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Bike & Hike in Knox

By swlamaine on Sept. 17, 2014, at 10:23 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance, Knox Town Office at 10 Abbott Road, just off Rte. 137, Knox, Maine For more information: 207 589 3230; swlamaine.org On Saturday, September 27, Peter Millard of Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance will lead a combined bike …
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Paddle on Stevens Pond, Liberty, Aug. 23

By swlamaine on Aug. 15, 2014, at 4:10 p.m.
Canoe and Kayak instructor Nancy Zane, and Biology and Freshwater Ecology professor Gerry Saunders will co-lead a late summer paddle on Stevens Pond in Liberty. Set among tall white pines and hard granite outcrops, the lake’s diverse ecosystem contains lots of nooks and crannies with bog islands bearing pitcher plants, …

Wildflower Walk

By swlamaine on May 29, 2014, at 4:45 p.m.
Ladyslippers! Wildflower Walk, Montville, Saturday, June 7, 10:00am. Come see a spectacular array of ladyslippers, and with some luck, we’ll also see trillium, sorrel, anemones, bunchberry and more on this beautiful short and family-friendly spring walk. Meet at the Bog Brook trailhead on Halldale Road (1/2 mile from Rte 220). …
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participants enjoy a StoryWalk at Haystack Mountain Trail

StoryWalk Kickoff

By swlamaine on May 29, 2014, at 4:37 p.m.
Saturday, June 14, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance trails, Main St., Liberty, ME For more information: 2075893230; swlamaine.org Saturday, June 14, 10am. Storywalk Kickoff, Liberty Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend with a StoryWalk featuring children’s book And to Think That We Thought That We’d Never …
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Wildflower Walk

By swlamaine on May 29, 2014, at 4:25 p.m.
Saturday, June 7, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance trails, Halldale Rd., Montville, ME For more information: 2075893230; swlamaine.org Ladyslippers! Wildflower Walk, Montville, Saturday, June 7, 10:00am. Come see a spectacular array of ladyslippers, and with some luck, we’ll also see trillium, sorrel, anemones, bunchberry …
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Spring Foraging for Wild Edibles

By swlamaine on May 14, 2014, at 9:17 a.m.
Sunday, May 18, 2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance trails, Halldale Rd., Montville, ME For more information: 2075893230; swlamaine.org Join us for a walk and talk led by Jim Merkel, one of Waldo county’s wild edibles experts and practitioners. Learn to find, identify and ethically …

Support Conservation and Local Business by Shopping at The Green Store May 3 and 4

By swlamaine on April 22, 2014, at 12:33 p.m.
The Green Store in Belfast is partnering with local land trust Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance to benefit land conservation with every purchase. On Saturday May 3 and Sunday May 4, The Green Store in Belfast will donate 10% of all sales to the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA). The land …
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A spring peeper.

Spring Amphibian Exploration, Montville.

By swlamaine on April 16, 2014, at 10:17 a.m.
Friday, April 25, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance, 44 Main St., Liberty, ME For more information: 2075893230; swlamaine.org Join local amphibian expert Larkspur Morton for a family-friendly springtime exploration of a protected wetland and vernal pool and their amphibian residents. Bring a good flashlight/headlamp …
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The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods: Talk and Discussion

By swlamaine on Feb. 27, 2014, at 11:34 a.m.
Thursday March 6, 7pm.Waterfall Arts, Belfast. Using a diverse range of historical and ecological evidence, University of Maine at Farmington Professor of Biology Drew Barton will discuss the past, present, and future of the Maine Woods. Drew will read selections from his recent book, The Changing Nature of the Maine …
Steven Callahan served as a shipwreck survival consultant on the film "Life of Pi."

