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Volunteers Making a Difference

July 19, 2018

Managing the 55,678-acre Downeast Lakes Community Forest is no small task.  With numerous hiking trails to maintain, lakeside campsites to clean up, and small projects to check off DLLT’s to-do list, the many friendly faces of the . . . read more »

DLLT Dedicates the Trail to Tomorrow

June 19, 2018

“The choice is ours; whatever lies at the end of the trail will be the collective effort of each of us as individuals.” – John R. Schaefer This quote adorns a beautiful, trail-side bench on DLLT’s new . . . read more »

Working Together Every Spring

May 30, 2018

Each year, after the snows of March and the rains of April, many folks in Washington County, Maine head out in their community to clean up some of the mess that was left by a long, snowy . . . read more »

The Early Spring Risers

May 1, 2018

While that headline might attract the attention of anglers everywhere, it’s not a reference to landlocked salmon or brook trout.  Off the beaten path, in wooded areas of the Downeast Lakes Community Forest, other vernal species are . . . read more »

With Spring Comes The “Big Night”

April 13, 2018

Everyone knows that spring is a magical time, filled with the rebirth and awakening of all aspects of life in the community forest.  Each year, as the snow piles recede and area rivers and streams torrentially swell, . . . read more »

DLLT Unveils A New Look

March 27, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Downeast Lakes Land Trust has a new website!  The updated site has several exciting features, including an improved “Visitor’s Guide” section that details the many outdoor opportunities in the Downeast Lakes . . . read more »

Volunteer Work Day In The Community Forest

September 26, 2017

This past summer, Downeast Lakes Land Trust contracted the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) to build almost 2 miles of new trail in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest (DLCF), and make several improvements to existing trails.  The MCC crew . . . read more »

Fall Birding in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest

Birding along the stream

September 15, 2017

Yesterday, DLLT was pleased to welcome local birder and forest ecologist, Marion Bates, for a birding walk in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest.  With 19 pairs of binoculars trained on the skies and trees, numerous species of . . . read more »

DLLT Welcomes New Board Member

Bruce Dubee

August 29, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Mr. Bruce Dubee as the newest member of the Downeast Lakes Land Trust Board of Directors.  Born and raised in Rhode Island, he holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management, specializing in . . . read more »

DLLT To Host Benefit Concert For GLS Historical Society

From Away Downeast

August 16, 2017

On Friday, September 1st, Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome back “From Away Downeast,” leading performers of historical and traditional music in Downeast Maine.  For their “Maine Woods – Maine Waters” performance, you’ll hear songs . . . read more »

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