Stewardship Sunday at Connor Mill Trail

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Bacon Brook will soon have a new bridge thanks to a grant from the LL Bean Maine Land Trust Grant Program!

Help us spruce up the far reaches of the Connor Mill Trail along Sandy Stream as we prepare to install a new bridge over Bacon Brook and reopen this much-loved trail. All are welcome!  Long pants recommended in anticipation of poison ivy (which is having a banner year!). For more information contact Susan at susan@sebasticookrlt.org or call 948-3766.

Story Map Launched

Visit the SRLT’s Community Lands with our new StoryMap!  Check it out here.

Thanks to the good work of Unity College student Stefanie Burchill and Assistant Professor of Environmental Communication James Spartz, the SRLT has another way to show off our Community Lands.  In words and photos, Stefanie’s StoryMap highlights many of the lands forever conserved for community enjoyment.  We look forward to continuing to develop this fun new tool and extend our gratitude to Stefanie and James for the hours of work invested in this project.

Paddle & Picnic 9 AM June 18

Learn about the fish and wildlife and storied history of our great River on a guided paddle from Benton Falls to Winslow. Our guides will include historian Kerry Hardy, fish biologist Nate Gray and ornithologist Tom Aversa. The event will end with a locally sourced lunch at Fort Halifax park in Winslow. Call to reserve your space. We anticipate most people will provide their own boats but we will assist with filling empty seats … FMI 948-3766 or email Susan. 13173707_1187441681267250_484524398466608510_n

Conservation Corridor Grows in Unity

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UNITY, Maine – Conservationists are celebrating completion of a land acquisition that will create a 1,500-acre corridor of permanently conserved land in Waldo County for hikers, hunters, bird watchers and others to enjoy.

The purchase of 150 acres along Bog Brook was completed March 30 by Unity-based Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, along with its partners The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Sebasticook Regional Land Trust Executive Director Jennifer Irving said sellers Jackie (Rines) Ingraham and sister Linda (Rines) Berry liked the idea of placing the acreage into permanent conservation as a way to honor their family’s’ love of nature and wildlife.

The newly conserved acreage will be called The Rines Wetlands and Wildlife Preserve.  read more

Friendly Foraging

We appreciate that fiddlehead dish as much as anyone else, but we must ask that foragers refrain from using the Connor Mill Trail in Unity to access this springtime delicacy.

fiddleheadThe Connor Mill Trail in Unity is located on private land. Visitors are asked to use only the marked trail – and there is no legal access to the surrounding property. Foraging for fiddleheads is not an allowable use.

Please honor the generosity of these private landowners and safeguard our ability to share this special trail.

Before foraging anywhere, be sure you have landowner permission.