Fall Harvest Fest

postcard_front-11-05-2016-cropped-01A Wild Edible Plants Workshop and Community Meal with SRLT

Come celebrate the abundance of the season with your local land trust!

Join us for a hands-on wild edible plants workshop at 3:15 at the Dirigo Grange in Freedom Village and stay for a celebratory dinner at 5:30, followed by our annual meeting. Learn about how to identify and use local wild edibles while having a great time with your friends and neighbors—and helping us keep our community lands accessible and healthy for generations to come!

We’ll explore easy-to-find local roots, berries, nuts, and seeds that you can incorporate into your traditional autumn cookery, and we’ll prepare samples to share with everyone at our 5:30 community meal, prepared by local chef Frank Giglio. We will be honoring outgoing Executive Director Jennifer Irving.

The event is FREE for members and $25 for nonmembers. All profits support this stellar local non-profit! RSVPs are a must as space is limited, so please call 948-3766 or  email susan@sebasticookrlt.org by October 31 to let us know you’ll be joining us for the workshop, the meal, or both. Bring your questions and ideas about wild foods, land access, and how to build community and please bring your own place setting. We can’t wait to see you there!

SRLT is Looking for Volunteers!

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust.

crewThere is a role for everyone, from working with children to leading excursions to serving on a committee… and much more!  Whether you can give us several hours a week or a few hours a year, we need your help.  Please take a couple of minutes to download the SRLT Volunteer Interest Form  below and return it to Susan by email, mail (P.O. Box 184, Unity, ME 04988), or in person (93 Main St., Unity).  Call her at 948-3766 if you have questions.

 SRLT Volunteer Interest Form

SRLT Launches Search for New Director

The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, Unity, Maine is seeking a dynamic, people-oriented Executive Director with demonstrated leadership and management experience, preferably in a small non-profit organization.  This is a full-time position that reports to the Board of Directors and works closely with the Board Chair and Executive Committee to develop the vision and carry out the mission of the trust. The Executive Director will provide leadership for the organization, manage professional staff and be responsible for overall organizational operations. Additional responsibilities will involve fundraising and donor relations; landowner and community relations; strategic policy and partnership development; and project management of land acquisition, stewardship and habitat restoration. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated success fundraising for operations and capital projects and promoting positive community relations. A working knowledge of the watershed and its communities is desirable. Review of applications will begin Oct. 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. For additional information contact Dylan Dillaway, SRLT Board Chair,207-509-0480 or ddillaway@unity.edu.

Complete applications include: cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Submit applications to:


A full job description is available here.

Connor Mill Trail Re-Opens!


We are pleased to announce that access has been restored to the full extent of the Connor Mill Trail along Sandy Stream in Unity!  This fabulous trail, forever protected by trail easements generously donated by Arlene and Charles Schaefer and Don and Patricia Newell, now features a shiny new bridge over Bacon Brook!

With funding from the LL Bean Maine Land Trust grant program administered by Maine Coast Heritage Trust, SRLT volunteers and awesome supporters Dan and Ray from Hammond Lumber installed a new aluminum bridge last weekend. The bridge is designed to be removed in late fall, to be reinstalled after spring flood waters recede. The crossing location is challenging for bridge design, with high spring flows, strong currents and ice. The last bridge was destroyed by these elements several years ago. We are confident the new crossing structure will provide many years of service!

We are grateful to our volunteers and to current landowners Sarah Oliver and Kate and Martin Coseo for working with us on this project.  If you enjoy the Connor Mill Trail and want to help care for it, please contact Susan!