Infestation: the Problem of Invasive Plants in Maine

Wednesday, May 10.

Ecologist Aleta McKeage of Belfast will discuss invasive plants, one of the primary threats to environmental health that we face today.

Invasive plants take over natural areas, crowding out native species and changing wildlife habitats. We will learn which plants present the worst problems in our area, how to identify them, what they do to the ecosystem, and most importantly, how we can control them.  We will observe striking examples of invasive plant infestations as well as successful control management that is being employed to combat invasive plants locally. McKeage specializes in land stewardship and restoration integrated with outreach and community building. She is an expert in invasive plant biology and control and restoration of native plant communities in natural areas as well as human-influenced landscapes.

The programs are open to the public. There is a recommended donation of $5.00. They take place on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the new cafe space, 93 Main,  93 Main St., Unity. For more information, please contact info@sebasticookrlt.org or phone 207-948 -3766

Walking with Birds May 20

The birds are back! Break out the binoculars and enjoy the outdoors and our feathered friends at the Rines Wetland and Wildlife Preserve

Tom Aversa, author of several bird guides, SRLT board member, and faculty at Unity College, will guide us on a short bird walk.
Meet at 7:30 a.m. on the south side of Rt. 139 ~2.5 miles west of Unity near the SRLT kiosk.   Bring binoculars and waterproof footwear.   All ages welcome but please leave the pets at home.
This preserve is  an important piece of SRLT’s 1500 acre wildlife corridor in Unity.

Walk On The Wild Side

Saturday, June 3

Walk on the Wild Side: Exploring Wild Plants at the Rines Wetlands & Wildlife Preserve.
in Unity  10-11:30 a.m.. Lunchtime chat to follow.

A walk with
Heather McCargo, Executive Director
of the Wild Seed Project. She is an educator with 30 years experience in plant propagation, landscape design and conservation. A former head plant propagator at the New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods, she has lectured nationally and is widely published in horticultural journals and magazines.

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 mail (P.O. Box 184, Unity, ME 04988).

 SRLT Volunteer Interest Form