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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.

Another Great Speaker

Native And Invasive Aquatic Plants

 Thank you John McPhedran of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)  for sharing your knowledge and experiences with us.

 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.

Thank you Laura and Avian Haven

Speaker series continued to be fun at 93 Main Coffee Shop. Thank you Avian Haven for all that you do and Laura was great !

Want to say to all those within the reach of this post that Avian Haven does amazing work and if you go to their website through the link above you can find out how to help them.

Walk On The Wild Side

Walk on the Wild Side: Exploring Wild Plants at the Rines Wetlands & Wildlife Preserve was a great success.

A walk with
Heather McCargo, Executive Director
of the Wild Seed Project. 

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