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Georges River Land Trust Receives Donation from Lowe’s and Stanley Black & Decker

 L-R:  Bill Doehring, Store Manager of Lowe’s Thomaston; Jackie Stratton, GRLT’s AmeriCorps member; Bruce Gerard, GRLT’s Trails Manager; and Dick Parlin, Retail Specialist for Stanley Black & Decker.
L-R: Bill Doehring, Store Manager of Lowe’s Thomaston; Jackie Stratton, GRLT’s AmeriCorps member; Bruce Gerard, GRLT’s Trails Manager; and Dick Parlin, Retail Specialist for Stanley Black & Decker.
Posted Oct. 24, 2012, at 3:06 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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For more information: Georges River Land Trust; 207-594-5166; grlt.org

The Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) is excited to announce a new partnership with Lowe’s of Thomaston, Maine, and Stanley Black & Decker for the donation of tools and materials to support the GRLT’s conservation properties and its Georges Highland Path trail system. Lowe’s and Stanley Black & Decker donated two 18-volt cordless impact driver/drill kits valued at $400 that are currently being used to construct a new 250-foot-long raised pedestrian boardwalk at GRLT’s Pleasant Point Nature Preserve in Cushing. Lowe’s also donated a collection of hand tools valued at $322 to the Land Trust. Armed with shovels, loppers, and pruning saws, volunteer groups now have the means to effectively assist GRLT staff with maintenance projects on the Georges Highland Path, GRLT’s 40-mile system of conservation trails.

“Our trails work often takes us deep into the woods,” explained GRLT’s Trails Manager, Bruce Gerard, “so portability is an important consideration with all of our power tools. We are really grateful to Lowe’s and Stanley Black & Decker for accommodating our specific needs and acting very quickly to get these new tools into our hands and out to the work sites.”

Georges River Land Trust acquired the 65-acre Pleasant Point Nature Preserve in 2008 from a group of 25 local residents who had worked for a dozen years to purchase and protect this area of mixed woodland and wetland on the Cushing peninsula. The property has over two miles of hiking trails and is open to the public, free of charge.

The Georges Highland Path, built and maintained by GRLT, boasts more than 40 miles of trail that gives hikers a unique look at the St. George River watershed. The goal of the Path is to help people forge a close relationship with the land and to develop an active interest in protecting the landscapes and natural resources of this wonderful region.

Organized in 1987, the Georges River Land Trust works to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education and outdoor experiences. The watershed extends from Montville in the north to Port Clyde and Cushing in the south and includes streams, ponds, lakes, wetlands, farms, hills, mountains, blueberry barrens and forest, as well as a rich tidal estuary of salt marsh, clam flats and productive fishing grounds. For more information, please visit Georges River’s website (www.grlt.org) or call (207) 594-5166.

With fiscal year 2011 sales of $50.2 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 100 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,745 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, infrastructure solutions and more. Learn more at http://www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.

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