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Georges River Land Trust

Conserving landscapes and water resources of the Georges River watershed directly supports the health and well-being of our families and communities. There are many interesting and fun volunteering opportunities through the Land Trust that allow you to make real-world impacts on our 144,000-acre watershed. We invite you to join us!

Volunteer opportunities span from simple one-day events to joining the leadership team and helping to plan our future. You’ll have fun, meet interesting people, and enrich your life – all while adding to the yearly efforts of our community!

Click on the volunteer opportunities below to see more detailed descriptions of how you can come and have fun and learn about conservation, stewardship, and outdoor recreation.

Trail Maintenance


Do you enjoy hiking in Mid-coast Maine and want to give everyone the chance to experience our natural areas? Become a trail volunteer to contribute to their success and sustainability! Georges River Land Trust offers a variety of opportunities for volunteers to help take care of trails.

  • Trail Adopters are very important to ensure trail conditions are safe, taking on a section of trail or preserve to walk frequently, keep clear and report back any large issues.
  • Join our “Stew Crew,” a committed group of volunteers meeting each Thursday morning to take on projects from trail clearing to bridge building in all parts of the Georges River watershed.
  • Additional projects are held on weekends and other times to meet every schedule.
  • If you have specialized skills in carpentry, mapping, outdoors education or other fields, we would love to find a place for you!

Please contact Matt Bonner, Trails and Public Access Manager, at matt@grlt.org.

Land Stewardship


When we say “protected forever” we mean forever. Stewardship activities conducted by the Land Trust are critical to promote climate resilience and ecological sustainability here in our watershed. You can help steward more than 50 protected properties in the Georges River watershed region, including farms, scenic sites, historic places, woodlands and shorefront properties. You will enjoy providing critical annual monitoring in a spectacular part of our watershed, learn about the intricacies of our conservation process, work with our staff, as well as getting to know the property’s owner.

Volunteer projects to support our stewardship efforts on 4,000+ acres of conserved lands, include:

  • invasive plant patrol
  • boundary field work
  • management plan field work
  • annual monitoring
  • mapping
  • baseline assistance
  • report writing/editing
  • water quality monitoring

Please contact Irene Flynn, Stewardship Manager, at irene@grlt.org.


Outreach Ambassadors

outreachWe are always looking for members and friends to help share the watershed story with the public. If you have a special interest that you think would be a good event for the public, give us a call. We need help planning our yearly events covering topics such as the natural history of the region, leading a hike or paddle, or organizing roadside clean-ups along our preserves – or bring a fresh idea to the table! Bring your special knowledge to a fun event and watch the light come on for others.


Office Volunteer

officeIf helping out “behind the scenes” interests you, we have lots to do throughout the year in our busy office. While surrounded by maps of the watershed and pictures of its natural beauty, you can help us keep organized and efficient as we work to protect the stunning corner of the world. Graphic design, data entry, filing, mailings, photocopying, and much more. It’s a great way to get to know our staff, work with other volunteers, and keep us operating at top efficiency.

Please contact our Administrative Assistant at info@grlt.org.


If any of these opportunities appeal to you, or if you have a great idea about other ways you can help protect and share this incredible watershed, please contact us today!