Sebasticook Regional Land Trust’s
Community Lands Photo Exhibit
Images of SRLT’s public lands, and some of the hardworking volunteers who make it possible, compiled by Sandy Olson of Watershed Graphics
Sebasticook Regional Land Trust
93 Main St., Unity
FMI: 948-3766 or email@example.com
What is special about the Sebasticook River watershed? How big is the Sebasticook River watershed, and what role does it play in the Kennebec River? Why did the state place 21,000 adult alewives in China Lake last summer, and what will happen to their offspring? What is the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust?
On Thursday, April 2, at the Pittsfield Public Library, find answers to these questions and more at an informational presentation with Doug Wescott, a volunteer member of the Board of Directors. Doug will share information about the organization’s public lands, current initiatives and volunteer opportunities from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Library is located at 110 Library Street, off Route 100.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 948-3766 or visit www.SebasticookRLT.org.
The newest edition of our print newsletter was mailed in mid December. You can read it here. Be sure to send your contact info to Jennifer to be added to the mailing list for the next edition due early next year.
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.
Each summer the SRLT partners with motivated students looking to put their skills and knowledge to work as full-time interns. This summer’s opportunities include assisting with property care and management of non-native plants as a Property Stewardship Intern, and elevating the SRLT’s media presence as a Communications Intern. Read on for more information: Summer Internships 2015. Contact Jennifer for more information.