Events and Programs

Click on the options below to learn more about various Events and Programs with RRCT.

The Habitat Bunch: Thursdays 10 am

Join RRCT staff and professional experts in weekly explorations on conserved lands in the Royal River watershed, weekly, on Thursday at 10:00 am. The purpose of these weekly treks will vary – one week focused on gathering neighborhood management plan feedback, the next showcasing recent habitat restoration, and the next a hike to watch a spring migration. Visit: The Habitat Bunch to learn more.

Trail Crew: Wednesdays 10 am

Trail Crew each Wednesday at 10 am  is a volunteer program each Wednesday (and as scheduled) working on RRCT trails and preserves — and helping support trail partnerships — in Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Durham, Gray, and Auburn. Details and schedule here.

Get Out! Nature Walks: Once per month

Royal River Conservation Trust and The Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust partner in sponsoring Get Out! Nature Walks. These walks are lead by a Maine Master Naturalist or some other skilled and knowledgeable volunteer. Details and schedule here.

RRCT 400 Footer Club: Self-led trail challenge

RRCT 400 Footer Club is a self-led trail challenge. We’ve listed ten local conservation destinations each at an elevation near 400 feet above seas level. Complete them all, win a badge, and win membership in this growing club. More information: RRCT 400 Footer Club

Longest Day 5K, Tuesday June 21, 2022 6:30 pm Libby Hill Forest, Gray, ME

5th Annual RRCT Celebrates! August 18, 2022

Join us for our signature annual summer celebration of conservation successes. In 2022 all proceeds from this event will go directly to land acquisition in the Royal River watershed. For more information visit: RRCT Celebrates!

RRCT Annual Meeting of the Members and Board; September 13, 2022

RRCT’s Annual Meetings of the Members and Board

5:30 pm Tuesday, September 13th, 2022, Yarmouth Town Hall

RRCT’s Annual Meetings are typically business-like, electing directors and officers. If you’re interested in becoming a director or learning about our recruiting process click here.

Voting rights are set by the Board annually, typically voting rights with no proxies are granted to all donors of any size having donated between Aug 1 2021 and Aug 1 2022.

RRCT bylaws require supermajority membership votes for any disposition of RRCT conservation property rights, following specific notice to all members. We are considering two ballots for the 2022 meeting, and will provide later specific notice. Those two ballots would be: (1) to allow a private residential well on RRCT property on Long Hill Road in North Yarmouth, to benefit an abutter with a dry well; and (2) to transfer an RRCT conservation parcel (Big Falls Preserve) to the State of Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands, by and through The Trust for Public Land.

Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek Wednesday February TBD, 2023 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Free for everyone)

February TBD, 2023
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
74 Dougherty Rd., New Gloucester

Free! Come and hike Pisgah Hill to watch the moon rise over Bradbury Mountain. This year will be RRCT’s 11th year hiking Pisgah Hill to watch the moon rise. There will be a campfire at the summit, along with s’mores and hot cocoa. We hope you join us. For more information and photographs from past years, visit: Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek.