The Royal River Conservation Trust is a community-based non-profit land trust that has conserved 4000 acres of land, farms, and trails in the Royal River watershed and along Casco Bay. We primarily work in the towns of Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, New Gloucester, Pownal, Durham, and Gray.
Supported by more than 600 households and business members, RRCT works to preserve the lands and waters we treasure, for future generations to enjoy. Our preserves and our programs give kids a sense of wonder, in their communities.
The Royal River Conservation Trust owns 11 preserves, and we have helped create, expand, or enhance a dozen state and local parks and preserves. RRCT has “forever farm” agricultural conservation easements on seven properties that are currently being farmed. Successes over the past decade have included the creation of Knight’s Pond Preserve, conservation of Chandler Mill Pond, 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, creation and expansion of the Pisgah Hill Preserve, support of the rapidly growing West Side Trail in Yarmouth, and conservation stewardship of vast forests and orchards surrounding the iconic Shaker Village.
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