The Problem with Plastics Poster Contest

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Jun 302017
 
The 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 [read more…]

Trails Are Very Wet!

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May 262017
 

With almost two and a half inches of rain falling these past two days, please consider staying off the trails this weekend if possible, and give them a chance to dry off. Every day they get to dry means better trail conditions the rest of the year as well as less maintenance burden for the [read more…]

Troop 93 Has the Answer to Mucky Trails: Bog Bridges!

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May 232017
 
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 [read more…]

Trails To Open!

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May 122017
 

Despite the coming heavy rains we plan to open Blackstrap Hill Preserve Friday May 12, with the expectation that it will rain with little traffic on Sunday and then dry out during the week quickly. This is the last trail system to fully open in town and now means that all Town and Trust properties [read more…]

Troop 93 Clears Blackstrap Hill Preserve

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May 102017
 
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, [read more…]

Support FLT at Hannaford

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May 062017
 
Support FLT at Hannaford

Need some good karma? Support our conservation efforts by helping to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags. For the month of May, purchase this reusable bag at the Hannaford location in 65 Gray Road, Falmouth and the store will donate $1 to the Falmouth Land Trust!

FLT Community Survey

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Apr 252017
 
FLT Community Survey

The Falmouth Land Trust would like to hear more from our community members. We have designed this simple 10-question survey to help us understand what is important to you, so we can focus our efforts and continue to improve our role within the Falmouth community. If that wasn’t enough incentive to fill out the survey, [read more…]

Trails Closed!

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Apr 072017
 

As you have probably noticed the ground is saturated with water and pooling in many places, causing excessive mud and poor trail conditions. In order to prevent damage to the trail system all trails in Falmouth are currently closed pending some drying out. We’ll update you as soon they’re ready to go. In the meantime, [read more…]

FES and FLT Partner on Water Bottle Filler

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Apr 032017
 
FES and FLT Partner on Water Bottle Filler

Falmouth Elementary School and the Falmouth Land Trust are working together to provide the elementary school with water bottle refilling stations for students. Our goal is to provide students with fresh filtered and chilled water and at the same time to reduce the plastic waste from single use bottles. If you have a child in [read more…]

Hurricane Valley Farm Snowshoe Walk

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Mar 052017
 
Hurricane Valley Farm Snowshoe Walk

Despite less than ideal conditions, everyone had fun trying their snowshoe skills around the Hurricane Valley Farm with the Falmouth Land Trust. We had approximately 25 community members come out to learn about the history of the farm, the history of snowshoe technology (4,000-6,000 years old) and the habits that allow Maine’s wildlife to successful [read more…]