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…]

The Forecaster: Maine land trusts, nurseries agree on invasive plant ban

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Feb 212017
 
The Forecaster: Maine land trusts, nurseries agree on invasive plant ban

FLT Executive Director Jennifer Grimm was recently interviewed in The Forecaster about invasive species management in Maine. The Trust has worked closely with the Town and its ombudsman in the inspection and management of invasive species on our conserved properties.

Falmouth to Hold Town-Wide Volunteer Fair, November 13

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Oct 212016
 

The Town of Falmouth will host a town-wide Volunteer Fair, Sunday, November 13 from 1:00-3:00pm at the Mason-Motz Activity Center, 190 Middle Road in Falmouth. Representatives from area non-profit, service, and booster organizations will be available to showcase their organizations and highlight their volunteer needs for those interested in getting involved. The event is free [read more…]

Harvest Over Hurricane Valley Farm Recap

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Oct 152016
 
Harvest Over Hurricane Valley Farm Recap

A big THANK YOU to the 200+ guests, including residents, dignitaries, town officials and farm neighbors, who showed up to demonstrate their support for the work of the Falmouth Land Trust during the 4th annual Harvest at Hurricane Valley Farm on September 22nd. The event, which featured live fiddle and banjo music, local beers, and [read more…]