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October 2017

Sunchoke Soup Making at Langlais

October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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Join us for an afternoon of making delicious autumn soup from the sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes) that grow on the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing. We will have some sunchokes ready to begin cooking with, and will also teach you how to successfully remove these from your garden. And of course, we'll enjoy the soup hot off the stove together!

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Chainsaw Safety Workshop

October 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Robbins Lumber Co., Ghent Road
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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The public is invited to participate in a free chainsaw skills workshop geared for both novices and more experienced operators. The workshop will take place on Sunday, October 29 from 9 am to 2 pm at Robbins Lumber Forestry office in Searsmont. The workshop will be led by Ted Wright who oversees the Northeast Master Logger Certification Program, and Brent West, GRLT Stewardship Program Manager. Chainsaw maintenance, safety, proper bucking and felling techniques will be demonstrated. Protective gear and chainsaws…

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November 2017

Hike to Mt. Pleasant Summit

November 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join our Trails Manager, John Anders, for a 2-mile hike to the summit of Mt. Pleasant. The Mt. Pleasant portion of the Georges Highland Path (our 50-mile trail system) winds it's way through a mixed forest, wild blueberry fields, and ends up with a wonderful view. All ages welcome on this hike; it is moderate to strenuous in sections. Bring a lunch, wear your hunter orange, and enjoy the view! Use your GPS to find the parking at 421 Mt.…

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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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Historic Lighthouse Keeper Stories

November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to enjoy Ernest DeRaps' presentation of his years as lighthouse keeper in Penobscot Bay. During the 1950's, he and his family were stationed at Monhegan Island, Fort Point, Browns Head and Heron Neck. Ernest and his wife Pauline have written a journal depicting their lifestyle of light keeping from both the lightkeeper and the lightkeeper's wife's perspective. Join us on Saturday, November 18, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing.…

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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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January 2018

Clams and Mudflats Research

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Watts Hall, 174 Main St
Thomaston, ME 04861 United States
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Commercial and recreational clammers have a vested interest in the hands-on research of Dr. Brian Beal, Professor of Marine Ecology and Director of the Marine Field Station at U. Maine Machias. On Thursday, January 11 at 7 pm in Watts Hall, Thomaston, Brian will report on the contents of 30 clam "recruitment" boxes that were placed on mudflats of the Weskeag and Georges Rivers in 2017. Fifteen boxes were on mudflats under conservation by the Georges River Land Trust, and…

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Weskeag Marsh – A Conservation Story

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME United States
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Join Mid-Coast Audubon board member, birder, photographer and Free Press columnist Don Reimer for a colorful photographic tour of Weskeag Marsh’s varied habitats and rich assortment of bird and animal life. After a decade of volunteering with the annual International Shorebird Surveys, Don will discuss Weskeag’s vital role in seasonal shorebird migration, and the fostering conservation work of Georges River Land Trust’s Bridging Two Rivers project. The talk will be held in the Picker Room at the Camden Library starting…

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Guided Snowshoe Adventure

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Trolley Marsh, 318-354 Oyster River Rd
Warren, ME 04864 United States
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Bring your snowshoes or skis and join our Trails Manager, John Anders, for a 2-mile guided adventure to the banks of the St. George River! Meet at the Trolley Marsh Preserve parking lot on Route 131 in Warren for a one mile in and one mile back treck. Dress for the weather and bring a snack and hot beverage for when we get back to the parking lot.

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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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