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Georges River Land Trust
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 ...

Sam Vail, Director of Development

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. “Volunteers, ...

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

May 04, 2020

Georges River Land Trust is pleased to release our 2020 virtual Garden Tour film “Secret Gardens of the Watershed.”

Please consider making a donation today – as if you were buying a Garden Tour ticket – to support conservation in our watershed.

Donate Now | Thank ...

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 ...

Langlais Native Plants for Pollinators

Langlais Native Plants for Pollinators

October 11, 2019

In 2018, we partnered with the Maine Master Gardener Volunteer program to create a design for a native plant pollinator garden at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve. To enhance the welcoming feel of the entrance to the Preserve, and take advantage of the space as an educational opportunity, the garden was planned for the 75 sq. ...

Trail Work

Trail Work

October 08, 2019

GRLT Trails Manager John Anders is busy out on the trails with his volunteer crew cleaning up getting ready for a beautiful spring hiking on our ever expanding trail network. Here they are on the Thorndike Trail on Ragged ...

GRLT Applies for Renewal of Accreditation

GRLT Applies for Renewal of Accreditation

August 30, 2019

Land trusts who meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever are recognized with accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

Georges River Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of ...

Sidecountry Sports Pledges $10k to Trails Program

Sidecountry Sports Pledges $10k to Trails Program

August 02, 2019

Georges River Land Trust thanks Sidecountry Sports owners Andrew Dailey and Brian Kelley for their generous pledge of $10,000 to the trails program! Georges River Land Trust manages over 60 miles of hiking trails. Recently, the Land Trust started building multi-use trails in the Thomaston Town forest.

These trails are aimed at ...

Bok Family Expands Trail and Conservation on Ragged Mountain

Bok Family Expands Trail and Conservation on Ragged Mountain

July 26, 2019

Mary Bok, who lives along the slope of Ragged Mountain, recently completed two closely related conservation projects to further conserve the northern end of Ragged Mountain and ensure the public’s long-term access to this beautiful land. Georges River Land Trust is pleased to announce the permanent protection of 28 acres of woodland along the Georges ...

Remembering Dana Gibson

Remembering Dana Gibson

June 24, 2019

Dana Gibson has recently passed away; here is his obituary. Dana was a generous long-time friend of GRLT. He and his wife Kay also donated 125 acres along the Georges River in Searsmont which became the Gibson Preserve. Along with the gift of land came significant funding for stewardship, and Dana was always engaged and ...

Wolf Family Donates Art Object to Langlais Sculpture Preserve

Wolf Family Donates Art Object to Langlais Sculpture Preserve

June 23, 2019

Georges River Land Trust was recently gifted a unique art object from the Wolf family, a colorful vest designed by Bernard Langlais in 1976 for William “Billy” Wolf, the Wolf family patriarch. It was unveiled at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing, and is now on display in Bernard Langlais’ studio, which is open for ...

Eric Hopkins Donates to All The Buzz

Eric Hopkins Donates to All The Buzz

May 13, 2019

Well-known artist Eric Hopkins, shown here with Georges River Land Trust’s Director of Development Tobin Malone, has generously donated one of his works for auction at the land trust’s July fundraiser All The Buzz! Thank you, Eric. Mostly based on North Haven, Eric also maintains studio and gallery space at 120 Tillson Avenue in Rockland ...

Summer Camp is Back!

Summer Camp is Back!

April 02, 2019

In the spirit of renowned local artist Bernard Langlais, children will be natural artists and explorers while enjoying the glorious setting of the 90-acre Langlais Sculpture Preserve.
Each week is a new adventure in arts and nature. The creative freedom and boundless joy of Bernard Langlais’ spirit inspires us to think outside the box, and ...

Land Trust Loses Champion

Land Trust Loses Champion

February 07, 2019

Georges River Land Trust lost a quiet, influential, and important community member last week, Wickham Skinner. Wick’s resume was a long one of excellence in teaching, corporate governance, and community involvement, and will, we know, be celebrated in his obituary and memorial service. We just want to express our appreciation for our ...

Georges River Hosts Trekkers Intern

Georges River Hosts Trekkers Intern

February 06, 2019

Georges River Land Trust was recently privileged to host Trekkers’ high school senior Amanda Chen for a one-week internship in support of the Land Trust’s ongoing conservation programming. A student at The School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone, Amanda grew up in Thomaston, and has been connected to Trekkers since middle school.