Due to excessive mudding and risk of trail damage all Falmouth Land Trust and Town of Falmouth trails are closed until further notice. We will be monitoring the trails weekly and opening them again when conditions are improved. Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you out there in the near future!
Hurricane Valley Farm Concept Design
Community Conservation: A Documentary
Please join award-winning Maine filmmaker Mark Ireland, and the directors of sponsoring land trusts including the FLT, for a free film screening and open conversation about strengthening the community conservation movement in Southern Maine. Social hour to follow.
Thursday, January 11
7:00 – 9:00 PM
43 Foreside Rd
Admission is free.
Rails to Trails Proposal Meeting in Falmouth
Recently the Portland Press Herald discussed an upcoming meeting of regional planners to discuss the possibility of converting the B&M rail line for mixed-use trail for walking and cycling.
A public meeting about the proposal will be held at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Lunt Auditorium in Falmouth. We encourage you to attend and provide your feedback!
Hurricane Valley Farm Final PaymentCultivating Community. However, FLT has a remaining debt of $20,000 that must be retired by December 2017. For every $100 you donate to this cause, you will receive a free organic t-shirt with FLT’s new logo! Visit our GoFundMe page for more details.
Jason Spooner to Play Harvest Moon Farm Fest
The Falmouth Land Trust is pleased to announce that Jason Spooner will be the featured musical guest at our Harvest Moon Farm Fest. Purchase your tickets now for this exciting event, which celebrates open space and community conservation.
Save the Date!
Hurricane Valley Farm in the News
The Portland Press-Herald discussed Hurricane Valley Farm in an article about Cultivating Community’s lease of the property.
There was also a write-up in the Forecaster discussing the lease of Hurricane Valley Farm.
Problem With Plastics Poster Contest
Our WINNERS are Paige Giard and Nate S.
This spring the Falmouth Land Trust (FLT) donated a water bottle filling station to the Falmouth Elementary School (FES). This filling station provides students and staff with cool clean water and encourages them to fill reusable water bottles rather than buying single use plastic water bottles. FES also ran a sale of water bottles to raise funds for another filling station. To celebrate the water filling station and water bottle sale, FLT held a poster contest for FES students. The posters had to show how we can reduce single use plastic consumption and reuse what we’ve already got. There were some great submissions and we are so excited to announce Paige Giard, a 4th grader at FES, and Nate S. as our winners. Congratulations!
Troop 93 Has the Answer to Mucky Trails: Bog Bridges!
On Saturday, May 20, 11 Boy Scouts from Troop 93 descended upon some of Blackstrap Hill Preserve’s boggier sections to make them passable for hikers. With the help of a few parents, some elbow grease, a minibike, and a towline, sections of wood were brought into the forest on the Preserve’s Red Trail to create bog bridges, which utilize sections of elevated planking to keep hikers’ boots dry and muck-free.
Troop 93 Clears Blackstrap Hill Preserve
Taking advantage of seasonable weather and a dry spell on Saturday, April 29, members of Boy Scout Troop 93 set off for Blackstrap Hill Preserve to help clear trails with rakes and clippers in hand. The 280-acre Preserve, which is owned and maintained by the Falmouth Land Trust (FLT), is the largest block of contiguous, protected open space in town, boasting several miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.
The Scouts were joined by troop leaders and parents, as well as Town Councilor Caleb Hemphill and FLT Board Member Ted Asherman, who led the boys in their work. The Falmouth Land Trust actively welcomes volunteers and community service projects among the town’s civic and nonprofit organizations.