Wildlands Snowshoe Run 2015

For photos of the 2015 Wild Winter Fun Day, including the Wildlands Snowshoe Run, please visit https://greatpondpics.shutterfly.com/1037.

MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST 2014

 ENTER OUR MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST.   This year’s theme: ON THE WATER. Send photos of lakes, ponds, rivers, flora, fauna, people having fun on the water in Bucksport, Orland, Dedham, Verona Island. Please send your favorite photos to:   info@greatpondtrust.org  or to  GreatPondPics@gmail.com   There will be a monthly drawing for prizes among those who send photos. Thanks […]

CALENDAR CONTEST WINNERS – 2015

Special thanks to all who submitted pictures during 2013 for our 2015 calendar. For a look at all finalists, please click here: GPMCT-CalendarPics-2013

GREENS-GATHERING IN THE WILDLANDS 2013

    December 1, 2013. Dozens of families braved fog, chill, and drizzle to gather greens and trees in the Wildlands. The atmosphere was festive and twenty-five trees were harvested.  Join us next Sunday at noon for Day 2 of this annual event. FOR MORE PICTURES, CLICK HERE:https://picasaweb.google.com/hkrichels/CMasTrees12113 December 8, 2013. Another thirty families visit […]

RANDOM HAPPENINGS IN THE WILDLANDS – 2013

In this collection of photos, moonlight hikers gather around a campfire, Connie Tuller releases her homing pigeons, birdwatchers spot the warbler of their dreams, Sandy Cirillo demonstrates natural weavings, James Emmert shares his geocaching expertise. And lots more. Got events of your own? Send pictures, and we’ll post them here.

SARAH’S SATURDAY HIKES IN THE WILDLANDS

August / September 2013. Find Trust President Sarah LeVine at the South gate most every Saturday morning for hikes of varying degrees of difficulty throughout the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands. Check EVENTS and/or our Facebook page for weekly details. Bring your camera. Send pictures to info@greatpondtrust.org. We’ll post them here.

CHILDREN IN THE POPPLE GROVE

Just a short walk in from the South Gate, the Great Pond Popple Grove calls out to children of all ages.  Juicy berries, odd objects to arrange on stumps and rocktops, climbing tree, letterbox, walking trails, and caterpillars galore all adding up to hours of exploration and discovery. Mother Barbara Beyer recently sent pictures and […]

To the Summit! Campaign

June 29, 2013. Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust uses the occasion of festive Orland River Day to announce the launch of the public phase of its campaign to purchase new lands, including the summit of Great Pond Mountain itself.

In the pictures here, Honorary Campaign Committee Chair, David Gross (son of the Trust’s founder), introduces Rep. Mike Michaud, who supports the mission of the Trust and lauds the efforts of all involved.

NEW BRIDGES IN WILDLANDS

June 21, 2013.  Brian Keegstra and his crew dismantle the first of several aging bridges in the Wildlands. Helping Brian are Geo Atwood, Dan Rhodes, Gene Behrenshauser, and John Wedin.  Behind the camera and drawn into the fray on occasion is Hans Krichels. Fresh hemlock beams and planking will be installed tomorrow. More bridges will […]

SCOUTS IN THE WILDLANDS 2013

Sunday April 28, 2013. Boy Scouts (Troop #102) and Venture Crew (Troop #1102) from Bucksport and Orland converged on the Wildlands to learn trail maintenance skills and to scout out trails for adoption. Under the guidance of Scoutmaster Dave Burgess, Assistant Scoutmaster Mike Gross, Venture Crew leaders Dan Kircheis and Matt Brown, the kids were […]