The Habitat Bunch

Discover what’s hidden or what’s next, Thursday at 10:00am or 5:30pm

The Habitat Bunch invites you to join RRCT staff and professional experts in weekly explorations on conserved lands in the Royal River watershed. Each week has a varied topic – spring migrations, connectivity planning, successful restorations – but the common theme is an opportunity to walk and connect with RRCT, neighbors, and our conserved lands. We see these treks as a critical way in understanding how to be our best version of a community-aligned land trust. Treks are typically one to three miles, and often include off-trail excursions to see emerging projects or emerging destinations.

We look forward to seeing you soon. And don’t forget to always bring water, always expect ticks (always bring bug repellent or pants), always invite neighbors and interested parties, and always expect a little bit of wonder.


RSVPs are not required. These events occur irrespective of the weather, cancelled only by notice on this webpage, and only with a downpour or other extreme weather. Vote with your feet!

Runaround Pond (Durham)

Thursday, August 5, 5:30-7:00 pm

Join RRCT and Curtis Bohlen of the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership for an evening paddle on Runaround. We’ll explore some freshwater wetland botany, looking at plant zonation, plant diversity, and adaptations for living in an aquatic environment. Bring your canoe, kayak, paddleboard, or other flotation device. We look forward to seeing you on the water and sharing Curtis’ knowledge with you!

Directions: Meet at Runaround Pond parking area on Runaround Pond Road. Google maps directions. If heading northeast on I-295, take Exit 22 in Freeport/Durham. Turn right onto ME-136 North and drive 6.2 miles. Turn left onto Rabbit Road and continue onto Runaround Pond Road for 1.1 miles. Look for the entrance to the parking area and boat launch on the right.

Contact: Adam Pereira / / 207-809-9103

Big Falls Preserve (New Gloucester/Auburn)

Thursday, August 12, 5:30-7:00 pm

Enjoy a lovely walk on the 1.7 mile trail that partially parallels Meadow Brook and leads to Big Falls. Multiple topics for RRCT to share and discuss related to Big Falls Preserve.

Directions: Google maps directions (northern end of Woodman Rd)

Contact: Adam Pereira / 207-809-9103

Mèmak Preserve (North Yarmouth)

Thursday, August 26, 5:30-7:00 pm

If you own a business or believe your business may be interested in supporting our land trust, join Carrie Ridgway for a walk and hear what it’s like to be a business partner with RRCT. Converse with other businesses and hear how Summit Utilities helped create Mèmak Preserve through the Adopt-a-Trail program.

Directions: 78 Lufkin Rd.

Contact: Carrie Ridgway / / 207-615-7824