Tues. Dec 1, 6:30pm, Belfast Library. Join aquatic biologist Susan Davies for a showing of the beautiful and moving film River Webs. The film explores not only the intricate connections within stream ecosystems, and between streams and their surrounding forests, but also the creative curiosity, passion… Read More
    Sun. Nov. 29, 1pm, Montville. Enjoy a family-friendly hike to explore a new 2-mile loop hike down to Freedom Pond to hike off some of the Thanksgiving feast with outdoor enthusiast Glen Widmer. Meet at the Reed Preserve parking lot on Goosepecker Ridge Road, 2 miles… Read More
    > Freedom–Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA) invites the public to register for the Goosepecker Trekker Hike-a-Thon. The event will be held on Saturday, October 3, 9am-1pm, in Freedom and features a 3.5 mile family-friendly hike with shorter route options available. We conclude with a farm-fresh lunch celebration at… Read More
    Sunday Aug 30, 2 p.m. Hosts Gerry Saunders with Sebasticook Regional Land Trust and Bernice Nadler with Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance will lead this family-friendly paddle, exploring the lake’s islands, nooks and crannies. This event is free of charge, and will end by 5 p.m. Read More
    The Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA) celebrates the Maine outdoors with its annual Midsummer Celebration on Thursday, July 16 in Belfast. The picnic is free to all and will be held rain or shine at the Belfast City Park shelter on City Park Road in Belfast from 6-8pm. Read More
    Wednesday June 24,10am-noon, join the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance and Wednesday Walkers of Midcoast Maine to hike the brand-new Hidden Knoll Trail on a recently conserved SWLA property. Hidden Knoll Trail is about 3 miles long and moderately difficult with ups and downs. Enjoy the beautiful mature forest,… Read More
    Saturday June 6, 10am. Celebrate summer with a StoryWalk on the Haystack Mountain Trail featuring children’s book The Salamander Room. Families will walk along a one-mile trail as Audrey O’Clair reads this imaginative story about a boy who finds a salamander and pictures how he would turn his… Read More
    Observe spring flowers and their insect visitors on Sunday May 17, 1-3pm with the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance. Hunt for wildflowers and observe who’s visiting them with naturalist and storyteller Nancy Tyndall. Participants of all ages welcome! Search the Whitten Field for flowers and… Read More
    Join a Vernal Pool Exploration in Montville May 2 from 7pm-8:30pm sponsored by Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA). Join local amphibian experts Larkspur Morton and Buck O’Herin for a family-friendly springtime exploration of a vernal pool and protected wetland and their amphibian residents. Bring a good flashlight/headlamp and… Read More
    The spring chorus of frogs is a sign of warmer weather, and an especially welcome sound this year. If you’re fascinated by frogs, learn more about them on Saturday May 2, sponsored by the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance. A FrogWatch USA training will be held at… Read More
    Saturday, March 21, 7pm. Join native plant and perennial herb expert and farmer Julie Beckford for a talk on the multiple benefits of native plants. The ornamental plants we choose to grow around our homes and businesses matter a lot to wildlife and to surrounding natural… Read More
    Construct treat-feeders for birds with everyday objects and learn about the birds likely to visit these simple feeders. Materials provided including peanut butter. A fun, family-oriented event with Nancy Zane held at the Mount View Middle School, Art Room (M209). Anyone with a peanut allergy, please contact Anna… Read More
    Sunday Nov. 30, 10am., Freedom. Hike off your Thanksgiving feast with Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance while certified Wilderness EMT Nancy Zane exhibits an herbal first aid kit and shares an overview of topics and course content for Wilderness First Aid certification. Anyone regularly in the outdoors needs knowledge… Read More
    Saturday, October 11th, 10am. StoryWalk in Liberty On October 11, families can celebrate fall on the one-mile Haystack Mountain Trail in Liberty with a StoryWalk presented by Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance. Audrey O’Clair reveals the beautifully illustrated children’s book The Woodcutter and the Most Beautiful… Read More
    On Saturday, September 27, Peter Millard of Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance will lead a combined bike and hike. Bikers travel six miles to Halldale Rd in Montville, then hike roughly 2-miles on SWLA’s lovely trails to the Sheepscot River. Last, bikers remount for the 6-mile return ride to… Read More
    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… Read More
    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 Be Friends. Families will walk along the trail as Audrey O’Clair, Family Literacy Liaison with RSU #3, makes the story come… Read More
    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… Read More
    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 harvest over a dozen common plants that grow in our forests and meadows, along creeks and bogs, and in our yards and… Read More
    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 and wear footwear appropriate for wet areas. Meet at the Bog Brook trailhead on the Halldale Road (1/2 mile from Rte 220). Read More