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September 2019

Sweet Cider Pressing Day

September 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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For the third year, we are hosting Langlais Sweet Cider Day! Charles Waite Maclin, also known as Pastor Chuck, 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 Team. Bring your kids and your…

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Oyster River Phase 2 Bike Trail Opening

September 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Georges River Land Trust, in partnership with Sidecountry Sports, the Midcoast Chapter of New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA), and Threshers Brewing Co., will host the grand opening celebration of the Oyster River Multi-Use Trail in Thomaston on Saturday, September 28 from 12 to 4 pm. This is a free event and all ages are welcome to attend. Participants are invited to gather at Threshers Brewing Co. at 1 Starr Street in Thomaston behind the business block, from which guided…

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October 2019

Annual Meeting and Volunteer Celebration

October 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Searsmont Town Office, 37 Main Street South
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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Mark your calendar for our Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation party on Tuesday, October 1, at the Searsmont Community Center. This is a great opportunity to take a drive up Route 131 on the Georges River Scenic Byway through rolling hills and pastoral landscapes. You'll enjoy the amazing fall foliage, sparkling blue waters of the the St. George River and its lakes, and the blooming blankets of red as the blueberry barrens begin to change. We will celebrate and honor…

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Family Fun Walk at Gibson Preserve

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gibson Preserve, 637 Woodmans Mill Rd.
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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Dr. Kathleen Dunckel, professor in landscape ecology and forested ecosystems at Unity College, will lead us on a guided walk through the Gibson Preserve in Searsmont. She will open our eyes to the evolving forest ecosystem, its hidden history, and possible futures. Forested ecosystems occupy a special place in our psyche and in our evolutionary past. They often elicit a sense of awe and peace, linking us with our tree-dwelling ancestors. Forested ecosystems are home to a myriad of species…

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November 2019

Two Trail Openings/Ribbon Cutting

November 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Georges River Land Trust, in association with Maine Coast Heritage Trust and the St. George Conservation Commission, will celebrate the opening of two new preserves on Sunday, November 10, beginning at 1 pm at the Bamford Preserve at 105 Long Cove Rd. in St. George. Admission is free, and all are invited to attend. Participants should meet at 1 pm in the Bamford Preserve parking area where we will proceed to walk the new trail down to the shore for…

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World Wildlife Fund Speaker

November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a very special presentation by WWF US Director of Conservation John Morrison on Wednesday, November 13, at the Union town office meeting room from 6 to 8 pm. For 50 years, WWF – perhaps best-known for its work on behalf of endangered pandas - has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million…

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January 2020

A Winter Family Hike

January 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Searsmont Town Library, 37 Main Street South
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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Explore the wilds of Searsmont with our guides Sarah Crosby and Bill Evans who have been hiking, bushwhacking, skiing and snowshoeing the area for many years. It's a great time of year to listen to the quiet in the woods and look for tracks of our wildlife neighbors. On this family-friendly hike our guides will lead us along the Georges River in an exploration of some of the historic dam areas. Meet at the Searsmont Town Library by 9:45 am…

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Rockland Green Drinks

January 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

COMING SOON - STAY TUNED! Have you heard about this new cool conservation with drinks craze? A new group has been approved for the mid-coast and is just getting going. We are looking for a couple of folks to help get the monthly meet-up off the ground. Interested? Text Nicole at 951-2871. Cheers!

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February 2020

Green Drinks!

February 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fogg Restaurant, 328 Main Street
Rockland, ME United States
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Join us at the Fogg Restaurant in downtown Rockland as we come together as old friends and new to celebrate the great work of the Georges River Land Trust.  Green Drinks meets every 2nd Thursday of the month.  See  you there!

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Cancelled–Become a Coyote Family – for kids ages 6-12

February 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Searsmont Town Library, 37 Main Street South
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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This event has been cancelled.  Please contact GRLT for more information and future events. In partnership with the Searsmont Town Library, and as part of their year-long Maine Outdoors program funded through the Maine Community Foundation, we invite kids ages 6-12 to join conservation biologist Geri Vistein in an outdoor learning experience to become coyotes! Join us at the library at 37 Main St., Searsmont, on Tuesday, February 18 at 10 am. How do we teach our children to understand…

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March 2020

Canceled: Coyote, America’s Songdog

March 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Searsmont Town Library, 37 Main Street South
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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In an effort to help slow down the spread of COVID-19 in our community, GRLT is canceling all events through April. As always, our wonderful preserves and trails are free and will remain open. Getting outdoors is a great way to lessen the stress in this difficult time, so we encourage you to expolore all GRLT has to offer. In partnership with the Searsmont Town Library, and as part of their year-long Maine Outdoors program funded through the Maine Community…

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June 2020

Living on the Wind: The Miracle of Bird Migration

June 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The threatened bobolink.

Since the dawn of human imagination, we have been spellbound by the migration of birds, in which even the smallest species traverse immensities of space the way we cross the street. New research continually expands our understanding of where birds travel, and their migratory feats. But while the populations of many migratory birds are in drastic decline, there are many things we can do to save them. Naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul explores the wonder and mechanics of migration, and…

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July 2020

Secret Gardens of the Watershed Film

July 19, 2020

 Are you getting excited to see our Secret Gardens in the Watershed film to be aired starting July 19? Click above for a sneak peak! Join us for this free online film to take you 'behind the hedge' to get a look at some of the most glorious secret gardens in our watershed from Port Clyde to Montville. We didn't want you to completely miss out on our Garden Tour, so this is a socially-distanced way to enjoy the…

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September 2020

“Nature’s Best Hope” with Doug Tallamy

September 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

**Registration for this event has closed.** Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Join us for a Zoom webinar on Sept.…

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October 2020

Annual Member Meeting – Online!

