The Land Trust Alliance’s land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national standards for protecting important natural places and working lands. After 5 years accreditation, Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust (GPMCT) is applying to renew its accreditation. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program […]
Judson Cake and Jen Britz, both from Bar Harbor, were the first male and female of 45 finishers (1 dog) in the 6.3-mile Wildlands Trail Race Sunday. Race day was cool and damp with temperatures in the high 40’s and occasional light rain. An additional 9 runners participated in the 2-mile run, with first and […]
Nine runners participated in the 2-mile race, run in conjunction with the 6.3-mile race. First and second places, respectively, went to 12-year old Liam Cormier of Orrington and 7-year old Antonia Burns of Bass Harbor. 2-Mile Race Results 6.3-Mile Race Results
Box and Brew Challenge, October 1 – November 30th, 2018 Find 8 of the 16 Letterboxes on the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands and get a 10% discount on all Mason’s menu items, redeemable until November 30th, 2018! Details
Update! The Wildlands Race is coming up this Sunday, October 28. Weather looks perfect for a fall Wildlands trail run: the nor’easter will have passed to our south and temps will be rising into the 40’s with chance of light rain. Bring an extra warm layer and a dry set of clothes in the car! […]
Experienced Wildlands explorer Sarah LeVine will lead a hike on Sunday, Sept. 9th at Oak Hill. Check in with Sarah in advance for specifics: firstname.lastname@example.org or 667-1293. Oak Hill is about a 3-hour hike. If you haven’t gone on one of Sarah’s Sunday hikes this summer, give it a try!
Join us for a work party at Old Chapman Farm on Friday, Sept. 7th from 9am-noon. Meet other great people, get some exercise, and help improve the trails. We’ll cut encroaching branches, smooth rough spots, and control water flow. All tools provided. FMI: Steward Shawn Mercer (207)322-6725.
Join us on Saturday, Sept. 8that 7pm for the Sacred Places Concert to benefit the Wildlands. Local songwriters will share their songs and stories about their connection to nature and conservation.The concert will take place at the Bald Mountain Community Center, 1287 Bald Mountain Road in North Orland. Suggested donation: $10 each, $25 for families. […]
Come to Miles Lane Trails at 10:00 on August 23rd and learn how to participate in a local citizen science project. Along with the Schoodic Institute, Earthwatch, and GPMCT staff, you’ll hear about international research being done in our area on the arrival of migratory birds and the timing of fruit development. For more information […]
The Trust is celebrating 25 years of conservation, 1993-2018. Join us Thursday, August 16, 2018 in the Great Meadow in the Wildlands, Orland, Maine at 4pm. No RSVP required. We’ll hold a short business meeting, followed by bluegrass music with Dick Bowden’s Flying Circus. Wine, beer and finger food will be provided. The Great Meadow […]