Saturday, July 10, 10:00 AM
Mathews Wildlife Habitat, Fayette
Explore the Matthews Wildlife Habitat with Arborist Wes Davis and KLT staff to learn more about the unique heritage maple tree present on the property. Wes will share information about the care and selection of heritage trees, large individual trees with unique ecological and historical value. For more information and to RSVP contact Marie at email@example.com.
Wayne Strawberry Festival
Saturday July 10, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Stop by after the Arborist Walk and say hello to our summer interns, Andrew, Kate, and Johnny, at the Sustain Wayne Strawberry Festival on Saturday, July 10. We'll be selling our newly updated trail guide Take a Hike! The guide features 32 KLT properties and trails including our 338-acre Surry Hill Community Forest which you can see from Wayne Village.
We also will have flowers for children to pot and take home. Thank you to Gingerbread Farm Perennials for the donation of the plants!
Save the Date! 2021 KLT Annual Meeting
Sunday August 22
Camp Winnebago, Fayette
Join us for our 2021 annual meeting at Camp Winnebago. The annual meeting will feature a bring-your-own picnic lunch, property tours and more. RSVP here or by contacting Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org. More details to come soon!
Jacobs-Stanley Conservation Easement Brings Total KLT Acreage to 7,200
On June 14, 2021, Monmouth residents Charlie Jacobs and Rebecca Stanley donated a 273-acre conservation easement to the Kennebec Land Trust that features 123 acres of woodlands, 79 acres of wetlands, 58 acres of open fields, and over 3,670 feet of undeveloped shorefront on Annabessacook Lake, and protects forever a well-known scenic vista from the Macomber Road. For more information, read the recently published Kennebec Journal article here. Thank you Charlie and Rebecca!
Earlier this spring, browntail moths were abundant on many hardwood trees and shrubs like oak, apple, serviceberry and more. In addition to leading to tree defoliation, they can also cause an itchy rash with contact. More information regarding identification and prevention measures, can be found here. Please use caution when exploring KLT trails and properties.
Baldwin Hill Conservation Cemetery
Interment rights are now available for purchase at the Baldwin Hill Conservation Cemetery. For more information, visit the cemetery website at baldwinhillcemetery.org.
Surry Hill Community Forest
"The Kennebec Land Trust is excited to announce our newest project-- purchasing and permanently conserving 330 acres in Fayette, including the top of 600-foot Surrey Hill. This extensive property features over 250 acres of forestland, streams flowing into out local lakes and ponds, valuable wetlands, and phenomenal scenic views. This new community conservation property will provide many recreational opportunities, including hiking, snowmobiling, hunting, mountain biking, and nature observation."
To learn more about Kennebec Land Trust's past projects, go to their website https://www.tklt.org/.
Other Projects in Fayette
Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine.