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River Webs movie showing and discussion

By swlamaine on Nov. 18, 2015, at 10:06 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Belfast Free Library, 106 High St, Belfast, Maine For more information: 207 338 3884; belfast.lib.me.us/contact 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 …
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Post-thanksgiving Hike

By swlamaine on Nov. 18, 2015, at 9:27 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Reed Preserve, parking lot on Goosepecker Ridge Road, 2 miles south from the Freedom Pond Road junction, Montville, Maine For more information: 207-589-3230; swlamaine.org Sun. Nov. 29, 1pm, Montville. Enjoy a family-friendly hike to explore a new 2-mile loop hike …
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Hike-a-Thon to Support Land Preservation

By swlamaine on Aug. 24, 2015, at 3:25 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Goose Ridge Trail, October 3rd is from 8:30-9AM at Freedom General Store on rt 137 in Freedom, Freedom, Maine For more information: 207 589 3230; swlamaine.org > Freedom–Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA) invites the public to register for the Goosepecker …
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Paddle Branch Pond in Palermo

By swlamaine on Aug. 24, 2015, at 11:19 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Branch Pond, launch site is accessed from Branch Mills Road in Palermo, next to the Grange. It looks like a driveway immediately next to the Grange building – about 100 yards to the parking area. , Palermo, Maine For more …
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annual mid-summer picnic

Puppetry and a Picnic to Celebrate the Sheepscot Watershed

By swlamaine on July 02, 2015, at 9:06 a.m.
Thursday, July 16, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Belfast City Park Shelter, City Park Road, Belfast, Maine For more information: 207-589-3230; swlamaine.org 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 …
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New trail open

Explore a new trail June 24, Montville

By swlamaine on June 06, 2015, at 12:03 p.m.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Whitten Hill Parking Lot on Halldale Rd , carpool to the trailhead on Penney Road, Montville, Maine For more information: 207-589-3230; swlamaine.org Wednesday June 24,10am-noon, join the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance and Wednesday Walkers of Midcoast Maine to hike the …
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StoryWalk Launch, Haystack Mountain Trail, Liberty

By swlamaine on May 21, 2015, at 10:59 a.m.
Saturday, June 6, 2015 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Haystack Mountain trailhead behind the Walker Memorial Ball Field, Rte 173, Main St, Liberty, Maine For more information: 207-589-3230; swlamaine.org Saturday June 6, 10am. Celebrate summer with a StoryWalk on the Haystack Mountain Trail featuring children’s book The Salamander Room. …
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Wildflower Wander Sunday May 17, Montville

By swlamaine on May 12, 2015, at 11:51 a.m.
Sunday, May 17, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Whitten Fields trailhead, off Halldale Road, Montville, Maine For more information: 207-589-3230; swlamaine.org/ 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 …
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Vernal Pool Event in Montville

By swlamaine on April 23, 2015, at 6:08 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Anne Arnold trailhead, Halldale Road (between Rte 220 and Burnham Hill Rd.), Montville, Maine For more information: 207-589-3230; swlamaine.org Join a Vernal Pool Exploration in Montville May 2 from 7pm-8:30pm sponsored by Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA). Join local amphibian …
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Frog Watch Training in Liberty

By swlamaine on April 23, 2015, at 5:46 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Liberty Library, Rte 173, Main St, Liberty, Maine For more information: 207-589-3230; swlamaine.org 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 …
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The Ecology of Gardening with Native Plants

By swlamaine on March 04, 2015, at 10:41 a.m.
Saturday, March 21, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: MOFGA Annex, 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, Maine For more information: 207-589-3230; swlamaine.org 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 …
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Help your bird friends

Bird treat-making workshop

By swlamaine on Jan. 06, 2015, at 12:34 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Mount View Middle School, Art Room M209, Mount View School Rte 220, Thorndike, Maine For more information: 207 589 3230; swlamaine.org Construct treat-feeders for birds with everyday objects and learn about the birds likely to visit these simple feeders. Materials …
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Protect yourself with wilderness first aid

By swlamaine on Nov. 15, 2014, at 6:17 a.m.
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 for survival. …

Fiore Artwork on display at local business

By swlamaine on Nov. 06, 2014, at 5:16 p.m.
Liberty, ME, November 6, 2014 The Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA) has received a gift of the Joseph Fiore painting titled “Septenary” and offers it to public view by lending it to local businesses. The painting came to the Alliance through Maine Farmland Trust via the Falcon Foundation. Fiore’s family …
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Audrey O'Clair leads a StoryWalk

StoryWalk in Liberty

By swlamaine on Oct. 07, 2014, at 9:22 a.m.
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 Tree through seventeen elegant wooden …
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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 …