We did it! Goat Hill and the Romac Orchard have been saved. Thanks to all the donors, the Town of Acton, and Maine Farmland Trust, who made this incredible project a success. Acton now owns the 25 acres that contain the hilltop and the spectacular views, and this property will be managed as a public park. The orchard was split into two parcels, now conserved and owned privately – we have a pick-your-own apple orchard and hard cider operation to look forward to in the future. The next phase for us is fundraising to help create the new parking area and ADA compliant walking trail. More on that and future conservation plans coming soon. Read the full Goat Hill press release.
Open Farm Day: Sunday, July 23rd. Three Rivers will host breakfast at McDougal Orchards beginning at 8:00 AM, and running until 9:30 AM or until food runs out. The Sanford Trails farm walk begins at 9:00 AM. You can find more information here, or download our flyer. Sponsored by ReVision Energy.
Three Rivers Land Trust was founded in 2000 by a small group of citizens in concerned about the sale of thousands of acres in the area that were subsequently developed into house lots. Acres and acres of prime farmland and working forests were lost to our communities forever. In order to prevent something like this from happening again, the land trust was begun, and since then Three Rivers has conserved around 2,210 acres of public and private land, and now owns an additional 469 acres. Learn more about us here. We hold our board meetings on the second Wednesday of each month, 6 PM, at our office in Alfred on the corner of Kennebunk and Swetts Bridge Road. Members are welcome to attend.
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