RRCT Celebrates!

Our fifth annual summer evening fundraiser will be on Thursday, August 18, 2022, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth.

We’re looking forward to another wonderful event with great music from 317 Main, delicious food by the Bread and Butter Catering Company, beer donated by Brickyard Hollow Brewing Company and fantastic company. Scroll below to learn about our Keynote speaker, award recipient and to buy tickets. Consider hosting RRCT Celebrates! as every penny raised will go directly to the Land Acquisition Fund.

Keynote Speaker, Leia Lowery

We’ll be joined by keynote speaker Leia Lowery, the Director of Program and Outreach at The Climate Initiative (TCI). Leia is a co-founder of TCI and an advocate for building stronger communities by connecting people through their local landscape and shared histories. Her work as an educator and community building resulted in her winning the Gulf of Maine Council Visionary Award in 2019, as well as her programs being featured in the national Land Trust Alliance magazine.

RRCT Maine Conservation Award Recipient: John Wensman and the Fiddlehead School

John earned a BA in English and French from the University of Minnesota and an MAT from Brown University. He taught in public, independent, and international schools before moving to Maine to join the experiential, place based, Coastal Studies for Girls semester school. John now works at the Fiddlehead School in Gray. He is receiving the Conservation Champion award for his role connecting the Fiddlehead School students to conservation land and the outdoors. John has engaged his students on RRCT preserves for the past three years. They’ve helped build trails, create and install interpretation and have engaged in science and history in the outdoors. We applaud John and the Fiddlehead School for using conservation land as a place for education and growth.

Scroll below for memories of a successful 2021 event. We honored Katrina Van Dusen as the 2021 RRCT Maine Conservation Champion.

RRCT Conservation Champion Award Recipient, Katrina Van Dusen with former RRCT board member Gro Flatebo