Stewardship Committee Work Day on Unity Day of Service

The next workday is Sat. Sept. 30th as part of the Unity Day of Service from 12-4 pm.  We will try to tackle some honeysuckle removal at Moulton Mills, so people should bring loppers and work gloves if they have them, although we do have some tools to lend.

Moulton’s Mill Preserve – From 93 Main Street, Unity, turn left on to Route 139.  Travel 2.25 miles and look for the preserve sign and parking area entrance on the right.  Visitors may also park on the side of Route 139 when visiting the western parcel.

“Maine Land Use Issues for Climate Change”

Wednesday, October 11

“What will happen to Maine’s land and ocean resources as climate changes in the twenty-first century? What likely climate scenarios are there for Maine? What will most likely happen to our weather and to sea level? How should we best respond? What mitigation and adaptation strategies are most likely to work? In fisheries? In forestry and agriculture? Which ones are likely to lead to yet more problems down the road?”

Dr. Michael Womersley, Professor of Human Ecology/ School of Environmental Citizenship at Unity College
Mick has a PhD in Environmental Policy Analysis from the University of Maryland Policy School,. He focused on US cultural acceptance of climate policy. His current research is in the political economy and geopolitics of climate change and he uses classical and modern political economy to analyze climate scenarios and policy preferences.

  • The programs are open to the public. A $5.00 donation is appreciated. They take place on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 93 Main Coffee Shop, 93 Main St., Unity. For more information, please contact info@sebasticookrlt.org or 948-3766.

 “What’s the Buzz About Bees?”

Thank you Jen Lund for sharing your knowledge and passion for bees.

Jennifer Lund is the State Apiculturist with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry.  Aside from managing the honeybee inspection program and helping Maine beekeepers, Jennifer also has several of her own hives that she maintains on her farm in Arglye Township, Maine.

  • The programs are open to the public. A $5.00 donation is suggested. They take place on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 93 Main Coffee Shop, 93 Main St., Unity. For more information, please contact info@sebasticookrlt.org or 948-3766.

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A Pleasant And Scholarly Paddle On Pleasant Lake

“A person could write an entire dissertation on the variety of pondweeds in Pleasant Lake,”

Mark Whiting

 We were a flotilla of nine boats on Pleasant Lake in Stetson.  It was a gorgeous summer day and Mark, a former DEP staffer and active Maine VLMP volunteer, guided the group of novice aquatic plant patrollers. The event was organized by Sebasticook Regional Land Trust (SRLT) and Maine VLMP provided aquatic scopes and materials.

We made our way along the shoreline to a picnic area located on Pleasant Lake Preserve, an SRLT property, for lunch.  Afterwards, we examined our hoard of aquatic plant  samples, which were spread out  on white trays placed on the picnic table.  Besides many pondweed species, the usual suspects of native carnivorous bladderwort and common waterweed were identified. By the end of the day, participants were able to distinquish between the different plant groups and had learned key distinctions of invasive plants. Dissertations on pondweeds may follow. 🙂

Work Day Sunday – Masse Dam


A job well  done at the Masse dam site 

The work is part of the Alewife Restoration Initiative collaborative project with Maine Rivers.

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