July 22: Our homemade, locally sourced Open Farm Day breakfast is right around the corner! Please join us on Sunday, July 22 at McDougal Orchards in Springvale from 8 to 9:30 AM, right before the Springvale Farm Walk. Thanks to our sponsor, ReVision Energy, for helping us make this event the best it can be!
August 4: Join us at Hansen Pond for a walk to learn more about this beautiful property we are conserving. We will meet at the gate on Hanson Pond Road, on the corner of H Road. The walk will begin promptly at 9 AM. After we finish up at Hansen Pond, we will walk the new trail at Goat Hill. Meet at Goat Hill at 10:30 AM if you wish to do only that portion of the walk.
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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