Articles by Jennifer Irving


Land trust, forest service partner for Unity woodlot tour

By Jennifer Irving on Oct. 11, 2013, at 12:43 p.m.
UNITY – Join Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, Maine Forest Service and landowner Andy Reed from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 for a tour and discussion of a recent harvest on a private woodlot. Landowners, loggers, foresters and others are welcome. The mechanized harvest operation was completed in February …

Celebrate local food, farms with Sebasticook Regional Land Trust

By Jennifer Irving on Oct. 11, 2013, at 12:41 p.m.
UNITY – Local farms and musicians headline Sebasticook Regional Land Trust’s Local Foods Feast: A Celebration of Watershed Conservation on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. Now in its third year, the annual celebration will include socializing and a selection of locally made cheeses …

Pedal or Paddle Your Way through the Sebasticook Valley

By Jennifer Irving on Aug. 30, 2013, at 12:07 p.m.
PITTSFIELD – Explore the heart of Maine with Sebasticook Regional Land Trust at the fifth annual Farm & Habitat Tour on Saturday, Sept. 14. The event, presented in partnership with Healthy Sebasticook Valley, features a 33-mile leisurely bike ride with rest stops and tours at farms and nature preserves, or …

Land Trust Celebrates Spring’s Arrival

By Jennifer Irving on March 12, 2013, at 2:46 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: PITTSFIELD – Children of all ages are invited to Welcome Spring with Sebasticook Regional Land Trust on Saturday, March 23. Presented in partnership with Pittsfield Public Library, the 10 AM event will start with a springtime story in the library’s …

Land Trust celebrates Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

By Jennifer Irving on Feb. 05, 2013, at 3:52 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, 93 Main St., Unity, ME For more information: Jennifer Irving; 207-948-3766; UNITY – Sebasticook Regional Land Trust will celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a wood duck talk and walk on Saturday morning, Feb. 16.Story …
The 150-acre Pleasant Lake Preserve includes a working woodlot and extensive wetlands important for waterfowl.  Emily Newell photo.

Enjoy fall foliage with holiday paddle

By Jennifer Irving on Sept. 26, 2012, at 12:40 p.m.
STETSON – Celebrate the Columbus Day holiday with a fall foliage paddle on Pleasant Lake. Sebasticook Regional Land Trust will host the morning paddle, which will include a visit to the Trust’s 150-acre woodlot on the lake. The wooded and wetland property was gifted to the Trust in 2010 by …
Anders Olson of Unity designed the winning logo for the 2012 Farm & Habitat Tour presented by Sebasticook Regional Land Trust on Saturday, Sept. 15 in China.

Register now for China-region farm tour

By Jennifer Irving on Aug. 22, 2012, at 11:45 a.m.
CHINA – Pedal or paddle your way through some of the Sebasticook River Valley’s most beautiful farmland and meet our local farmers. The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust (SRLT) invites families and individuals to participate in the 2012 Farm and Habitat Tour on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. Tour proceeds …

Land trust hosts bog paddle

By Jennifer Irving on July 09, 2012, at 10:15 a.m.
PALMYRA – Sebasticook Regional Land Trust will host a paddling trip at Madawaska Bog from 9 to noon on Sunday, July 15. Bring your boat (canoes and kayaks welcome), binoculars, water and sunscreen, and join Sebasticook Regional Land Trust for a great morning of exploration and sunshine. Land Trust naturalists …
Unity College students Kieu Tran and Michelle Plance help with a roadside spring cleaning at Sebasticook Regional Land Trust’s Kanokolus Bog Preserve in Unity.

Spring break crew improves land trust properties

By Jennifer Irving on April 16, 2012, at 2:35 p.m.
UNITY, Maine – Field season started early at Sebasticook Regional Land Trust this year, with 18 Unity College students volunteering their services at two of the Trust’s properties in Unity. Students participating in “Alternative Spring Break”  served their local communities in March. At Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, students made repairs …

Farm tour seeks artists for T-shirt design contest

By Jennifer Irving on April 11, 2012, at 12:52 p.m.
UNITY – Sebasticook Regional Land Trust announced its first-ever T-shirt design contest in support of its annual Farm and Habitat Tour to be held Sept. 15 in the China Lake region. Tour participants will visit working farms, woodlots and wildlands by bicycle. The event also will include a paddling trip guided …