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Georges River Land Trust
Another Lion Joins the Pride

Another Lion Joins the Pride

September 22, 2020

Bernard Langlais loved to carve wooden lion art pieces, just as he loved other jungle animals as evidenced at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing. A lion head has returned to his home thanks to the generous donation of Beth Bellemere. Ms. Bellemere is a long-time resident of Cushing and always loved ...

Nature's Best Hope Video - Doug Tallamy

Nature’s Best Hope Video – Doug Tallamy

September 17, 2020

Did you miss our recent webinar, Nature’s Best Hope, with Dr. Doug Tallamy, best selling author and Professor of Entomology? Well, we recorded it and you can still watch the video to learn simple steps that each of us can – and must – take to reverse declining biodiversity. As detailed in ...

Summer Sizzle Win-Win Raffle!

Summer Sizzle Win-Win Raffle!

August 22, 2020

What better way to close out the summer than with an amazing raffle drawing to support our much loved trails and preserves! We’re launching the Summer Sizzle Win-Win raffle through September to help take care of these community gems. It’s a win-win – you can win one of the great prizes, AND you ...

New Easement Fills in Conservation Block

New Easement Fills in Conservation Block

July 31, 2020

We’re delighted to accept a donated conservation easement on 73 acres of woodlands along 1.5 miles of the Dead River in Appleton that contributes to a 1,000 acre block of conserved land! It connects to two Maine Farmland Trust farm easements, and is within 1/4 mile of the Gibson Preserve and the Nature Conservancy’s ...

A Warthog Comes Home

A Warthog Comes Home

July 31, 2020

We’re so excited when one of Bernard Langlais’ whimsical sculptures finds its way back home to our Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing. This warthog had lived in a dark, damp corner of a Washington, D.C. garden for years.

When Elisabeth Scott Porter heard about our effort to keep Langlais’ art and homestead alive and open ...

A Glimpse at Georges River's Wondrous and Fragile Ecosystem

A Glimpse at Georges River’s Wondrous and Fragile Ecosystem

July 23, 2020

An essay by Board Member Steve Hirshberg

In midcoast Maine we enjoy access to all 39 miles of the St. George River as it flows from the mountains near Lake St. George in Liberty downriver to Thomaston Harbor. From there the river flows as a 12-mile saltwater estuary into Muscongus Bay.

Our mission statement at the Georges ...

How Can I Make The World Better?

How Can I Make The World Better?

July 06, 2020

When a young person asks to volunteer at the Land Trust, we jump at the opportunity because we know we’ll be inspired. Such was the case when we met Rachel Sizeler-Fletcher this spring, a senior at the Watershed School in Camden. Seniors complete a Graduation Project, “…an opportunity for students to demonstrate mastery ...

New Access to Gibson Preserve

New Access to Gibson Preserve

June 24, 2020

Since 1999, the Gibsons have been piecing together parcels on either side of the St. George River in Searsmont and most recently in Appleton to create a legacy for their community, known as the Gibson Preserve. In Kay Gibson’s words, “When the Land Trust notified me that the Appleton parcel owned by Wayne ...

Meet Sam Vail, Director of Development

Meet Sam Vail, Director of Development

June 09, 2020

Sam is a life-long resident of the Midcoast with an appreciation for good neighbors and well-made coffee. “The two have a lot in common,” says Sam. “Each one takes effort – both can change your life for the better.”

Sam joined Georges River Land Trust to continue his goal of supporting Maine communities through fundraising. ...

Meadow Brook Preserve  Benefits Climate

Meadow Brook Preserve Benefits Climate

May 14, 2020

Choosing key properties to protect is another strategy to mitigate the effects of climate change. The Meadow Brook Preserve in St. George provides two key climate functions for the community.

This 22-acre parcel helps to mitigate (reduce, relieve) the effects of rising temperatures, changing rain/snow patterns, and shifts in vegetation communities. Protecting coastal estuaries ...