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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...