The Land Trust is looking for those special photographs, original art works or written works that are OF, ON, FROM, or ABOUT a Mahoosuc Land Trust Property, or simply of the natural beauty of the Mahoosuc Region. Please share your work with the Mahoosuc Land Trust Community to celebrate our 25th Anniversary! We will be displaying all entries and having a Grand Showing on Saturday, September 27th from 11AM – 5PM at the Land Trust Office as part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.
Prizes for photographs, original art, and written works in three age categories (12 and under; 13-18 and 19+). A $10 donation entry fee for the oldest age group is encouraged.
Entry information is as follows: 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 Wednesday, September 17th. Mail entries are also accepted. Any or all submissions may be eligible for inclusion in the 25th Mahoosuc Land Trust Anniversary Book. Information and pre-orders for book will follow. Entrants are welcomed to sell photographs, original art, or stories after the exhibit. Any questions or for more details, email firstname.lastname@example.orgMany thanks to our lead sponsor
The Mahoosuc Land Trust will offer several opportunities to celebrate our unique corner of the world as part of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, a statewide event that invites folks to "come play outside," September 26-28.
On Friday, September 26, students from the Eddy School will be constructing Fairy Houses along the nature trail at the Mahoosuc Land Trust office on Mayville Road in Bethel, from 12:30 to 1:45 PM. Come and watch the masters at work! Houses will remain through the weekend, when others of all ages can try their hand at making their own.
On Saturday, September 27, hikers are invited to meet at the Albany Mountain Trailhead at 9:30 for a 4-mile climb to panoramic views. Take Patte Brook road off of Route 5, south of Bethel. Follow signs to Crocker Pond Campground, turning left on Forest Road 18. Follow this road .6 miles to trailhead.
At 10 AM that morning, a bike trip along rolling hills and a geology field trip to sites of glacial evidence will both leave from the Taylor/Newsom home: from Route 26, take Middle Intervale Road for 3 miles. Turn left on Winslow Road and drive to the second house, .4 mile from the intersection.
Hikers, bikers and field trippers will all meet back at the Newsom home for a barbecue between 12:30 and 1 PM. Burgers, hot dogs and buns will be provided; please bring a dish to share. (For hikers, there will be a cooler at the trailhead to store your food.)
While all this is happening, the Land Trust's 25th Anniversary Art Show will open at the Mahoosuc Land Trust Office on Mayville Road at 11 AM. A display of work by local photographers, artists and writers will be on view, celebrating the unique beauty of our area. In addition, there will be an opportunity to press and drink fresh cider.
Currently on summer break and scheduled for an October start up. Further information as it becomes available.
The Mahoosuc Land Trust is 25! Milestone anniversaries can be a time to reflect on the conservation work the Mahoosuc Land Trust has accomplished for its donors. In honor of the Land Trust’s 25th Anniversary, members Larry Stifler and Mary McFadden have decided it is a time to celebrate by making a generous $25,000 Challenge gift. The challenge to current donors is increase their giving to the Land Trust. Increased giving over 2013 levels will earn equal dollars from the $25,000 Challenge. New donors’ giving will earn first dollar challenge dollars. And to seriously challenge generous gifts, gifts of $1000 or more will earn double challenge dollars.
Please keep the Challenge in mind when you support the Mahoosuc Land Trust through membership and annual appeal. The Land Trust’s work is about conserving land for the public to use and enjoy. We look forward to working for you over the next 25 years.
• 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