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Georges River Land Trust
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 ...

2020 Secret Gardens in the Watershed Film

2020 Secret Gardens in the Watershed Film

May 04, 2020

In times of unprecedented change, it’s time for innovation. For the safety of all our patrons, homeowners, and volunteers, we’ve decided to postpone this year’s Gardens in the Watershed tour until 2021. The seven garden owners who agreed to showcase their gardens will graciously open them up for us next year.

Instead, we will be offering ...

Pool Preserve Snapshot

Pool Preserve Snapshot

May 02, 2020

The Pool Preserve in Union is a little three-acre gem on a wild section of the Georges River. There is a very short walk to the river from Sennebec Road, soon to be filled with lush spring green and rusty relics from the Georges River Canal of old.

The avid hikers of Maine by Foot ...

How to Safely Spend Time Outside

How to Safely Spend Time Outside

April 03, 2020

We know that during these challenging times, everyone wants to get outside and recharge. One challenge we all face right now is how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly during this civil state of emergency.

All of our publicly accessible preserves and the Georges Highland Path are available for healthy outdoor recreation. Still, we all ...

Peace of Mind in Uncertain Times

Peace of Mind in Uncertain Times

March 20, 2020

The Georges River Land Trust family continues our mission to conserve land, protect resources and habitat, provide recreational opportunities, promote health, and educate about the intersection of art and nature throughout the Georges River Watershed.

Our office is closed while we work from home, but our network of preserves and trails remains OPEN as resources for ...

Long Cove Lands Forever Conserved

Long Cove Lands Forever Conserved

March 17, 2020

Long Cove in St. George is a special place. Thanks to the generosity of two landowners, nearly 3/4 of a mile of shore front and over 100 acres will never be developed. They each invited Georges River Land Trust to partner with them to ensure the land would remain as it is, through a ...

Langlais Art At Riley School

Langlais Art At Riley School

November 26, 2019

Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) is pleased to partner with The Riley School in Rockport, through the Langlais Art Loan Program. Several original paintings by Bernard Langlais, owned by the Georges River Land Trust and on loan from the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing now hang in the Pottery Studio, Young Children’s Room and Library ...