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Georges River Land Trust
900 Visit the Sacred Art Tour

900 Visit the Sacred Art Tour

April 08, 2018

For the first time ever, eight Tibetan Buddhist refugee monks traveled from India to midcoast Maine as part of their 13-month tour of the US. The Sacred Art Tour brings awareness to the plight of Tibetans, as well as a profound experience in the ancient lessons of impermanence, compassion and peace. The monks created an ...

Ceramics for Conservation

Ceramics for Conservation

March 14, 2018

This past fall, 120 art students from Medomak Valley High School arrived at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve on three school buses to explore the Preserve and examine the sculptures as inspiration for their ceramics class. They were responding to a request from the Land Trust to stop using plastic and create a zero-waste facility. ...

Partners for New Mountain Bike Trails

Partners for New Mountain Bike Trails

March 14, 2018

Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) is launching the development of mountain bike trails in the Thomaston Town Forest, with a collaborative partnership between the Town of Thomaston, McNEMBA (Midcoast New England Mountain Bike Association), Sidecountry Sports, as well as other local businesses and organizations. The terrain is well suited to host all-season mountain ...

New SnowDog Clears the Way for Groomed Trails

New SnowDog Clears the Way for Groomed Trails

March 07, 2018

Georges River Land Trust has partnered with Sidecountry Sports, Bay Chiropractic Center, Chris Rogers and Midcoast Maine NEMBA (New England Mountain Bike Association) to purchase a SnowDog. The versatility of this machine will make tract trail grooming perfect for winter running, fat biking, cross county skiing, and hiking. The vision for ...

Oral History About Langlais’ Time in Cushing

Oral History About Langlais’ Time in Cushing

February 22, 2018

In collaboration with Meghan Vigeant of Stories To Tell, we are recording stories of Langlais’ time in Cushing from the people who knew him and visited the property. We were delighted to have Meghan at our grand opening of the Langlais Sculpture Preserve last September. She was all set up to record the ...

Nature and Art Education in Cushing

Nature and Art Education in Cushing

February 17, 2018

The Georges River Land Trust has partnered with the Cushing Community School to develop a new after school program at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve. Beginning with an introduction and tour of the six Langlais sculptures that are on permanent display at the school, children are learning about the connection to nature and art through ...

New Art Loan Program

New Art Loan Program

January 15, 2018

The Georges River Land Trust is pleased to pilot a new Langlais Art Loan Program. The Loan Program, with assistance from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, has allowed the Land Trust to prepare some of the works of Bernard “Blackie” Langlais for display and share his creative genius in the community.

The gift of ...

Integral Parcel in Bridging Two Rivers Conserved!

Integral Parcel in Bridging Two Rivers Conserved!

January 05, 2018

It isn’t often that two local non-profits can benefit from a single gift, one that contributes to the essential missions of both organizations. In December 2017, the Georges River Land Trust and Midcoast Habitat for Humanity received a donation that allowed for the purchase of a 57-acre parcel in the center of the ...

Georges River Land Trust Offers Winter Trail Access

Georges River Land Trust Offers Winter Trail Access

January 03, 2018

The public is invited to strap on their snowshoes, skis, and snow pants and enjoy our preserved land this winter. Georges River Land Trust is plowing numerous trailheads to allow the public to get out and enjoy the snow. These areas are free and open for you to explore. This year we ...

GRLT welcomes LEAPS of IMAGINATION to Cushing!

GRLT welcomes LEAPS of IMAGINATION to Cushing!

December 19, 2017

GRLT is pleased to be partnering with LEAPS of IMAGINATION through youth arts programming at Langlais Sculpture Preserve. Fourth graders from St. George Elementary School enjoyed a day of outdoor exploration, art projects, mindfulness, and inspiration.

LEAPS of IMAGINATION brings local Maine mentor artists together with elementary school students and teachers in a collaborative ...

New Coffee Supports Conservation

New Coffee Supports Conservation

November 27, 2017

The Georges River Land Trust is announcing a partnership with Rock City Roasters of Rockland to develop a new coffee blend that supports the ongoing conservation work of the Land Trust.

“We are pleased to offer this special roast to the community, that also recognizes the good work of the Georges River Land Trust,” says Susanne ...

Easement in Lincolnville Transferred to CMLT

Easement in Lincolnville Transferred to CMLT

November 07, 2017

After ten years of stewarding the conservation easement on the Dickerson-Redfield-Lipmanowicz property in Lincolnville, the Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) transferred the easement to Coastal Mountains Land Trust (CMLT). The purpose of the conservation easement is to permanently protect 120 acres of natural, agricultural, forestry, and scenic resources, including prime farmland soils and mature ...

Land Trust to Celebrate 30 Years with Boat Trip

Land Trust to Celebrate 30 Years with Boat Trip

August 10, 2017

Georges River Land Trust invites members and friends to get out their boat togs and dancing shoes to celebrate 30 years of conservation along the Georges River. The anniversary celebration will be held at the Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding boatyard in Thomaston on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

The afternoon event will begin at 2:45 pm with ...

Save the date: 4th Annual Wet Paint Art Auction

Save the date: 4th Annual Wet Paint Art Auction

June 22, 2017

What began three years ago as an innovative idea with only a few weeks to pull off has blossomed into midcoast Maine’s premier art auction and a sustainable annual fundraising event celebrating the beauty of the Weskeag and Georges River region through art. The Kelpie Gallery of South Thomaston will present the fourth annual ...

New Reception to Follow Gardens in the Watershed Tour

New Reception to Follow Gardens in the Watershed Tour

June 14, 2017

The eagerly awaited 26th annual Georges River Land Trust Gardens in the Watershed tour will take place on Sunday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. rain or shine, in the middle reaches of the Georges River watershed. New this year will be a gourmet reception immediately following the tour at Randall’s Hill ...

Eastern Tire Sponsors GRLT's 30th Anniversary

Eastern Tire Sponsors GRLT’s 30th Anniversary

May 19, 2017

Eastern Tire & Auto Service recently presented a check to Georges River Land Trust as sponsors of their 30th Anniversary. Since 1987, the Georges River Land Trust has protected 3,700 acres of natural habitat, woodlands, wetlands, agricultural lands, shorefronts, and scenic properties important to the citizens and 14 towns in the Georges River watershed.

Eastern ...

Seeking a New Executive Director

Seeking a New Executive Director

May 06, 2017

Georges River Land Trust is seeking an energetic and experienced individual who is passionate about conservation to serve as Executive Director. Click here for more information. Please share this news with anyone you think might be interested in joining our conservation team!

Sponsors Support Land Trust’s Conservation Efforts

April 12, 2017

First National Bank and First Advisors representatives recently presented a check to Georges River Land Trust as lead sponsors of this year’s Gardens in the Watershed tour. This year marks the tour’s 26th anniversary and will showcase five gardens in the middle watershed on Sunday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Funds ...

12 Ways to Give to Georges River Land Trust

December 21, 2016

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You can help us conserve the places you love in the Georges River Watershed region by supporting our work to:

  • Maintain 3,800 acres in permanent conservation
  • Provide 60 miles of trails
2015: An Important Year for Conservation

2015: An Important Year for Conservation

February 08, 2016

In 2015, Georges River Land Trust partnered with a municipality, a multi-generational family owned business, and several landowners to secure 104 additional acres of conservation land throughout the watershed. Two of our preserves gained valuable acreage with generous donations from neighboring landowners and two easements in the middle and lower watershed will ensure working forests ...