Events and Programs

Rain or Shine Club: Thursdays at 10am
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 10am

Trail Crew each Wednesday at 10am 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.

January 28, 2019 (Monday Evening): Town of Gray, Town Council Open Space Workshop

Gray Town Council
Open Space Workshop
Monday, January 28, 2019 6:00 PM
24 Main Street, Gray, ME 04039

  1. Introductions of those attending meeting.
    2. Why are we discussing Open Space now?
    3. What is the definition of Open Space?
    4. Types of Open Space.
    5. Benefits to a community with an Open Space Plan.
    6. How does Open Space create value in a community?
    7. How do you preserve and protect Open Space?
    8. Sharing of experiences / public comment.
    9. What are our next steps?

Download PDF Full Agenda  |  View Web Full Agenda

January 31, 2019 (Thursday Evening): Black Faces, White Spaces (at Bowdoin College)

Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:30 PM at Bowdoin’s Roux Center

February 6th, 2019 (Wednesday evening): Town of Yarmouth Public Meeting re Riverfront Woods Preserve

6:00 to 7:00 pm, Wed, Feb 6, 2019, Town Hall Community Room.

Public Meeting, Town of Yarmouth, Parks & Lands Committee (PLC)

The PLC is creating an Interim Management Plan for the property to be known as Riverfront Woods Preserve. This Preserve will be made up of three properties: the town-owned Barker Preserve, an Open Space Lot on the Riverboat Subdivision, and property adjacent to Barker Preserve that will be purchased from Steven and Greg Dugas. We will briefly review the property and offer the public a chance to contribute to the property’s role in our community; maintenance and enhancement guidelines; and the allowed uses and activities within the park. A draft version of this plan can be found at www.YarmouthCommunityServices.org.
We encourage all interested Yarmouth residents to share their opinions and concerns at this public meeting. The PLC is interested in hearing your views and sharing how Riverfront Woods Preserve meets the goals of our community’s green spaces and open space plans. Please join us for this important event— we welcome your ideas and recommendations.
Community input is critical to creating a management plan that reflects the needs of Yarmouth residents. Riverfront Woods Preserve will be a beautiful and vital resource for our town. Patrons who are unable to attend may direct written comments to the Yarmouth Community Services Dept. via email or in‑person. Comments will not be read aloud but copies will be provided at this meeting.

For more information, please contact Karyn MacNeill at (207) 846‑2406 or by email: KMACNEILL@yarmouth.me.us

For more information on the Riverfront Woods Preserve, go here.

February 19, 2019 (Tuesday evening): 8th Annual Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek

5pm-8pm, Tuesday, February 19, 2019

8th 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

February 28, 2019 and March 21, 2019 (Thursdays 7 pm): Royal River Film Series

February 28, 2019 and March 21, 2019 (Thursday evenings 7 pm): the Royal River Film Series

7:00 pm, The Yarmouth History Center: 118 E Elm St. Yarmouth, ME 04096

Two films remain in the 2018-2019 season.

Once again RRCT and the Yarmouth Historical Society have teamed up to bring you the Royal River Film Series featuring films on a wide variety of topics connected to the outdoors and nature. This year has a theme of strong women who have made exceptional contributions to their individual fields. Join us for these incredible films and enjoy cookies provided by Maple’s Bakery.   Check out the schedule and trailers here.

March 20, 2019 (Wednesday Evening) 5pm to 9pm Community Night at Brickyard Hollow Brewery

Come join some of RRCT’s staff and board at Brickyard Hollow Brewery on Main Street in Yarmouth for a pint, or a bite to eat. Catch up with us, get to know us, and have a good time.

We look forward to seeing you there. 5% the proceeds from the night will benefit RRCT. Support your local business/brewery and your local land trust all in one fun evening full of good beer and good food.

May 18th, 2019 (Saturday morning): 4th Annual Run of the Royal Corporate Canoe Challenge

Join us on Saturday May 18th for our 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.

August 15, 2019 (Thursday evening): 2nd Annual RRCT Celebrates!

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

September 24th, 2019 (Tuesday evening): RRCT Annual Meeting of the Members

Join us for annual business meeting of the membership, at 6:30pm, Tuesday, September 24th, 2019, at Yarmouth’s Log Cabin (American Legion) at 198 Main Street. The business-like agenda typically involves election of new directors, election of officers, and any other matter required by our bylaws to come before the members for a vote.  We extend voting privileges to any person or business who has made a donation of any size in the past 18 months.

September TBD, 2019 (Saturday, daytime): RRCT Together

Join us for our annual volunteer celebration and volunteer recruiting event.  Always outdoors, always low key, always family friendly, at a date and location TBD.