Wednesday, December 14.
District Forester, Maine Forest Service will speak about forest stewardship, management and restoration. Central and mid-coast Maine have a long history of logging and lumbering. Many people today are interested in continuing to derive economic value from their trees—firewood, building materials, etc.—while restoring the forest’s ecological, recreational, and spiritual qualities. Stewardship involves the notion of enhancing and passing those benefits on to future generations. Morten will discuss basic principles of “silviculture” and practical applications for small woodland owners.
Restoring Connections To Place
A Monthly Speaker Series
September 2016 – June 2017
2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 PM,
93 Main St., Unity
A Wild Edible Plants Workshop and Community Meal with SRLT
A good time was had by all. Many thanks to Susan Shell, Trevanna Grenfell, The Board, Angelo Conti and Chef Frank Giglio.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust.
There 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete applications include: cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Submit applications to:
A full job description is available here.
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!