Downeast Lakes Land Trust is getting ready for an exciting schedule of summer programs. Now that school has let out, “Explorations & Adventures” and “Serious Skills for Boys and Girls” are back, with seven weeks of exciting topics, and will meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building. Explorations & Adventures meets on Tuesday mornings and Serious Skills meets on Thursday mornings at 9:30 am, beginning on July 4th and 6th, respectively. To view a full list of weekly topics, click on each link.
This summer, DLLT’s “History & Heritage” series has something for everyone. Beginning next Thursday, June 22nd, we welcome Ernie Atkinson, Dept. of Marine Resources, to discuss new Atlantic salmon habitat restoration techniques. Mr. Atkinson has done extensive work and research on Downeast Maine rivers and will present DMR’s work. On June 30th, Bill Cobb, from the Forest Fire Lookout Association, will present “History of Maine Fire Towers,” focusing on regional historic fire towers. After the talk, we will take a short hike up to the famous Grand Lake Stream fire tower.
The annual “Moonlight Paddle” will be held on Saturday, July 8th, on Big Muquash Stream. Participants can bring their boats, paddles, and PFD’s to Musquash Bridge at 7:30 pm for a peaceful paddle through a 5,000-acre wetland. July 14th will be a fun Friday night, as we present the winning entries of this year’s DLLT Photo Contest, followed by a public meeting, discussing the management of the Downeast Lakes Community Forest. Join us at 6 pm at the GLS School Building. On Sunday, August 6th, DLLT welcomes back mushroom expert Greg Marley for a day-long workshop on fungi identification, collection, and processing, beginning at 9 am at the GLS School Building. Wrapping up the summer, on August 29th, DLLT is pleased to welcome Andrew Cutko from the Maine Natural Areas Program, presenting “Rare Ecosystems of the Downeast Lakes Region.” For full details of each program, please visit DLLT’s events page. For more information, please contact DLLT Education and Outreach Manager Colin Brown at (207) 796-2100, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.