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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

Aldo Leopold Film Screening

March 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, 9 Water St.
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The words Aldo Leopold wrote in 1948 still strike a note today: “There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.” These words are the start of Leopold’s famous book, A Sand County Almanac, one of the best-loved conservation classics of all time. Aldo Leopold’s land ethic continues to spread across the country thanks to the continued momentum of the annual Aldo Leopold Weekend celebration, an event where readings from A Sand County Almanac often take…

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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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The Future of our Ocean, Lands and Lobstering

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Farnsworth Museum, 16 Museum St.
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Georges River Land Trust welcomes David Cousens, retired leader of Maine Lobstermen's Association, speaking on how connected our actions on land are to the ocean effecting not only the lobster industry but the health of our planet. A timely and important message from a leader in our coastal community who understands the direct impact of how we preserve and protect our local landscape and resources. Cousens, whose three sons are lobstermen, takes a long view of the lobstering industry. His…

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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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Apple Pruning Workshop

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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Georges River Land Trust will host a pruning workshop at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing on Saturday, April 28th from 10 am until noon. Two local experts, Liz Stanley of Cooperative Extension, and Bill Long of Long Landscaping and board member of Georges River Land Trust, will demonstrate fruit tree pruning techniques designed to produce blossoms and luscious fruits. There is no charge for the workshop, but space is limited, so registration is required by calling Georges River Land…

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May 2018

Leaps of Imagination Art Exhibit

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Leaps of Imagination and Langlais Sculpture Preserve present a special exhibition of artwork created by 2nd and 4th graders from Cushing Community School. Friday, May 4, at 9 AM at Cushing Public Library.

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Spring Warbler Walk

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Pleasant Point Nature Preserve Cushing, ME 04563 United States + Google Map
Free

Join John Weinrich and Dennis McKenna of Mid-Coast Audubon at the Pleasant Point Nature Preserve in Cushing to seek out migratory birds, particularly warblers. Warblers are small, colorful songbirds that often use the coastal peninsulas in Maine as foraging stops during migration. This makes the Pleasant Point Nature Preserve the perfect place to listen for their distinctive songs and watch for their bright flashes of color. Beginners and children are welcome, and attendees are encouraged to bring binoculars and dress…

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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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National Trails Day Hike

June 2 @ 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 @ 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

Paddle the Georges River

July 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
2383 Western Road, Warren, ME 04864 Warren, 04864 United States + Google Map
Free

Join us for a boating adventure on the middle section of the Georges River. We will lead canoeists and kayakers on an exploration of the extraordinary and undeveloped portion of the river south from White Oak Pond in Warren to the Middle Road bridge and back. 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, turtles, herons, and sometimes beavers! We will meet on…

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“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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Wheeler Bay Shore Walk

August 9 @ 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 @ 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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Invasive Plants Walk

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fort Point, Wiley's Corner Road
St. George, ME 04860 United States
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Join Georges River Land Trust and the St. George Conservation Commission for a walk on the Fort Point Trail in St. George to identify and discuss native and invasive plants found in the midcoast. 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 Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist with the Maine Natural Areas Program in the Maine…

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Saving our Apple Heritage

September 27 @ 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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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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