2015, at 10:12 AM): We're good to go tonight; the skies couldn't be clearer. Plus, it's the Blue Moon! Don't forget your headlamps and/or flashlights. Join the Georges River Land Trust for a hike by the light of the full moon at 8:00PM on Friday, July 31, 2015. This short hike will take place on the Ridge to River Trail, the newest section of the Georges Highland Path located in Searsmont, ME. The hike will take participants from…

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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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Owls Head Revisited – Author Reading & Wine Tasting

September 27, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Along the coast of Maine, fame and fortune abound. According to author, Jim Krosschell, the town of Owls Head has little of either. "Its people occupy a gorgeous peninsula in Penobscot Bay but have raised only two-and-a-half tourist attractions," says Krosschell. "The businesses in town with multiple employees are the general store and two lobster wholesalers. The Town Comprehensive Plan modestly states, “There are no sidewalks in Owls Head.” Join us on Sunday, September 27th at 3 pm at Breakwater…

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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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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

A Walk Through the Woods – Barefoot!

August 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Point, Wiley's Corner Road
St. George, ME 04860 United States
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Join the Georges River Land Trust and the St. George Conservation Commission for the Land Trust’s annual “turtle” walk, this year at Fort Point in St. George on Thursday August 18 at 10 a.m. Known as a “turtle” walk because the pace is slow and easy, this widely popular event is perfect for kids of all ages and their parents and grandparents. Also hosting the event are the St. George Parks and Recreation Committee and the Friends of St. George.…

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September 2016

Chainsaw Safety Workshop

September 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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Brush up your chainsaw skills at this workshop geared for both novices and more experienced loggers. It will be led by Ted Wright, who oversees the Northeast Master Logger Certification Program. After showing a safety and maintenance video, Ted will demonstrate cutting techniques. Protective gear and chainsaws will be available for those wishing to partake in the demonstration. Participants can bring their own chainsaws. In addition, Ted will provide a tree felling demonstration. Please wear long sleeves, long pants and…

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October 2016

Bats!

October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Often misunderstood, bats are one of the most compelling and unique Maine mammals. Learn about their physiology to their behavior and hunting methods through echolocation. They are also among the most unique, playing an essential role in the ecology of our planet and saving US agriculture billions of dollars each year. With over 100 slides and a lively presentation, Kassler will open your eyes to the truth about bats and why you should care about them. She will also debunk…

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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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March 2017

Cell Phone Mapping and Navigation

March 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Georges River Land Trust, 8 N, Main St., Ste. 200
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Stewardship Program Manager, Brent West, will lead a seminar on how to use google to explore maps and the Georges River Land Trust's Trail System. Please bring your smartphone and have Google Maps and Google Earth loaded onto your device. This is part of our free educational series of Walks & Talks. Registration is required, please call 207-594-5166 to sign up.

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April 2017

Wetlands: Wild and Wonderful

April 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anderson West – Riverview Hayfileds, St. George Rd.
S. Thomaston, ME 04858 United States
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Dave Marceau, Soil and Wetland Scientist, will lead a walk on GRLT's Riverview Hayfields Preserve to showcase the varieties of wetlands, how they function and how we as land users affect their functions. This is part of our free educational series of Walks & Talks.

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