Four-Season Fun in the Downeast Lakes

December 5th, 2017

With frosty nights and snow squalls knocking at our doorstep, it’s here: winter.  When you count up the many outdoor adventures to be had in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest (DLCF), the Grand Lake Stream area is truly a four-season destination.  Once the snowflakes begin to fly, the real fun begins. At the heart of …Read More

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DLLT To Host Benefit Concert For GLS Historical Society

August 16th, 2017

On Friday, September 1st, Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome back “From Away Downeast,” leading performers of historical and traditional music in Downeast Maine.  For their “Maine Woods – Maine Waters” performance, you’ll hear songs of working “in the woods,” “driving” logs down flooded rivers, watching the coastline, harvesting the fish of Maine’s …Read More

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A Full Slate of Summer Programs!

June 15th, 2017

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is getting ready for an exciting schedule of summer programs.  Now that school has let out, “Explorations & Adventures” and “Serious Skills for Boys and Girls” are back, with seven weeks of exciting topics, and will meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building. Explorations & Adventures meets on Tuesday mornings and …Read More

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Forests for People Workshop in Grand Lake Stream

June 7th, 2017

Would your organization like to learn more about community forests and what other groups have learned about their value to communities? Interested in hearing about opportunities to develop new community forests? You are invited to join Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Northern Forest Center, Downeast Conservation Network, and Maine Coast Heritage Trust on Saturday, June 24th …Read More

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Winter Survival in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest

February 22nd, 2017

In Northern New England, winter can be a harsh and unforgiving season.  With a passion for winter sports and outdoor recreation deeply rooted in the traditional culture of Downeast Maine, being well-informed and educated about winter safety and survival techniques is of the utmost importance.  The earlier one learns these critical skills, the better. On …Read More

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The Winter Wonders Of Grand Lake Stream

January 10th, 2017

When people speak of Grand Lake Stream, they often gush about the amazing fly fishing, wide-open lakes, early-morning sunrises up to camp, July’s Folk Art Festival, or storied hunting trips.  While summer and fall are magical seasons, the Downeast Lakes region’s best kept secret is winter. The transformation of the village from the drab browns …Read More

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DEER Program Explores The Community Forest

December 20th, 2016

This school year, Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is offering a new educational program for local students in the Downeast Lakes region.  DownEast Environmental Researchers (DEER, for short) is a year-long, experiential program that brings students to four different locations in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest to conduct ecological studies and raise awareness of the …Read More

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Supporting Citizen Science – The Christmas Bird Count

December 13th, 2016

What is citizen science? Loosely defined as “the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public,” citizen science can be a very useful tool.  While scientists are not able to be in numerous places all at once, crowd sourcing scientific data from the general public has proven …Read More

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Tipping in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest

November 18th, 2016

While it may not feel like the start of winter with the unseasonably warm weather, wreath making season is upon us!  Washington County is home to dense stands of Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea), the fragrant evergreen used to make wreaths, sprays, and other holiday decorations.  Maine ships balsam wreaths all over the world and tipping …Read More

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New Trail Opens In The Downeast Lakes Community Forest

October 5th, 2016

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust recently celebrated the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a group hike along a newly-created trail in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest.  A group from the Student Conservation Association (SCA) built the trail this summer, along with clearing brush on other DLLT trails.  Beginning near the historic Grand Lake Stream fire …Read More

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