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Working Together Every Spring

May 30, 2018

Hungry volunteers after working hard!

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 winter.  Lending a helping hand to beautify a small town is exactly why people live and visit the Downeast Lakes region.  The people who care about their home are stewards of the land – from building trails and maintaining campsites, to recycling and planting flowers, a little effort often goes a long way.  Sometimes, the simplest act of picking up roadside trash can make a big difference, and send a powerful message to the next generation of environmental caretakers.

In the tight-knit village of Grand Lake Stream, this annual act of volunteering has blossomed into a welcoming community event – a fantastic way to usher in the summer.  Downeast Lakes Land Trust is thrilled to be working with the Grand Lake Stream ATV Club on the annual “Community and Forest Clean Up.”  Every spring, both organizations bring their collective volunteer powers together to help clean up the roads and trails of the village and surrounding Downeast Lakes Community Forest.

Dedicated volunteers are very important to both organizations, so come out and join us!  On Saturday, June 2nd, we will meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building at 8:30 am to determine area assignments.  All volunteers will reconvene for a free lunch and thank you gift, provided by the GLS ATV Club.  For more information, please contact DLLT at (207) 796 – 2100, or email