Watershed Landmarks Series

Royal River Conservation Trust is delighted to introduce a new series of events featuring RRCT-owned properties throughout the region! The 2023 Watershed Landmarks Series will visit Gray, New Gloucester, Pownal, and North Yarmouth. Each event is uniquely tailored to the property and uniquely RRCT.

Please join us!

‘Round the Marsh – Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 3 p.m. – Thayer Brook Preserve – 92 Ramsdell Road, Gray

Thayer Brook Preserve marks RRCT’s first property ownership in the Town of Gray and represents a significant success story. The preserve is located adjacent to the Gray Community Endowment’s Libby Hill Forest Trails and in close proximity to Gray-New Gloucester Middle School and High School. As the name suggests, Thayer Brook flows through the heart of the preserve and expands into a 60-acre beaver flowage that supports wildlife populations with statewide significance. The preserve is situated within a 2,580-acre unfragmented habitat block – a remarkable size for Cumberland County. Royal River Conservation Trust continues to work with the Town of Gray and with our colleagues at Presumpscot Regional Land Trust to conserve additional portions of this habitat block as well as others nearby.

During our 3.4-mile guided trek, led by RRCT Executive Director Alan Stearns and RRCT Thayer Brook Preserve Trail Steward and Gray resident Steve McPike, we will explore the preserve, observe its wildlife, and contemplate the future of this remarkable undisturbed part of Southern Maine.

Please RSVP using the form below.