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The Boats Are Afloat

August 8, 2018

With the village of Grand Lake Stream wedged between two of the largest lakes in Eastern Maine, it’s important to have reliable watercraft to reach far-flung areas of the Downeast Lakes Community Forest.  Downeast Lakes Land Trust . . . read more »

DLLT Honors Former Campaign Chair

August 1, 2018

On Sunday, July 29th, Downeast Lakes Land Trust held its Annual Meeting and Picnic on the shores of West Grand Lake.  Coupled with a benefit auction, this annual event also marks the announcement of the Downeast Lakes . . . read more »

DLLT Opens New Primitive Tent Sites

July 23, 2018

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is always looking for ways to connect more people with the amazing landscape conserved with the help of our community supporters.  While DLLT manages several water-access campsites along the Downeast Lakes Water Trail, . . . read more »

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 »

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