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Georges River Land Trust
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.

Georges River Land Trust has received a gift of reusable shopping bags courtesy of Eastern Tire and Auto Service of Rockland in support of the Land Trust’s greater mission to protect the environment. They are currently available for distribution to members and supporters at the Land Trust’s office on the second floor ...

Taylor Place Farm Protected in Hope

Taylor Place Farm Protected in Hope

January 18, 2019

Georges River Land Trust, and Kelly and Oliver Perkins, who run a farming business called A Small Good that produces charcuterie, are pleased to announce the permanent protection of Taylor Place Farm, 125 acres of farm fields, woodland, and blueberry barrens on the southern slope of Philbrook Mountain in Hope. Formerly owned ...

Walker Family Legacy and Easement Expanded

Walker Family Legacy and Easement Expanded

January 17, 2019

Georges River Land Trust recently closed on an addition of 43 acres to their existing 132-acre Walker Easement in Owls Head. Connected to an unbroken 788-acre roadless stretch of woodland that is incredibly valuable for a broad range of species in finding food, breeding sites, and winter shelter, the Walker Easement is steeped in family ...

GRLT Offers Winter Trail Access

GRLT Offers Winter Trail Access

January 03, 2019

Georges River Land Trust invites the public to strap on their snowshoes, skis, and snow pants and enjoy our preserved land and trails this winter. We are plowing numerous trail heads to allow the public to get out and enjoy the snow. These areas are free and open for you to explore. This ...

Gift of Wheelchair Aids Accessibility

Gift of Wheelchair Aids Accessibility

September 27, 2018

The ADA pathway at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing is newly augmented by the long-term loan of a wheelchair from Carol Rohl.

Having made her way around the sculpture path on a crisp fall morning, Carol was pleased to think that this wheelchair can help others have the same experience of seeing Langlais’ ...

New Partner in Langlais Art Loan Program

New Partner in Langlais Art Loan Program

September 19, 2018

The Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) is pleased to partner with MCH, Inc., based in Rockland, through the Langlais Art Loan Program. Several original paintings by Bernard Langlais, owned by the Georges River Land Trust, now hang at the Rankin Center and the Methodist Conference Home in Rockland on loan from the Langlais ...

Business After Hours at Langlais Sculpture Preserve

Business After Hours at Langlais Sculpture Preserve

August 30, 2018

Georges River Land Trust will host Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event on Wednesday, September 12 from 5 to 7 pm at Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing, just 3 miles down the peninsula from the Maine State Prison Showroom in Thomaston. Parking is limited and guests are encouraged to ...

New Thomaston Bike Trail Underway

New Thomaston Bike Trail Underway

August 10, 2018

Georges River Land Trust thanks Sidecountry Sports owners Andrew Dailey and Brian Kelley for their generous contribution of $10,000 to the Connecting Community to Town Forests Initiative.

This project, the result of a longstanding working relationship between Georges River Land Trust and the Thomaston Conservation Commission, is a collaborative effort to engage local youth ...

Sticks and Stones Opening Reception

May 17, 2018

Join Georges River Land Trust at the opening reception for Cushing artist David Sears‘ wooden sculpture and paintings exhibition at the Cushing Historical Society‘s Barn at 17 Hathorne Point Road on Friday, July 13, from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibition continues on July 14 and 15 from 10 am to 4 pm ...

SUFU’s Land Trust Day at Langlais Sculpture Preserve

SUFU’s Land Trust Day at Langlais Sculpture Preserve

May 16, 2018

Georges River Land Trust will host Speaking Up for Us (SUFU’s) Land Trust Day on June 13 at Langlais Sculpture Preserve. Speaking Up for Us (SUFU), is a statewide organization run by, and for, adults who live with developmental disabilities.

SUFU is committed to finding a voice for its community to “speak up” about issues ...

Canoe & New Brew Party!

Canoe & New Brew Party!

May 10, 2018

Georges River Land Trust and Lake St. George (LSG) Brewing Company will co-host a special “Paddle & New Brew” Memorial Day weekend fundraiser for GRLT on Saturday, May 26, at LSG Brewing Company, 4 Marshall Shore Road (Sherman’s Corner), in Liberty. The public is invited to attend.

The day will begin with a paddle on ...

Summer Art Camp for Kids

Summer Art Camp for Kids

May 05, 2018

In 2018, Georges River Land Trust and Leaps of Imagination will offer a series of 6 week-long summer art camps for kids age 8 to 12 at Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing, beginning on June 18 from 9 am to noon, Monday through Friday, and continuing through August 3. Weekly enrollment is $160 per ...

GRLT Joins Tenants Harbor Clean Up

GRLT Joins Tenants Harbor Clean Up

May 03, 2018

Help us keep the Maine coast clean! We’re joining United By Blue and area partners for a cleanup of the islands off the coast of Tenants Harbor on Sunday, June 10th. The stunning natural beauty of the islands attracts thousands of people and migratory species to the area every year, making Tenants Harbor a hub ...

Earth Day Trash Pick Up Totals

Earth Day Trash Pick Up Totals

April 26, 2018

On Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, volunteers took to the Rockland shoreline, along the Rockland Harbor Trail, Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston, and the commercial stretch of Route One in Thomaston to pick up trash. The totals were staggering. In less than a mile stretch along the Harbor Trail, over 1,500 cigarette butts were collected, the ...