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Georges River Land Trust
Langlais Property in Cushing Gifted to Georges River Land Trust

Langlais Property in Cushing Gifted to Georges River Land Trust

November 18, 2015

The Georges River Land Trust announced the donation of the studio and home of nationally renowned artist Bernard Langlais to the Land Trust by the Wisconsin-based Kohler Foundation. The November 18 transfer of the 90-acre property to the Georges River Land Trust represents the culmination of three years of art conservation dedicated to the works ...

Welcome New Board Members

October 08, 2015

The Land Trust is pleased to announce that David Williams and Paul Sampson were elected to the Board of Directors at our annual meeting on September 15, 2015.

David Williams is the founder of Williams CPA Group, LLC. David grew up in Camden and spent much of his youth traipsing through the woods and canoeing the ...

Working With Our Neighbors

Working With Our Neighbors

June 29, 2015

With two great land trusts to either side of us, Coastal Mountains Land Trust (CMLT) and Medomak Valley Land Trust (MVLT), we are always looking for new ways to collaborate.

So far in 2015, our joint efforts have included a wide variety of events that display the breadth of our collaboration. In early June, we ...

Restoration and Energy Performance at Langlais

Restoration and Energy Performance at Langlais

April 30, 2015

Are you curious about what is happening at the future Langlais Sculpture Preserve? The lovely and classic 19th century farmhouse that sites atop of a ledge outcrop had been home to Bernard and Helen for many years and was most recently the residence for Colby College’s curator, Hannah Blunt. Now, with ...

2015 Membership Drive Kicks Off

2015 Membership Drive Kicks Off

March 30, 2015

It’s time to look forward to our busy spring and summer seasons and all of our exciting upcoming projects! With a gift to our membership fund, you will lead the way in supporting significant conservation work over the coming months. We are asking you to give this spring to enable us to accomplish even more ...

Georges River Artist-in-Residence is Announced for 2015

Georges River Artist-in-Residence is Announced for 2015

February 27, 2015

The Georges River Land Trust and the K2 Family Foundation are pleased to introduce their 2015 Artist-in-Residence, George Mason of Damariscotta Mills. Mason is the third artist-in-residence of this partnership that offers professional visual artists, performing artists, and writers the opportunity to pursue their artistic disciplines while being inspired by the Georges River watershed’s extraordinary ...

Georges River Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Georges River Land Trust Earns National Recognition

December 19, 2014

Georges River Land Trust has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.

“We are very excited and honored to be receive this national recognition,” said Jim Robbins, Board President of Georges River Land Trust. “We are so grateful to our members ...

The Kelpie Gallery Supports Conservation

October 07, 2014

On Saturday, September 13 The Kelpie Gallery in the Weskeag Village of South Thomaston presented Wet Paint on the ‘Weskeag!, a fundraiser for the Georges River Land Trust. Participating artists created works of art on lands surrounding the Weskeag River, which were auctioned off that evening to an enthusiastic crowd. The auction brought ...

Georges River Land Trust Applies for Accreditation

Georges River Land Trust Applies for Accreditation

April 08, 2014

The Georges River Land Trust is pleased to announce that it is applying for accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Land trusts who meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places forever are recognized with accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. As part of the application process, we invite you to comment ...

Bernard Langlais: Restoring and Preserving the Legacy

Bernard Langlais: Restoring and Preserving the Legacy

February 27, 2014

We are excited to share this short film about renowned Maine artist, Bernard “Blackie” Langlais. “Blackie” created over 3,000 indoor and outdoor works of art during his lifetime, many of them constructed in response to his surrounding landscape at his Cushing homestead. Unique, edgy and very creative, he created pieces on the land that are ...

Eastern Tire Sales Support Conservation

Eastern Tire Sales Support Conservation

September 04, 2013

Eastern Tire Inc. in Rockland donated $5 to Georges River Land Trust for every Michelin tire sold between August 22 and September 24, 2013. Thank you all for buying your tires because Eastern Tire just sent us a check for $450! Georges River Land Trust is grateful to Eastern Tire for their long ...

Land Trust Aids Owls Head Conservation Commission

Land Trust Aids Owls Head Conservation Commission

July 16, 2013

The Georges River Land Trust is happy to be assisting the Owls Head Conservation Commission with a community conservation project. We are lending our expertise in land conservation to this effort led by Owls Head volunteers to purchase the “Owls Head Village Common”, a small parcel in the town center that will be a place ...

Trolley Marsh Preserve Purchased by Land Trust

Trolley Marsh Preserve Purchased by Land Trust

April 25, 2013

Over one hundred acres of open fields, young hardwood forests, mature pine, wetlands, perennial streams and marshland are now conserved by the Georges River Land Trust as a permanent asset to the Warren community and surrounding area for local residents to visit and explore. With grant funding from the Maine Natural Resources Conservation Program and ...

Conserving the Langlais Estate in Cushing

Conserving the Langlais Estate in Cushing

March 12, 2013

Georges River Land Trust is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Colby College Museum of Art and the Kohler Foundation. We are working together to protect the Cushing, ME, estate of Bernard “Blackie” Langlais for conservation and to create a public sculpture park. Blackie Langlais (1921-77), ...

Georges River Land Trust to Acquire New Parcel of Land

Georges River Land Trust to Acquire New Parcel of Land

January 18, 2013

The Georges River Land Trust, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve the wilderness along the Georges River, is poised to acquire a large section of estuarial wetlands along the river in Warren. The land, which belongs to a collection of relatives from a family, comprises 113 acres of the sensitive marine habitat that ...

Working Forestland Conserved in Appleton

Working Forestland Conserved in Appleton

January 11, 2013

A local family-run business, Robbins Lumber Company, recently donated a conservation easement to the Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) on extensive riverfront and woodland property in Appleton. For the past five generations, Robbins Lumber has been responsibly managing 28,000 acres of woodlands in Maine, and has received several national and state awards for ...

New Artist-in-Residence Program Announced

New Artist-in-Residence Program Announced

November 27, 2012

Artists have long been inspired by the natural beauty of Maine, and the midcoast has a particularly long and strong tradition of place-inspired artmaking. The Georges River Land Trust and K2 Family Foundation are pleased to announce a new partnership to offer an artist-in-residence program to begin in summer 2013. The artist-in-residence program offers professional ...

Georges River Land Trust Receives 2012 The Art of Stewardship Award

July 26, 2012

The Georges River Land Trust has been selected as the recipient of The Art of Stewardship 2012 Recognition Award by The Art of Stewardship, a private foundation established by the Greg Mort family. This award is made annually to an organization or individual that exemplifies the mission of The Art of Stewardship, which is to ...