RRCT Celebrates!

The painting above is a portion of a new original work of art by local Artist Gail Clark capturing the energy and celebratory sentiments of RRCT Celebrates!

Save the Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth ME. 04097

Come celebrate with us! Every penny this event raises will go directly to much needed land acquisition throughout the Royal River watershed! 

 We will be presenting the Maine Conservation Champion Award to Katrina VanDusen of the Freeport Conservation Trust for ten years of exemplary conservation work. Help us honor the acres and acres of protected land & the woman that made it happen.

Last year the Maine Conservation Champion Award went to Cathy Ramsdell and Friends of Casco Bay. For more information on the award and it’s past recipients visit: RRCT Maine Conservation Champion Award webpage.

In 2020 we celebrated:

  • Expansion complete in 2020: RRCT has conserved six acres abutting Maine DIFW’s Thurston Wildlife Marsh off Woodman Road in New Gloucester, to be managed as an expansion of the state’s wildlife management area.
  • New RRCT preserve completed in 2020: We raised $30,000 to create the 50-acre Mèmak Preserve off Lufkin Road in North Yarmouth, providing recreational access for mountain bikes, hikers, runners, and snowmobiles, conserving beautiful forests in a fast-growing neighborhood of North Yarmouth.
  • Completed:  We helped Freeport Conservation Trust raise funds for their new Marsh View parcel on the Yarmouth-Freeport line, on the Cousins River.

This Summer we will celebrate:

  • New RRCT preserve planned for 2021: We’re raising $40,000 to create the 75-acre Thoit’s Branch Headwaters Preserve off Upper Minot Road in Pownal with a focus on habitat, ecology, and traditional uses for land that The Nature Conservancy has identified has high priority for climate resilience.
  • The Cousins River Marsh project, working with Maine Coast Heritage Trust RRCT is raising funds to conserve 82 acres on the Cousins River in Yarmouth
  •  RRCT is working with Gray-New Gloucester Little League to conserve more than 180 acres in New Gloucester, including some of the best ecology in the Royal River watershed and pivotal parcels for a village trail network on the historic Interurban railway. With more than $400,000 raised to date, we have confidence that we can reach our goal.

We invite your business to sponsor RRCT Celebrates and to contribute toward these acquisition projects with more to come! We’d love to promote your business as a conservation leader in the Royal River region. Visit our Business Partnership Page for sponsorship opportunities.

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