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Workcamper Program

Position Summary

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is seeking friendly, dependable stewards (single or couple) with their own RV for the summer season, to assist with operations, including maintenance on our public recreation sites, natural resource monitoring, daily tasks at our headquarters, etc. We provide RV space with water, electric, Wi-Fi, a ‘blue boy’, and an on-site dump station. The program runs annually from May 1st through October 31st and workcampers may come for all or part of the season with a minimum commitment of 4 weeks. The campsite is located on the 16 ½ acre headquarters property. This provides access to shower and laundry facilities. A commitment of a minimum of 24 hours per week for up to 2 people is required. The remote and beautiful area of Grand Lake Stream allows for days off fishing in the world-class salmon stream, paddling or boating the many lakes and rivers of the area, ATVing, geocaching, hiking, community activities, and lots of other outdoor recreation. Please apply annually by January 15th.

Who We Are

The Downeast Lakes Community Forest is a 57,703-acre community forest that is managed by the Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT). In fewer than 20 years, DLLT and community led efforts have forever conserved 370,000 acres and more than 125 miles of prime lake and stream frontage! DLLT contributes to the long-term economic and environmental well-being of the Downeast Lakes region through the conservation and exemplary management of its forest and waters. This land is managed for wildlife habitat, public recreations, and sustainable forestry.

Surrounded by the Downeast Lakes Community Forest, the village of Grand Lake Stream (GLS pop. 230, 2020 US Census) is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Large tracts of forests, wetlands and meadows are crossed by numerous streams and interconnected lakes with miles of undeveloped shoreline.



Examples of Possible Work Duties:

  • Administrative Duties including but not limited too; DLLT mailings, small office tasks, and answering phones
  • Public Relations – distribution of DLLT events information and public surveys
  • Education programs and DLLT event support including but limited too; registration, set-up and take down, and assisting with activities
  • Recreation site maintenance including; trail work, campsite maintenance, trash clean-up, and checking kiosks.
  • General Landscape Maintenance including; lawn mowing, weeding, leaf raking, flower box maintenance
  • Invasive species patrolling and monitoring including work with the milfoil coalition which may involve the use of a kayak, canoe, or boat
  • Carpentry and light construction work
  • Miscellaneous projects and duties as needed

Desired Qualifications:

Ideal candidates should be comfortable living in a remote area and have experience RV camping. They should be comfortable reading maps and have experience navigating on dirt roads. A vehicle (or ATV) is required for this position and mileage will be reimbursed by DLLT.

Workcamper Application

Call the headquarters office at 207-796-2100 for more information. The application deadline is January 15, 2024. Zoom interviews will follow and successful applicants will be notified by February 1, 2024. We look forward to having some of our DLLT friends and supporters apply for this unique opportunity to be part of the team this coming summer!