Authentic Maine Experiences!
Join us at McDougal Orchards on Sunday, July 24 from 4 PM to 6 PM after the Springvale Farm Walk for an exciting live auction of authentic York County experiences. Enjoy a selection of appetizers, drinks, and live music while you browse the “Paint the Working Landscape” silent auction items submitted by local artists and get ready to bid. Help support the land trust and enjoy some of the best experiences York County has to offer!
Wood Island Tour
Take a short, scenic boat ride from Biddeford Pool to Wood Island and enjoy a guided tour of the lighthouse with the Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse. From their website: “Wood Island is a 32-acre uninhabited island sitting at the mouth of the Saco River just off the coast of Biddeford, Maine. The island hosts a wide variety of birds and is the nesting site for hundreds of seagulls, common eiders and other birds. It is an important stop on the Eastern Seaboard migratory flyway. The Audubon Society manages almost 30 acres as a bird sanctuary.”
Glamping at Sand Pond
Revel in a weekend of glamping at Huttopia of Southern Maine at Sand Pond in Sanford. A private tent for five people comes with with kitchen, bathroom with shower, deck and other amenities. Common facilities include a dock with paddle craft, community room, store and dining facilities.
A Month of Bouquets
Each week in August you (or a lucky loved one) can delight in a bouquet of locally-grown, fresh cut flowers from Diadem Flowers in Springvale.
Kids Charter Fishing Outing
Apex Charters of Wells will take up to six children and/or adults on a two-hour fishing boat outing. This is perfect for younger kids or those new to fishing. Two hours is just the right amount of time for the kids to learn a few things and have some fun!
Premium Yarn and Jagger Brothers Mill Tour
Avid knitters or those who love them can bid on two beautiful skeins of premium yarn from Worsted Spinning New England and a mill tour of the historic Jagger Brothers mill in Springvale, the oldest continuously operating yarn mill in Maine.
Deliciously Scented Balsam Fir Pillows from Acton Artist
Bid on these delightful balsam fir pillows from Pine Cone and Thistle Studio in Acton. Artist (and Three Rivers board member!) Ann MacEachern custom designs and hand-stitches the pillows from recycled wool and denim.
Wool Skeins from Noon Family Sheep Farm
The Noon Family Sheep Farm in Springvale is certified organic by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). Bid on four, 4 ounce skeins of tweed wool yarn.
Maine High Bush Blueberries
Gift certificate from Berry Best Farm in Lebanon for pick-your-own berries.
Native Haunts Plant Consultation
“Do you ever wonder what your backyard had growing in it before the forest was cleared and the land razed?” A 1.5 hour consultation with native plant expert and Native Haunt’s owner Shawn Jalbert can help you make your landscape friendly to native species of plants and animals.