Land trust celebrates with music

Posted Aug. 08, 2011, at 4:40 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 08, 2011, at 5:12 p.m.

CAMDEN — Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites the community to Beech Hill Preserve 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, to celebrate 25 successful years of land conservation. The Land Trust membership will elect new board members 6-8 p.m. at this official annual meeting.

Folk musician and songwriter Putnam Smith will kick off the event with his rootsy multi-instrumental music from the album “We Could Be Beekeepers.” Beech Hill is just one stop on his local and national tour.

Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to Beech Nut, the historic stone hut at the summit of the preserve. Light refreshments will be provided, including lemonade, watermelon, chips and cookies.

While the musicians take a break, land trust board and staff will hold five concurrent informal round tables where guests can learn more about the land trust.

Starting at 6 p.m., the land trust will invite current members to join the annual membership meeting and will elect new board members, and present special awards. Join the land trust by visiting http://www.coastalmountains.org.

The event is the last in a series that celebrates the land trust’s 25th anniversary year. Since 1986 it has conserved land permanently to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay region. The land trust has protected nearly 9,000 acres. For more information, call 236-7091.

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