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JANUARY 2019
2018 Volunteer Party
Annual Celebration of 100+ GRLT Volunteers at Steel House South
 
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From left: John Anders (Trails Manager), Cathy Lookabaugh (Trekkers), Brent West (Stewardship Program Manager), Amanda Chen (Trekkers Intern helping GRLT)

A WORD FROM  INTERN AMANDA CHEN       
My experience at GRLT has taught me so much about the land and the functions of a land trust.  I experienced  how a land trust evaluates land for conservation, and more!  I admire how much dedication the Land Trust puts into conserving  our watershed. Amanda Chen is a high school senior at The School of Math and Science in Limestone, and a member of Trekkers.

 

 

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From left: Brothers Fred Walker and John Walker at their recent closing.

WALKER EASEMENT 
We recently closed on an addition of 43 acres to our existing 132-acre Walker Easement in Owls Head. The land will remain in family ownership, with several members in residence, and the rest in conservation.   We are so pleased to have assisted in supporting the Walker family legacy, while simultaneously protecting  ecologically-significant land in Owls Head.
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Farmers Kelly and Oliver Perkins, with baby daughter Heidi, on their farmstead in Hope.
TAYLOR PLACE FARM CLOSING
Along with Kelly and Oliver Perkins, we are pleased to announce the permanent protection of Taylor Place Farm, 125 acres of farm fields, woodland, and blueberry barrens on the southern slope of Philbrook Mountain in Hope. The Perkins were able to purchase the farm from Bill & Judith Jones with help from Maine Farmland Trust, and to permanently protect it as farmland with GRLT's  assistance.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
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FUN FACTS FOR KIDS: ANIMALS' AMAZING ADAPTATIONS

Join Georges River Land Trust for a family-friendly event about Animals’ Amazing Adaptations. Bring your kids and grandkids and meet at the Searsmont Town Library on Tuesday, February 19, at 10 am. Snow date is Thursday, February 21.
 
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THE QUINTESSENTIAL GUIDE TO HIKING MAINE
Author/editor Carey Kish will lead us on a whirlwind tour of mountain hiking in Maine through incredible pictures and lively stories, and will have signed copies of the Maine Mountain Guide for sale. Join us for this fun and entertaining event at Maine Sport Outfitters, our partners for the weekend, at 115 Commercial St (Rte 1), Rockport on Saturday, March 23 at 10 am. Maine Sport Outfitters will donate a percentage of their sales on March 22-24 to Georges River Land Trust! So if you are looking for a new kayak or any other significant purchase, please shop on these dates to create a gift to local conservation and trails!
 
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WATERLOVERS! MEET THE ST. GEORGE RIVER CANOE TRAIL                             
Join us at Maine Sport Outfitters, our partners for the weekend, at 115 Commercial St (Rte 1), Rockport, for a dry tour of the new river canoe trail led by Meg Rasmussen our Executive Director on Sunday, March 24 at 1 pm. She’ll give you a photographic overview of the area featured in our new river trail map covering 36 miles for those interested in canoeing and kayaking this beautiful river. We’ll have copies on hand of the printable brochure that shows the river in four sections and highlights access points, rapids, portages and historical points of interest. It’s never too early to start planning your boating season on the St. George River!
     
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