October 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join Georges River Land Trust for our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 13 at 5 pm - this year, online! Sign up for the webinar through the link below to catch up on recent successes, and get a sneak preview of exciting plans for 2021. And because outdoor recreation is so important right now, Brian Kelly, co-owner of Sidecountry Sports, our partners in the Thomaston Town Forest Multi-Use Trail, will give a special presentation on how to start having…

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November 2020

Quigg Island Community Forest Conversation

November 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sign up to hear Annette Naegel, Director of Conservation, talk about our newest conservation project to permanently conserve the northern portion of Quigg Island on Stevens Pond in Liberty. The free event will be broadcast on November 17 at 6:30 pm. This online webinar is intended to encourage residents to ask questions, and offer ideas or comments about what you would like to see relative to the care of the island going forward to benefit the community. The webinar will…

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March 2021

Virtual Georges River Canoe Trail Excursion

March 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Executive Director Meg Rasmussen will guide a virtual expedition of the Georges River on Thursday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m., on Zoom in partnership with the Rockland Public Library. This event is free and open to all. Please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov to request a link to attend. For everyone interested in canoeing and kayaking, Meg will present a photographic excursion highlighting access points, rapids, portages, and historical points of interest featured in our river trail map. The St. George River flows…

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April 2021

Forestry Management Walk and Talk

April 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Georges River Land Trust and Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District are co-hosting a Forestry Management Walk and Talk on Thursday, April 29 at 10 am to teach landowners how to assess their own properties to improve their forest stand for wildlife, timber or other goals. This event will be held on a property with a conservation easement held by GRLT. Led by a wildlife biologist and a forester, this program is free to the public and conservation easement property…

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July 2021

Managing Grasslands for Success

July 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Providing habitat for grassland birds Grab your binoculars and come take a walk with the Georges River Land Trust and the Ag Allies program for a free grassland management talk on Wednesday July 7th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (rain date: Thursday July 8, same time) at the Riverview Hayfields Preserve in South Thomaston. To register, call Georges River Land Trust (594-5166) or email Annette with this in the subject line: Grasslands Workshop. The workshop will cover practices for…

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2021 Gardens in the Watershed Tour

July 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to once again have our annual Gardens in the Watershed Tour in person. Tickets are now on sale. This year's tour will feature seven fabulous gardens all within walking distance of each other in beautiful historic Thomaston, Maine. Each unique garden was carefully selected and is a superb example of what's possible in garden design in Maine. The tour is specially designed to follow Covid protective measures and keep everyone safe. Ticket prices are…

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August 2021

“Tree” Hours Mountain Bike Relay Race

August 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Sidecountry Sports for a 3-hour mountain bike relay race designed to be an all around good time for riders of all abilities. Grab a friend, get yourself a costume (?), air up your tires, and hold on for a wheelie fun ride! You and a partner will take turns pedaling as many laps as possible for "tree" hours through the Thomaston Town Forest. The team with the most laps wins! But be ready, there may be some surprises along…

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October 2021

Annual Meeting via Zoom

October 3, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Out of concern for our shared community, we are shifting our Annual Meeting from an in-person event to a online webinar. The persistent Covid case rates in our watershed have caused us to forgo an in-person celebration. Health and safety come first. Nonetheless, we are still excited to join together for an afternoon of education and updates! *Register here* Starting at 3:30pm, we'll share a year of success along with our plans for the future of conservation and public access…

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March 2022

Volunteer Appreciation

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gibson Preserve, 621 Woodmans Mill Rd.
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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To show our gratitude for all our volunteers, we're hosting an outdoor event on Saturday, March 5 from 4-6 pm at the Gibson Preserve, 637 Woodman's Mill Road in Searsmont. After a short walk together, we’ll honor all the volunteers who give our lands and trails their time, muscle, imagination and continued friendship. We’ll provide a bonfire, light food and warm beverages. Bring your good spirits and a friend! Please RSVP to info @ grlt.org, and carpooling is always appreciated.…

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April 2022

Earth Day Clean-up

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Georges River Land Trust in keeping waste out of our special places. Throughout the watershed we will be hosting roadside cleanups. Trash bags, grippers, and gloves will be available at the kiosks throughout the day. At the end of the day volunteers will retrieve the bags for disposal. Pick a preserve near you to join us and help clean up the watershed: Riverview Hayfields in S. Thomaston Trolley Marsh in Warren Appleton Preserve in Appleton, and Gibson Preserve in…

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Monitoring Training

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Appleton Preserve, St. George River @ Route 105
Appleton, ME United States
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Join Georges River Land Trust and our partners at Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District in the "Take a Stand for Hemlocks" program. Together we will learn about the invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, how to monitor your woodlot and recommendations for management. This information sheet will help you learn how to identify to Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. This event will be hosted at the Appleton Preserve in Appleton, parking on Rt. 105 from 10 am-noon. Please come prepared for the…

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