We are the Royal: A Land Trust Preserving a Watershed

The Royal River Conservation Trust is a community-based non-profit that has conserved 3300 acres of land, farms, and trails in the Royal River watershed and Casco Bay. We primarily work in the towns of Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, New Gloucester, Pownal, Durham, and Gray.

Supported by more than 500 households and business members, RRCT works to preserve the lands and waterways we treasure for future generations to enjoy. Our Rain or Shine Club give kids a sense of wonder, in their communities.

The Royal River Conservation Trust owns 10 preserves, and we have helped create, expand, or enhance a dozen state and local parks and preserves. RRCT has secured easements on five working farms up and down the Royal River. Recent successes have included the acquisition of Knight’s Pond and Blueberry Hill, new parking at Littlejohn Island Preserve, the expansion of Bradbury Mountain State Park, a new preserve at Runaround Pond, creation of the Royal River Water Trail, and conservation stewardship of vast forests and orchards surrounding the iconic Shaker Village.

Thank you for your generosity. If we aren’t already acquainted, or if you don’t find what you’re looking for on this website, contact us or stop by the office for a visit.  It’s easy to donate online or subscribe for free email updates.