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SEPTEMBER 2018
FINAL Leaders
Meg Rasmussen and Alvin Chase Set the Course
 
Boys on Bikes
From left:  Andrew Dailey, GRLT's Trail Manager John Anders, and Brian Kelley.
 

THOMASTON BIKE TRAIL
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 is a life-changing project," said Andrew, "and Sidecountry is proud to partner with Georges River Land Trust."
Be sure to check out their shops in Rockland and Belfast for all your biking needs.

Ribbon Cutting final
Board members Lucy Abisalih (far left) and Adam Marcus (back row, far left); and  Executive Director Meg Rasmussen (center), and staffers Brent West and Annette Naegel (far right) cut the ribbon.
 

ROBBINS MOUNTAIN TRAIL AT CROSS CUSHING PRESERVE
Many Cross Cushing supporters attended a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony, guided trail hike, and celebratory gathering at Lucy & Tom Abisalih's. Thank you all!
 
All The Buzz 2018 057
Guests gather round as Thomaston Place Auction Galleries' John Bottero prepares to auction the 9 pieces donated by prominent area artists. Laura Cabot Catering, Bel Isle Trio, and The Rock Coast Rollers all helped make the evening a great success.
ALL THE BUZZ! 
Pictured left are some of the guests who attended the Land Trust's recent benefit art auction in conjunction with The Kelpie Gallery  at Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing. More than $30,000 was raised. Thanks all!
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
SEPT
13

THE LAST HURRAH
Don't miss this end-of-summer boat ride on the Monhegan Boat Line’s Elizabeth Ann featuring oysters, signature drinks, and other yummies, on Thursday, September 13, from 4 to 6 pm. Tickets for the fundraising cruise are $75 general admission, $67.50 for Georges River Land Trust members, and are currently available at http://www.georgesriver.org/event/the-last-hurrah/  or by phoning 594-5166.
 
SEPT
15

INVASIVE PLANT WALK
Georges River Land Trust and the St. George Conservation Commission will co-host a walk on the Fort Point Trail in St. George on Saturday, September 15, from 10 to 11:30 am to identify and discuss native and invasive plants found in the midcoast. The walk features Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist with the Maine Natural Areas Program in the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and will help people improve their confidence in identifying the most common and emerging invasive plants and recommendations on how to remove and dispose of them, and is free and open to the public.
 
SEPT
27 & 29

APPLE FEST AT LANGLAIS SCULPTURE PRESERVE
On Thursday, September 27 from 5 to 6:30 pm at Langlais Sculpture Preserve, legendary John Bunker will present Saving our Apple Heritage. Bunker is known in Maine as “The Apple Whisperer,” or simply “The Apple Guy,” and, after laboring for years in semi-obscurity, has never been in more demand. On Saturday September 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 am Waite Maclin, aka Pastor Chuck and his Pastor Chuck's organic apple products, will make a repeat performance at Langlais Sculpture Preserve for his annual apple cider pressing. Fall oriented activities suited for children will also be available during this Apple Fest morning. 
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