Eliot Ballot Question Could Protect 80 Acres on Goodwin Farm

Goodwin_farm_final_imageJune 1, 2017

ELIOT—Eliot voters have the opportunity to permanently protect 80 acres of open space on Eliot’s Goodwin Farm during the upcoming June 13th town election.

Question 23 on the ballot asks Eliot residents if they support appropriating $40,000 from the Eliot Land Bank Reserve to help preserve forested land on Goodwin Farm, which will be managed by Great Works Regional Land Trust (GWRLT). The funds will help GWRLT complete the property acquisition and will also go towards creating a parking area and expanding and improving public walking trails on the property. GWRLT plans to preserve an additional 30 acres of the property for active farming, and will contribute $210,000 to complete the entire 110-acre transaction.

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Tributary Brewing Co. Celebrates Kittery Land Trust With New Beer Made From Local Seawater 

View from Brave Boat Headwaters Preserve. Credit: Kittery Land Trust

View from Brave Boat Headwaters Preserve. Credit: Kittery Land Trust

March 1, 2017

KITTERY—Two hallmarks of southern Maine—stunning coastal preserves and tasty local beer— join together next week as Tributary Brewing Co. sponsors a fundraiser for Kittery Land Trust (KLT) with the release of their new Gose (pronounced Go-za) beer.

The Gose is an ancient German-style beer that uses seawater as an ingredient to create a distinct, tangy flavor. Tributary Brewing collected 40 gallons of saltwater from Brave Boat Harbor in Kittery earlier this winter, boiled it down to sterilize it, and brewed 15 barrels of this unique beer ready to serve for next week’s release party on Thursday, March 9th. The party is open to the public and, for every 12 oz pour of the Gose served, KLT will receive $1. This should amount to roughly $1,500 over the next several months, says Galen Mott who owns Tributary with her husband Tod.

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Kittery Trading Post Rounds Up Support for Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative Through Fundraiser

January 25, 2017

MtA2C Coordinator Karen Young accepts the donation from Natalie Barrett of Kittery Trading Post

MtA2C Coordinator Karen Young accepts the donation from Natalie Barrett of Kittery Trading Post

KITTERY—The Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative (MtA2C) has received a donation of $3,130 this week, thanks to the generous fundraising efforts of Kittery Trading Post and their patrons. The funds will support MtA2C’s outreach efforts to engage community members and help them get outside to explore their local conservation lands.

The donation comes from KTP’s Round Up For Conservation Program. Through this program, patrons can choose to round up their purchase at check-out to the nearest dollar amount. Funds accrued from these transactions are then distributed to a group of roughly 20 conservation-focused organizations over the course of the year…

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Photo Contest Winners Capture Beauty of York County

December 7, 2016

Fog rolling in on top of Mt. A, winner of the Wildscapes Award. Credit: Chuck Maranhas

Fog rolling in on top of Mt. A, winner of the Wildscapes Award. Credit: Chuck Maranhas

YORK COUNTY From expansive coastal beaches to scenic rocky mountaintops, the MtA2C region is nothing short of photogenic. Thanks to participants of the 2016 MtA2C Through Your Eyes Photography Contest, dozens of beautifully candid scenes from the region have been captured for the public to enjoy. MtA2C will use the images in materials to help spread awareness of its mission to connect and protect land in southern York County.

The photo contest ran from July through Oct. 15th, and winners were announced during the second week in November. Participants submitted dozens of photographs to the contest, which included three award categories: People on the Land, Wildscapes, and People’s Choice Award. MtA2C’s Facebook community voted on the People’s Choice Award winner, while a panel of judges selected the other two winners…

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