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.

Royal River Park Clean up: Sunday September 26, 2021 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Yarmouth Rotary Club along with Yarmouth High School’s Interact Club are hosting a clean up day for Royal River Park in honor of September being Environmental month. Folks will meet at the parking lot across the street from the History Center at 10:00 am and break into groups to clean up around and throughout the park. The Rotary Club will be providing trash bags and disposable gloves for the clean up effort. Join the effort to clean up the park!

RRCT Annual Meeting of the Membership September 28, 2021 5:30 pm

Chandler Brook Bridge by B. Williamson

Annual Meeting of RRCT’s Membership

5:30 pm Tuesday September 28, 2021

Yarmouth’s Log Cabin (American Legion): 196 Main Street.

Pandemic protocols: Masks required per CDC recommendation and per RRCT Executive Committee vote. RSVP required (see the form under the photo on this page) to allow us to manage room set-up and pandemic capacity limitations, and any changes, notices, or contacts resulting from pandemic exposure.

Sole full membership voting agenda: Election of new and renewing Members of the Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning in 2021. Farewell to those retiring from the Board. RRCT’s nominations committee has prepared a report and slate. Interested in learning more about how we recruit members to the Board?

Voting rights: As established by the Executive Committee pursuant to RRCT’s bylaws, voting members for regular and special membership meetings in the fall of 2021 shall be defined as one vote per household of those having made donations of any size between January 1, 2020, and August 1, 2021. Proxy or absentee votes are not allowed. Bylaws are posted here.

The business-like Annual Meeting of the Membership will be immediately followed by the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors (election of officers), and then a Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors. Stay and join us for all of the meetings, or let us know of any questions or interests! Importantly, the board agenda will include updates and discussion on progress toward our strategic plan goals, and more.

FYI only, we are scoping two proposals that might require a special meeting of the Membership later in 2021 or early 2022. The full membership (following specific notice) must vote on any transfer or amendment of RRCT’s conservation interests. We are considering the transfer of a property to another conservation organization, though details are still emerging and likely will not be ripe for the September regular meeting of the Membership. We also have a preliminary request to locate a residential drinking water well on RRCT property, noting dry-drought conditions affecting a neighbor.

The Royal River Alliance Presents: Community Restoration and the Future of the Royal River September 28, 5:00 pm

The Royal River Alliance invites you to join a community discussion with Eric Hutchins, from NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation, September 28th at 5pm via Zoom. Eric will take our questions and help us understand what’s needed for a successful Royal River restoration. We will look forward to this opportunity to learn more about restoration of the Royal River and opening fish passage. Visit: The Royal River Alliance and sign up on the top of the homepage. Once you sign up, a zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the meeting.

RRCT 400 Footer Club: Ten Destinations for 2021

Join our RRCT 400 Footer Club by conquering ten destinations on your own (self-guided, self-led) or join staffed and volunteer excursions to the same destinations through other events and programs described in tabs below. Win a badge, and post your adventures at #RRCT400FooterClub. Visit:  RRCT 400 Footer Club details and map pack here.

Once a Month Get Out! Nature Walks

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.

Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek TBD 2022

February 2022 (Saturday Evening, Free)
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
74 Dougherty Rd., New Gloucester

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

5th Annual RRCT Celebrates! August 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!