The Mahoosuc Land Trust is looking for those special photographs, original art works or written works that express the natural beauty of “Your Backyard, the Mahoosuc Region.” We will be displaying all entries and having a Grand Showing on Saturday, September 26th from 11AM – 3PM at the Land Trust Office as part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Each of the categories has three age groups, Under 12, 13-18 and 19 and older.
There will be prizes for photographs, original art, and written works in three age categories (12 and under; 13-18 and 19+). There is a $10 donation entry fee for the oldest age group. Under 18 are free entry.
Entry details: Photos should be matted at a minimum and may be framed. Original art should be exhibit ready. Stories should be one typed page (max) and attached to a stiff backing. Entries should be dropped off at the Mahoosuc Land Trust Office by Friday, September 18th. Mail entries are also accepted. Entrants are welcomed to sell their submissions at the show.
7PM at McLaughlin Auditorium at Gould Academy. Laurel Jackson, a water resources specialist at the Portland Water District will be the speaker.
The Mahoosuc Land Trust will again participate in the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, a statewide event that invites folks to "come play outside," September 26 and 27. Three events will be offered on Saturday, September 26. All participants are asked to meet at the Mahoosuc Land Trust Office on Mayville Road (next to Crossroads Diner) at 10 a.m. that morning. From there you can choose one of three activities of varying physical impact: (1) a hike of moderate difficulty to Buck's Ledge in Woodstock; (2) a paddle around Songo Pond in Albany featuring a Land Trust conservation easement; or (3) a guided visit to the solar array at Mt. Abram. Following the hike, paddle and tour is a BBQ at the Land Trust Office. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided; please bring a picnic dish to share.
While all this is happening, the Land Trust's Art Show will open at the Mahoosuc Land Trust Office on Mayville Road. A display of work by local photographers, artists and writers will be on view, celebrating the unique beauty of our area beginning at 11AM.
A final weekend event will be a full-moon sunset walk along the wind tower ridge in Roxbury on Sunday, September 27. Hikers will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the lower Wagner Forest gate and carpool to the upper gate where the hike will begin. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp. Directions are as follows: From Andover, follow Route 120 east. 1.8 miles after 120 takes a sharp right onto Maine Street in Roxbury, you will see Mine Notch Road on the left. The gate should be open and a small building will be visible. If you come to Horseshoe Valley Road you've gone too far. From Rumford, follow route 120 for approximately 9 miles. Mine Notch Road is less than 100 yards from the Roxbury salt and sand shed, on the right. If you see Gallant's Furniture you've gone too far.
The Sunset Hike will take place only if the night is clear; if you are unsure, please call 824-8580 before 4:30 that afternoon.
7PM at Ordway Hall at Gould Academy.
Conservation matters,to many
People really care. That was the strong message we received this past spring when people from the community told us what role they wanted conservation to play in the future. We learned that in a time of rapid social and economic changes, land and water conservation is something people want—as well as the programs that connect people to the land.
You can download the plan here. Or feel free to stop by our office if you’d like to say hi or chat about the plan.
• Unspoiled scenic views
• A clean and accessible Androscoggin River
• Pedestrian-friendly communities
• Protected wildlife habitats
• Outdoor recreation
• Preservation of plant diversity
• Promotion of working farms
• Productive and sustainable forests
• Education for an environmentally aware public