Events and Programs

Rain or Shine Club: Thursdays at 10 am
Rain or Shine Club every Thursday morning at 10 am is a free program to help you experience your neighborhood in new ways and learn where to explore across town. We visit different places each week across our service area: Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester,  Durham, Gray, and Auburn.

Details and schedule here

Trail Crew: Wednesdays at 10 am

Trail Crew each Wednesday at 10 am is a volunteer program each Wednesday (and as scheduled) working on RRCT trails and preserves.  Details and schedule here.

Once-per-month Wednesday afternoons: Get Out! Nature Walks

Beaver Stump credit Kevin Brusieme_knightspond_blueberryhill_06272014_058Get Out! Nature Walks, once-per-month on Wednesday afternoons, are volunteer-led regular trips with trained master naturalists and other skilled volunteer leaders. Join us for a well-planned, no cost, guided adventure. Free, rain, snow, or shine. Check our Details and schedule here.

Once-per-month Thursdays at 7 pm: Royal River Film Series

Royal River Film Series, once-per-month on Thursdays at 7pm (Free), Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm Street, Yarmouth.  Our film series returns, jointly hosted by Royal River Conservation Trust and the Yarmouth Historical Society, sponsored by R.M. Davis and Maples.  Film details and schedule here.

First Saturday of Every Month, Cider tastings at Norumbega Cidery, next to RRCT's Big Falls Preserve

Norumbega Cidery was founded in 2013 with the mission to rediscover past traditions and make a contribution to the present and future of the local and regional hard cider landscape. Each tasting will be accompanied with live music by Ronda Dale & Friends and a food truck. Norumbega is adjacent to RRCT’s new Big Falls Preserve. GPS Address: 380 Woodman Rd, New Gloucester ME.  The Big Falls Preserve is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll through the woods after good food, drink and music. Support your local cider maker, and your local land trust.

Saturday October 5, 2019 1-6 pm Food: Fishin’ Ships

September 24th, 2019 (Tuesday evening): RRCT Annual Meetings of the Board & Membership

Join us for the annual business meetings of the board & membership, at 6:30pm, Tuesday, September 24th, 2019, at Yarmouth’s Log Cabin (American Legion) at 198 Main Street. Please also join us as a guest at our regular board meeting at the same place, one hour earlier at 5:30 pm.  The business-like agenda of the 6:30 pm annual meetings this year includes solely election of a new director (David Kitchen of Yarmouth), renewal of term of existing directors, and election of officers and members of the Executive Committee for the 2019/2020 year. Nominated Officers including Mark Power of New Gloucester (President), Emily Jones of Yarmouth (Vice President), Beth Sturtevant of Yarmouth (Treasurer), Bill Dunn of Yarmouth (Treasurer).  Rob Wood will serve as Chair, Land Acquisition. More board and nominee information here.  If you’re interested in joining RRCT’s board in the future, read more here.

We extend voting privileges to any person or business who has made a donation of any size in the past 18 months.

September 30th, 2019 (Monday evening): Town of Yarmouth Draft Open Space Plan Public Meeting

Monday, September 30, 2019

Yarmouth Town Hall’s Community Room

6:30pm to 8:00 pm

The Town of Yarmouth’s Parks and Lands Committee and Yarmouth Community Services (YCS) invites the public to come learn about and provide input on a draft Open Space Plan designed to guide current and future open spaces and trails in Yarmouth.  If you are unable to attend, please send comments to or stop by the YCS office or call 846-2406.  Other information may be posted on the town’s website.  Here is the draft Open Space Plan, for comment.

February TBD, 2020: 9th Annual Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek

February TBD, 2020

9th Annual Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek

74 Dougherty Road, New Gloucester

Free!  Join us for our signature event with a bonfire at the summit.

  More information here

May 16, 2020 (Saturday morning): 5th Annual Run of the Royal Corporate Canoe Challenge

Join us on Saturday May 16, 2020, for RRCT’s signature Run of the Royal canoe relay race in Yarmouth — popular for spectators, paddlers, and vendors. The paddling race starts at 10:00 am, with paddlers’ meetings at 9:30 am, all at Yarmouth History Center on East Elm Street. Details here.

Summer 2020 (Thursday evening): 3rd Annual RRCT Celebrates!

Join us for our signature annual summer fundraiser, celebrating our conservation successes.  Learn more.