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Introducing the “Friends of the Community Forest”

May 22, 2017

With the Downeast Lakes Community Forest now growing to encompass over 55,000 acres, maintaining the same level of exemplary management is more important than ever. Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to announce a new volunteer initiative – “Friends of the Community Forest.”

2015 Community Clean Up

The “Friends” will be a group of community members who have an eagerness to help maintain the trails, campsites, roads, and other important sites in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest. Volunteer work might range from cleaning up trash, recovering trail log books, clearing brush, or building fire pits. An active group of volunteers is essential to the success and overall well-being of any community forest. We hope that you will consider contributing to this exciting initiative!

If you are interested in signing up for this project, please contact DLLT at (207) 796 – 2100, or email Over the summer, we will generate a list of volunteer email contacts. Throughout the year, we will be organizing “work parties” to complete outdoor projects, clean up trails and campsites, and build recreation infrastructure in the community forest.

A great way to become involved in your community forest and learn more about this project is at the annual “Community and Forest Clean-up,” held on Saturday, June 3rd, and co-hosted by the Grand Lake Stream ATV Club and DLLT. Interested participants should meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building at 8:30 am for their area assignments.  After the clean-up, “pickers” will be treated to hearty lunch, provided by the Pine Tree Store. Come out to show your support and help us clean up the community forest after a long winter!