Jan
16
to Apr 24

Working with your Woodland

Working with your Woodland – a course for land owners and others.

Presented by: Maine Forest Service, Maranacook Adult & Community Education, Kennebec Woodland Partnership

This series of presentations and field tours is a follow-up to our fall sessions on woodland management on small ownerships. The course is open to woodland owners, loggers, foresters, town officials, and others interested in learning more about woodland management issues and options. Attendees may join for one or all of these sessions. The instructor is Morten Moesswilde, District Forester for the Maine Forest Service, unless otherwise noted.

For more information or to register please contact Maranacook Adult & Community Education 207-685-4923 x1065 • RSU 38, 2250 Millard Harrison Drive, Readfield, ME 04355 • adulted@maranacook.org.  Registration: $5 per Session or All 8 sessions for $35

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Maine Insects: Ecology & Conservation
Mar
14
to Mar 28

Maine Insects: Ecology & Conservation

**Due to unforeseen circumstances, our previously announced Lyceum speaker is unable to attend. In his place, Dr. Philip deMaynadier of the Maine Department of Inland Fish & Wildlife will be giving a talk entitled: “Maine’s Rare and Endangered Invertebrates: Conserving the Little Things that Matter”, tonight Thursday, March 14.

See you at 7 pm at the Ladd Center in Wayne!**

Our 17th Annual Lyceum Lecture Series starts on Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m. Hamish Grieg, of the University of Maine, will speak on Maine Aquatic Insects: Ecology, Habitats, & Conservation.

On Thursday, March 21, Charlene Donahue, president of the Maine Entomological Society, will speak on Terrestrial Insects: Conservation, Ecology, & Threats.

On Thursday March 28, Roger Mittmaster, Maine Master Naturalist, will speak on Interactions Among Plants & Insects- The Complex Web They Weave.

All lectures start at 7 p.m. and are located at the Ladd Recreation Center in Wayne, Maine.

KLT's annual Lyceum is supported by Lincoln and Gloria Ladd and sponsored by the Maine Entomological Society.

Photo: Baltimore checkerspot on turtlehead. Roger Rittmaster.

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Eastern River Preserve Property Dedication
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Eastern River Preserve Property Dedication

On December 4 2018, Pittston residents Judy Schuppien and Phil Brzozowski, donated the 22-acre Eastern River Preserve to the Kennebec Land Trust (KLT). KLT’s newest conservation property, the first in the town of Pittston, features over 3,000 feet of frontage on the Eastern River. A 14 mile-long tributary of the Kennebec River, the Eastern River starts in East Pittston at the confluence of its west and east branches, and flows southwest past the historic village of Dresden Mills into the Kennebec River.

Join KLT, the land donors, and friends during Earth Week to celebrate our newest conservation property.

 Photo: Andrew Tufts

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Life along a Maine Stream
May
9
5:00 PM17:00

Life along a Maine Stream

This our first Lyceum Field Trip. David Courtemanch and Tom Danielson, biologists, will lead a walk to explore aquatic insects at the Reynolds Forest in Sidney. Streams provide an important microhabitat in the landscape. Our trip along Goff Brook will focus on life in and around the water. Bring binoculars and boots. No registration necessary, please call KLT with any questions, 207- 377-2848.

Photo: Zach Harder

 

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Plein-Air Painting
Jul
12
3:00 PM15:00

Plein-Air Painting

Artist Judith Schuppien will lead participants in a plein-air painting workshop at the Eastern River Preserve in Pittston. KLT will host a 30th Anniversary Art Exhibition at the Harlow Gallery in October. Please bring supplies.  Please PREREGISTER by calling the KLT office, 207-377-2848, or emailing: KBrewer@tklt.org

 

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Howard Hill Historical Park Property Dedication
Oct
10
4:00 PM16:00

Howard Hill Historical Park Property Dedication

Join KLT, the City of Augusta, and friends to celebrate this historical park in Maine’s capital.  We will gather at the overlook to celebrate this historic milestone for Augusta and explore the new trails with KLT’s Stewardship Director and members of Augusta’s Conservation Commission. No registration necessary, please call KLT for more information, 207-377-2848.

