Sunday, July 28: Please join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year – our locally-sourced, home-cooked Farm Breakfast before the Springvale Farm Walk on Open Farm Day. Breakfast in the barn at McDougal Orchards (201 Hanson Ridge Road, Springvale) begins at 8 AM and ends at 9:30 AM and is $8 per person to benefit the land trust. Children under 5 eat for free! We will be serving ham or vegetarian stratas (delicious, savory, eggy bread puddings) with green salad, or baked French toast with blueberry maple syrup and Harris Farm whipped cream, and for our vegan and gluten-free friends an amazing succotash full of corn, dill, beans, and other tasty morsels. Other yummy offerings may be available as well, depending on what’s in season. We strive to use as many Maine-grown-and-produced products as possible, especially produce and eggs from the farms right here in our communities. Stay tuned for featured farms and vendors!
Volunteers: We are always looking for folks to cook and help out at the event. Would you like to be involved in a fun (and tasty!) event? Please get in touch! Info@3rlt.org or (207) 370-4191. From one of our past volunteers: “I loved helping out at Farm Breakfast! It’s eye-opening to see the variety of local products that are available, and I liked being involved in an effort to bring more attention to our farms and our local land trust! We truly live in a special place.”
Mug Drive: Help us eliminate the use of paper coffee cups at Farm Breakfast by donating your extra mugs to us. You know you’ve got a stash of mugs you just don’t use – send them to a good home! We are setting up collection spots in each town and will let you know when they are available. In the meantime, start cleaning out your cupboards. We are also collecting dinner-sized plates and flatware. Thank you!
Membership Renewal: If your haven’t had a chance to send in your membership renewal, please do so today! We are also asking you to help us add the new Goat Hill trail to the “can do” list for all our community members! Click here to learn more about why a trail that meets the American with Disabilities Act standards is important to people right here in our towns.
About Us: Three Rivers Land Trust was founded in 2000 by a small group of citizens 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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