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  • Family Fun to Highlight Last Day of Land Trust’s Farmers’ Market November 1 NEWS RELEASE/OCTOBER 28, 2014 FAMILY FUN TO HIGHLIGHT LAST DAY OF LAND TRUST’S FARMERS’ MARKET NOVEMBER 1 FOR IMMEDIATE USE Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust will celebrate the last day of their Market for the season with an array of events for the family and the much anticipated selection of the “Kayak to Build Community” raffle winner.   Contact: Angela Twitchell, Executive ...
  • The Times Record: Two land trusts work to buy Woodward site Friday, October 24 Front Page Two land trusts work to buy Woodward site Land owned by UU Church in Brunswick BY JOHN SWINCONECK, Times Record Staff BRUNSWICK Off Gurnet Road in East Brunswick is a nondescript clearing in the woods with a path leading to Woodward Cove. Before the cove was temporarily closed to study green crab infestation, that clearing ...
  • History at Head of Tide on a Beautiful Fall Day On Sunday afternoon nearly fifty friends and neighbors joined the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust for a view into the past with local historians Dana Cary and Ed Mendes. Head of Tide Park on Cathance Road in Topsham is the Town’s newest park and is quickly becoming a beloved spot for many local residents. But the recent history ...
  • Land Trust Enters Public Phase of Historic $7 Million Conservation Effort   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Local Non-Profit Enlists Public Support in Historic Campaign to Build Community Land Trust Enters Public Phase of Historic $7 Million Conservation Effort The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust is seeking broad, new support to complete an ambitious capital campaign to conserve the remarkable diversity of the natural heritage of our midcoast communities.   Contact: Angela Twitchell, Executive Director, Brunswick-Topsham ...
  • Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust gifted hand crafted kayak to stir Mid Coast generosity during a $7 million campaign FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A Mid Coast Kayak Builds Community Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust gifted hand crafted kayak to stir Mid Coast generosity during a $7 million campaign Few kayaks generate this much attention and fewer yet do so much to build our community. The Navigator, a 17-foot long cedar strip kayak that is being raffled off this year, is ...
  • En plein air – Landscapes of a Land Trust Fine art abounds in Brunswick, Maine Three local artists featured in an open celebration and art exhibit: En plein air – Landscapes of a Land Trust Open to the public: A June 12th art exhibit and celebration highlights prized conserved lands in Brunswick as a joint venture between the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and Thornton Oaks Art Gallery. Contact: ...
  • Local garden brings opportunities for therapy, food for the hungry, and an extended family at the historic Crystal Spring Farm. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Record harvest for hunger prevention in sights Local garden brings opportunities for therapy, food for the hungry, and an extended family at the historic Crystal Spring Farm. The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Tom Settlemire Community Garden will provide one final preparatory workshop before opening what aims to be an important year in their work to build ...
  • Local farm and local food financing issues bring experts, Senator King staff member and local farmers to Topsham FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Financing is a battle for local food Local farm and local food financing issues bring experts, Senator King staff member and local farmers to Topsham The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and nearby Kennebec Estuary Land Trust continue their joint Local Farms-Local Food partnership to build one of the Midcoast region’s top local agriculture programs. Contact: Peter Greeno, ...
  • Dramatic loss of wetlands prompts vital $16.5m in federal funding FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Success in Mid Coast’s Middle Bay Dramatic loss of wetlands prompts vital $16.5m in federal funding Strong memberships and a $1m grant from the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program key to success in protecting cherished waterfowl habitat, coastline, and island. Contact: Peter Greeno, Director of Development, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust; 207-729-7694; peter@btlt.org Media Kit: Download ZIP with ...
  • Land Trust’s Community Garden Adds Hands-on Component to Gardening Series FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sharpen your gardening skills Media Contact: Peter Greeno, Director of Development, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust; 207-729-7694; peter@btlt.org Full Media Kit: Download ZIP with High Resolution Photos Release Only: Download PDF For more information on workshops see: www.btlt.org/events Whether you are a beginner or seasoned vegetable gardener, join the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Tom Settlemire Community Garden for a free series ...
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  • Family Fun to Highlight Last Day of Land Trust’s Farmers’ Market November 1 NEWS RELEASE/OCTOBER 28, 2014 FAMILY FUN TO HIGHLIGHT LAST DAY OF LAND TRUST’S FARMERS’ MARKET NOVEMBER 1 FOR IMMEDIATE USE Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust will celebrate the last day of their Market for the season with an array of events for the family and the much anticipated selection of the “Kayak to Build Community” raffle winner.   Contact: Angela Twitchell, Executive ...
  • Gulf of Maine King Tides As the Earth’s climate changes in the coming decades, sea level rise is going to alter much of the coastline in our community. Join hundreds of neighbors on the midcoast and beyond next Thursday, October 9 to document how the King Tide  gives us a glimpse into the future of rising sea levels in the Gulf ...
  • The Maine Food Strategy The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust has been working for decades to support your local farm and food economy by protecting farmland and working waterfronts, establishing the Farmers’ Market at Crystal Spring Farm, creating the Tom Settlemire Community Garden, and co-developing the “Local Farms – Local Foods” program. As such, we support the goals of the Maine Food ...
  • Pictures from the Cathance River Exploration So many thanks to everyone that joined us last Saturday! We had a great time getting to know you. Many thanks to Rol and Jim for leading the paddle, and to Ellen Rodgers for the great pictures! Events like these are made possible by our members and the Land Trust’s Campaign for Brunswick-Topsham. Join today Our events email ...
  • Artwork by your Young Explorers! After a wonderful summer of adventuring, the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Young Explorers spent some time drawing their most exciting finds and sites of the season. These drawings show hands full of blueberries, salamanders, and flowers, scenes of birds, trees, mushrooms, and summer of learning and fun. Check out their gallery below! Want to get your kids involved? Sign up ...
  • 2014 Bowdoin Environmental Fellow: Thank you Wilder! Sharing a quick video from Bowdoin College that features Wilder Nicholson, our 2014 Bowdoin Environmental Fellow who served as an intern here at the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust this summer. We’re so excited to show you some of the results of Wilder’s work including a new interactive trail map and a brand new video featuring our trails ...
  • “Let your children grow up to be farmers” Did you read the NY Times article that circled around Facebook last week with the catchy title: “Don’t let your children grow up to be farmers”? Well here’s a counter-argument that we just had to pass on: The NY Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/…   The Huffington Post response: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/… $7 million dollars Keeping our food local and sustainable is part of what ...
  • 85 years of the Bisson Farm We were so excited to see this article! 85 years of the Bisson Farm If you appreciate farmland that is nice to look at and productive, you might be familiar with the area where the Bissons raise their 400 or more head of beef cattle and dairy cows on 500 acres in Topsham. Go local food! Sunday’s Press Herald ...
  • Your new bridge on the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Trails! Gary Fogg, the Land Trust’s volunteer extraordinaire, led a small team of volunteers to design and build a new bridge at the entrance of the Land Trust’s Cathance River trail in Head of Tide Park. Made from local materials the bridge spans about 13 feet across a small stream and totals 32 feet with ...
  • Sucess! – Taking Root Plant Sale To everyone that joined the Land Trust at the Community Garden’s Taking Root Plant Sale last Saturday: Thank you! Your efforts resulted in almost $4,000 for the Tom Settlemire Community Garden. This is $1,000 more than last year, and a tremendous support. Now make those plants grow! As summer itself takes root, there’s a lot to do ...