Press Release 1/24/2017

Sebasticook Regional Land Trust Moving Office to Vassalboro

The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, SRLT, announces they are moving their office to Vassalboro, effective February 1, 2017. After much deliberation, and 15 years in Unity, the organization has accepted an opportunity to locate in another part of our service area. Board Chair Dylan Dillaway noted, “With the continued involvement of SRLT in the Alewife Restoration Initiative for nearby China Lake and Outlet Stream and the resulting outreach effort, the Board of Directors felt the timing was right to make this strategic move. It gives us an important opportunity to widen our base of supporters, not only to the town of Vassalboro but also nearby Waterville, Winslow, and Oakland, all of which are supplied municipal water from the Sebasticook River watershed. Broadening our impact to the southern reaches of the Sebasticook River will only increase the ability of SRLT to continue its conservation mission.

“SRLT is well known in the greater Unity area, and the impact SRLT has had on conservation efforts in the Unity Wetlands is vast. In addition to the large landholdings we have in the greater Unity area, we will maintain our close connection to the community through regular events, which we will continue to hold, including the popular monthly speaker series which began in October of 2016. We hope that all of our supporters will join us in our effort to continue our impact in our entire service area.” The new office will be located at 47 Daisies, 552 Webber Pond Rd, Vassalboro, ME 04989. Their email address (info@SebasticookRLT.org) will remain the same. SRLT members, along with the general public, are encouraged to visit the new location.

To date, SRLT has conserved over 2200 acres of natural habitat, farm and working timberlands, with an additional 1600 acres held in conservation easements.

The mission of the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust is to recognize and conserve the rich wild and working landscape of Central Maine’s Sebasticook River watershed. SRLT works with willing landowners to conserve the lands they love and the resources our community relies upon – clean water, family farms that provide local food and jobs, well-managed working forests, and places to play, hunt, and fish with our children.