 

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KLT 30th Anniversary Art Show at The Harlow
Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

KLT 30th Anniversary Art Show at The Harlow

 

KLT is honored to announce that in celebration of its 30th Anniversary, an exhibition will be held from October 25 through November 30, 2019 at The Harlow in Hallowell. The title of the show is Art and the Land.

Submissions of art inspired by or depicting natural areas conserved by KLT and their flora and fauna are encouraged. All media welcome, including but not limited to sculpture, photography, fine art and fine crafts. Visit www.harlowgallery.org for more information.

Please save the date for the Friday, October 25, 2019 Opening Reception at The Harlow!

Painting by Judy Schuppien 

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Maine Entomological Society Field Day
Mar
12
10:00 AM10:00

Maine Entomological Society Field Day

This is our second Lyceum Field Day this season. The Maine Entomological Society is a sponsor of the 2019 Lyceum.

Join the Maine Entomological Society to explore the world of insects at Hutchinson Pond. Newcomers and more experienced entomologists alike are invited to come and learn about insect identification in this ecologically diverse conservation area. No registration necessary, please call KLT with any questions 207-377-2848.

 Photo: Norm Rodrigue

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Maine Cabin Masters Watch Party
Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Maine Cabin Masters Watch Party

This past fall, KLT renovated two historic cabins at the Trust’s Wakefield Wildlife Sanctuary in West Gardiner. We are thrilled to announce that we were selected by and contracted with Maine Cabin Masters for the renovations. Kennebec Land Trust’s Wakefield Wildlife Sanctuary and our newly restored cabins will be featured on an episode of Cabin Masters on the DIY Channel, airing on February 25. 

 When landowner Kendra Wakefield Shaw donated her 115-acre family property on Cobbossee Stream to KLT, the bequest included a small fund for the maintenance of her family’s 100 year old cabins. KLT’s cabins will be available to the general public as rentals, with a discount for KLT members. The cabins will also be used for KLT programming including future workshops with guest artists and writers. Our hope is that income from the cabin rentals will support future stewardship of the Wakefield Wildlife Sanctuary and cabin maintenance.

Please join us to celebrate Kendra's legacy and KLT's new cabins on Monday, February 25 at The Depot Pub in Gardiner. The episode airs at 9 PM. We hope you can be there to see our work featured on television! 

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Tenth Annual Curtis Winter Fun Day
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Tenth Annual Curtis Winter Fun Day

Join the Kennebec Land Trust for a morning of winter fun at the Curtis Homestead Conservation Area in Leeds, the childhood home of former Maine Governor Kenneth M. Curtis, Rebecca Curtis Meredith, and Joyce Curtis.

Bring your cross-country skis or snowshoes and spend the afternoon exploring this wonderful 360-acre conservation property!

If the snow is right, we’d love to build a community of snowmen! Bring whatever biodegradable accessories you’d like to use.

Hot chocolate, hot dogs, and s’mores will be served around a bonfire in the field. We’ll have a few pairs of children and adult Winthrop Plays Outside snowshoes from the Bailey Public Library in Winthrop for use. First come, first served.

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Sustainable Balsam Fir-tipping & Wreath Making
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Sustainable Balsam Fir-tipping & Wreath Making

Learn sustainable balsam fir-tipping techniques with Dave Fuller, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and go home with a handmade fir wreath. Dave will inform us about the fascinating and important balsam fir industry in Maine. 

We will meet at the Ladd Recreation Center in Wayne at 10 AM on Saturday, December 1. Bring hand shears and light gloves.  Please pre-register, $10 for non-members, $5 for members. Space is limited. Contact KLT to reserve your place, 207-377-2848 or KBrewer@tklt.org

 

Directions: From Route 133 in the Wayne Village turn onto Old Winthrop Road. Take your first right onto Gott Road. The recreation center is on the left.

Please call our office or visit our website with any questions, 207-377-2848 or www.tklt.org

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