WINTER FILM SERIES: IN THE BLOOD
Friday, February 22, 7 PM (Rescheduled from Feb. 8)
Join us at The Highlands Coffee House in Thomaston for a free screening of IN THE BLOOD, a documentary about Maine lumbermen and river drivers. This film is an entertaining and engaging illustration of the lumbermen who lived in the Maine woods around the turn of the century. It was upon the backs of these men that a large part of Maine’s economy was established, and to whom many Maine cities owe their existence. In illustrating these characters, a vital and must-know chapter in Maine’s history is investigated and uncovered.
WINTER FILM SERIES: TURNING TAIL, THE ATLANTIC SALMON’S GREAT NEW LEAP
Friday, March 8, 7 PM
Join us at The Highlands Coffee House in Thomaston for a free screening of TURNING TAIL. Throughout the east coast of North America, from Long Island Sound to the northern most point of Labrador, if you look closely, you will find the chrome beauty known as Salmo salar. The Atlantic salmon is arguably the holy grail of freshwater angling, a cultural icon and a great indicator of the effect of man’s troubled history with his natural environment.
THE HEALTH OF MAINE’S MIDCOAST ESTUARIES IN THE AGE OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
Friday, March 14, 6:30-8 PM
Jon Eaton with the Georges River Tidewater Association will talk about what the organization has learned about the health of the St. George River estuary through their monitoring efforts over the last 25 years. Meet in the Community Room of the Rockland Public Library.
FIRESIDE POETRY TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY
Monday, April 22, 6:30-8 PM
Inspired by nature, celebrate Earth Day with a fireside poetry reading at the Rockland Library in conjunction with Rockland Poetry Month. Poets will share works inspired by the Georges River watershed. Event will be held in the reading room in the Rockland Public Library.
FROM FARM TO TABLE (Two-Part Event)
Friday, April 26, 7-8:30 PM
Part I – Local farmers will discuss how their food gets from the farm to your table. Plus, an inside look at the Good Tern Co-Op’s role in acquiring local food. Limited to 20 participants; call GRLT to register. Co-sponsored by the Good Tern Co-Op.
Saturday, April 27, 10 AM-Noon
Part II – Tour of Hatchet Cove Farm in Warren.
SPRING BIRD WALK AT THE PLEASANT POINT NATURE PRESERVE
Saturday, May 18, 7-9 AM
Join local bird enthusiast, Bill Goodwill at the Pleasant Point Nature Preserve in Cushing to spot migratory birds, especially warblers. Beginners and children welcome. Bring binoculars. From Route 1 in Thomaston, turn onto Wadsworth Street at the Maine State Prison store. Travel 6 miles as Wadsworth Street becomes Brooklyn Heights Road, which eventually becomes River Road. Turn left onto Pleasant Point Road at Fayles general store. Continue for 5 miles and turn left onto Stone’s Point Road. (Ignore the first sign for Stone’s Point Road. It is a loop that intersects with Pleasant Point Road twice. You want the lower intersection.) Parking is available in a small, grassy area on the left on Stone’s Point Road, just after turning off from Pleasant Point Road.
HISTORY OF SHIPBUILDING ON THE ST. GEORGE RIVER
Thursday, June 13, 7 PM
Renny Stackpole, local historian, will talk about the ante-bellum period of shipbuilding and the impact of the Civil War on the industry. The letters of the Gilchrest family of Thomaston will be a major resource. Talk will be held at the Thomaston Historical Society.
PADDLE THE MIDDLE ST. GEORGE RIVER
Saturday, June 22, 10 AM
Intrepid paddler and volunteer extraordinare, Dick Matlack will lead canoeists and kayakers on an exploration of the middle section of the St. George River through White Oak Pond in Warren. Bring your boat, paddles, PFDs, lunch, water, and binoculars. We often see eagles, turtles, herons, and sometimes beavers! Call 594-5166 to register and get directions.
GARDENS IN THE WATERSHED TOUR
Sunday, July 14, 10 Am – 5 PM
It’s time to tour seven amazing gardens in the upper watershed of the St. George River. Mark your calendar for this not-to-be-missed event!
FAMILY BAREFOOT NATURE HIKE
Wednesday, July 31, 10 AM
It’s time to slow down and look at nature that surrounds your footsteps. We invite grandparents to bring their grandkids, take off your shoes, and get in touch with nature. Our staff will meet you at the Thorndike Brook trailhead of the Georges Highland Path on Hope Street in West Rockport. From the intersection of Routes 17 and 90, travel 2.5 miles north on Route 17 and turn right onto Hope Street. Travel 0.5 miles to the parking lot on the right.
GRLT ANNUAL MEETING
Date, time, location TBD
IN SEARCH OF THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT TREE
Saturday, September 14, 10 AM
Eric Evans, vice-president of the American Chestnut Foundation, will lead a hike on Frye Mountain in Montville to find American chestnut trees. Eric will explain the decline of the species, and efforts underway to restore them to their former range. Bring a lunch and water. From the intersection of Routes 3 and 220 in Liberty, follow 220 north for 6.5 miles to Walker Ridge Road on the right. Park at the Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife maintenance building lot.
ANNUAL GRLT VOLUNTEER CELEBRATION
Date, time, location TBD
This evening event is held in appreciation of our many volunteers who give their time and effort on behalf of all of our programs.