Saturday, October 20 – Join Three Rivers Land Trust for an afternoon of FREE kite flying at Romac Orchards & Goat Hill (1149 H Road, Acton) on Saturday, October 20 (rain date Sunday 10/21) from 1 PM to 4 PM. Bring a kite or borrow one – we have plenty to lend! We will be joined again by our friends at Nor’Easters Kite Club from South Portland, who are expert and enthusiastic kite flyers who have lots of knowledge to share about different kinds of kites and how best to fly them. We are lucky to have them with us each year! All are welcome at this event.
About Us: 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.
Click here for more info on our “Goat Hill to Shapleigh Pond” conservation project. This rare opportunity to conserve 2,000 acres in Southern Maine began with the Romac Orchard and Goat Hill parcel. We’re now fundraising for Hansen Pond, a spectacular 275 acre parcel in Acton, that borders Shapleigh, and will protect over 100 acres of wetlands and Ossipee River frontage. Standing upon the shores of Shapleigh Pond, it is hard to believe that you are in Southern Maine. Please join our e-news list or like us on Facebook to receive invitations to walk the property and paddle the pond this summer.
Construction of the new trail to the top of Goat Hill is well underway. You will find a new 10-spot parking area about .25 miles north of the entrance to the Romac Orchard on H Road. Three Rivers is currently fundraising to complete the ADA compliant trail – more excavation work and plenty of stone dust are needed to complete the gently winding trail to the top. Everyone in our community should be able to enjoy the breathtaking views from the top!
To make a donation for Hansen Pond or the Goat Hill trail, please contact Ruth Gutman at “firstname.lastname@example.org” or by phone at (207) 370-4191.
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