‘Adrift’ author and ‘Life of Pi’ consultant Callahan to speak in Belfast

By swlamaine on Feb. 06, 2014, at 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 4 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Colonial Theatre, Belfast, Maine For more information: 589-3230 BELFAST, Maine — Steven Callahan, author of “Adrift, 76 Days Lost at Sea” will speak at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Colonial Theatre in Belfast. In 1982 Callahan was shipwrecked during …
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Sauna with your sweetie

By swlamaine on Jan. 22, 2014, at 2:46 p.m.
Warm up and celebrate Valentine’s Day with a private sauna just off the 18-mile Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance trail network in Montville. Hot drink and chocolates provided. Your $100 private sauna supports the free public-access trail network within a stone’s throw of the sauna, educational events for all ages, and …

Animals in Winter Hike/Snowshoe Jan. 19, Montville.

By swlamaine on Jan. 03, 2014, at 11:27 a.m.
MONTVILLE, Maine — Join wildlife expert Paul Flynn and Maine Natural Areas Program intern Nicole Lutkemuller to discover how animals spend the winter and look for signs of animal activity at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. This is a 3-mile snowshoe hike on Northern Headwaters and Goose Ridge trails to …
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The Mill at Freedom Falls before restoration

Forest ecology expert to speak at Land Trust annual meeting

By swlamaine on Sept. 10, 2013, at 12:04 p.m.
FREEDOM, Maine — The Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance will hold its annual meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, at the newly restored Freedom Mill. All are welcome to attend the event, featuring a talk by University of Maine professor Mac Hunter and a chance to tour the mill. …
A bear cub in the Tongass.

Community performance on the human-nature relationship – rescheduled

By swlamaine on July 24, 2013, at 12:55 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Waterfall Arts Fallout Shelter, 256 High Street , Belfast, Maine For more information: Susie; 382-3094; waterfallarts.org BELFAST, Maine — Susie O’Keeffe will present the Art of Reciprocity: Rekindling the Exchange of Wild Affection at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9, at …
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Participants of all ages enjoy puppetry with Nancy Tyndall at the 2012 Midsummer Celebration.

Land Trust Celebrates the Sheepscot River Headwaters

By swlamaine on July 08, 2013, at 2:40 p.m.
Liberty, ME, July 8, 2013 – The Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA) is celebrating the Maine outdoors with its annual Midsummer Celebration on Saturday, July 20 in Montville. The event features two workshops followed by a potluck picnic with live music and the summer lottery drawing. The event will include …
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Family art and nature hike

By swlamaine on May 01, 2013, at 1:33 p.m.
Friday May 10th, 3:30pm, in Liberty. Experience how art can bring you closer to nature on this family friendly hike up Haystack Mountain. During a hike on this one-mile loop trail, participants will take time to look closely at their surroundings and reflect on the experience through drawing. No artistic …

Film, panel discussion to highlight connection between youth, nature

By swlamaine on Oct. 15, 2012, at 2:22 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — “Mother Nature’s Child”, a film and panel discussion about the importance of youth connection to natural areas, will take place 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Belfast Free Library. The event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Ashwood Waldorf School and EcoEducation …

Community survey launched in four-town region

By swlamaine on Sept. 11, 2012, at 11:52 a.m.
LIBERTY, Maine  – The Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance is reaching out to residents in its service area of Freedom, Liberty, Montville and Palermo. Next week, a short survey will be mailed to all residents in the four towns. The 12-question survey asks for input on a list of natural and …
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Land Trust Hosts Potluck and Talk on Maine Rivers

By swlamaine on Sept. 07, 2012, at 12:43 p.m.
The Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance will host a social gathering and potluck supper, followed by a talk by guest speaker Landis Hudson, Executive Director of Maine Rivers. The event will be Sunday, September 16th 5-7pm, at the Montville Community Building (Grange), and is free of charge. A brief membership meeting …
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SWLA supporters enjoy the potluck picnic at the 2011 Midsummer Celebration.

Land Trust Celebrates the Sheepscot River Headwaters

By swlamaine on July 04, 2012, at 9:46 a.m.
Liberty, ME, July 4, 2012 – The Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA) is celebrating the Maine outdoors with its annual Midsummer Celebration on Saturday, July 14 in Montville. The celebration features two options for exploring nature followed by a potluck picnic with live music and the summer lottery drawing. The …
 
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