Sebasticook Regional Land Trust has a mission to recognize and conserve the rich wild and working landscape of Central Maine's Sebasticook River watershed.
Explore The Watershed With SRLT’s New Companion Site
An Award winning film by SRLT intern Spring 2014, Allison Perna
Paddle with Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA) at Branch Pond, Palermo, 2 p.m.
Hosts Gerry Saunders with SRLT and Bernice Nadler with SWLA will lead this family-friendly paddle, exploring the lake’s islands, nooks and crannies. You can expect to return to the launch no later than 5 p.m. The launch site is accessed from Branch Mills Road in Palermo, next to the Grange. Reports Gerry: “It looks like a driveway immediately next to the Grange building – about 100 yards to the parking area and a nice put-in.” NOTE: Participants SHOULD NOT park next to the old mill across the road from Branch Pond Flowers.
We are so grateful for the more than 100 people who annually invest energy and expertise in the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust. All those great volunteers are the reason we have more than 3600 acres of conserved lands, miles of trails, a boat launch, monthly events, and habitat restoration projects under way! Want to join the fun – and increase conservation and outdoor recreation in Central Maine? Join this great crew of volunteers! There are so many ways to contribute; here are just three of the upcoming opportunities.
Outreach Committee Meeting, 5:30 – 7 Tuesday, Sept. 1 at SRLT office, 93 Main St., Unity
Ever wonder who puts together all our great events? Come meet them! Have a suggestion for a hike, paddle or learning opportunity? Come tell us! Hear about upcoming events, meet some great people, and learn how you can help raise appreciation for Central Maine conservation activity. Visiting a meeting does not obligate you to joining a committee (though we of course hope you’ll consider it)!
Membership Celebration at Richardson Memorial Preserve, Saturday, Sept. 12.
Help plan and implement our annual local foods feast – this year outdoors on one of our conserved properties. From mailings to sign making, table setting to parking assistance, there’s so much to do to make this one of our best parties yet! Contact Jennifer to learn more.
Did you know Sebasticook Regional Land Trust owns 11 properties, located in not only Unity but also Burnham, Cambridge, Freedom, Hartland, Jackson and Stetson? These diverse holdings include an assortment of habitats and recreational opportunities. You can get to know these special places by volunteering as a property steward!
Some SRLT properties have trails and other public-access improvements. Some properties are managed just for wildlife while others include forestry and farming components. Some properties are open for hunting, while others are not. While each property is different, they all have two things in common: they are forever conserved for the benefit of people and wildlife, and the SRLT is responsible for their care.
SRLT property stewards help care for these important lands by taking walks and occasionally joining with other volunteers for larger projects like trail improvements, boundary marking or plant and wildlife surveys. There are no special skills required, simply a willingness to be outside and to submit a completed “stewardship visit” report – a brief record of your observations and suggestions.
We suggest properties with trails be visited quarterly, with semi-annual or annual visits for our unimproved or remote parcels. The SRLT provides an initial property orientation and ongoing support.
Interested in learning more? Please contact Jennifer at 948-3766 or by email.