Upcoming Washington County Events
- : Books - Jan 15 - Calais - Author David Cook: Above the Gravel Bar - Wabanaki Center - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to host author David Cook to discuss his book Above the Gravel Bar. A masterful account of canoeing in Maine's interconnected waterways, David's book explores the prehistoric canoe routes to campgrounds thousands of years old. Above the Gravel Bar takes the reader on a birchbark canoe journey through the Downeast Lakes landscape in the context of Northeastern geological development and Native American prehistoric culture. Come out for an insightful evening exploring the ancient trails that rivers, lakes, portages, and coastal routes provide to paddlers even now.
- : Children - Jul 02 thru Aug 20 - Grand Lake Stream - Outdoor Skills for Boys and Girls - Grand Lake Stream School - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to offer a series of free outdoor skills activities for young people from 11 to 16 years of age on Thursday mornings through the summer. Programs will focus on: Parade Float Construction, Whittling, Cooking a Shore Lunch, Kayaking, Geocaching, Trail Maintenance, Fly Tying and Bow Making. In addition to sturdy clothing and shoes, participants should bring a drink, snack, sunblock, and insect spray. If possible,students should bring their own tools and equipment. However,no tools or equipment are required to participate. For more info phone (207) 796-2100 or email
- : Children - Jul 07 thru Aug 18 - Grand Lake Stream - Explorations and Adventures - Grand Lake Stream School - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to offer its summer program for young explorers and adventurers on Tuesday mornings. Adventurers aged 6-10 are invited to join in on these free programs. Programs this summer will include: Nature Journaling, where children will make their own nature journal, practice sketching and writing techniques, then head out into the forest to capture nature; Birding, where children will learn about birds' unique adaptations for flight, practice identifying bird songs, and then try out their new skills in the field; Water Bugs, where children will explore the lower levels of the aquatic food chain in Grand Lake Stream (participants will get wet); Capturing Nature with Water Colors, where acclaimed artist and children's author Rebekah Raye will lead children to uncover their hidden talents with watercolors; Hiking Musquash Esker, where children will learn about the ancient marks left on the landscape by the Laurentide Glacier by hiking one if its most prominent and mysterious remains. Plus other adventures.
- : Festivals - Dec 31 - Eastport - Eastport Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
Quirkiest New Year's Celebration Continues! The Tides Institute and Museum of Art will present the Annual Great Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop on New Year's Eve, an international, dual-celebration festivity with the Canadian New Year represented by a giant maple leaf dropped at midnight, Atlantic time, and the U.S. New Year with an 8-foot sardine at midnight, Eastern time. Town-wide events and a fireworks finale complete the event. Full details available at the Title link above.
- : Other - Apr 16 - Grand Lake Stream - Frog Watch Training - Grand Lake Stream School - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust invites everyone with a passion for wildlife, and a warm place in their hearts for frogs and toads, to become a FrogWatch USA volunteer. FrogWatch USA is part of an international citizen science program in which individuals and families learn about wetlands and help conserve amphibians. Participants do not need to be frog or toad experts to become FrogWatch USA volunteers! All that is needed is an interest in frogs and toads; a willingness to participate in a volunteer training session; and a commitment to monitor a wetland site for 3 minutes multiple evenings throughout the breeding season. Sensitive to climatic changes, pesticides, habitat destruction and diseases, amphibians' delicate skins and semi-aquatic lifestyles make them early indicators of change in their ecosystems. For more info see the Title link above.
- : Other - Apr 30 - Grand Lake Stream - David Greenham: Princeton POW Camp - Town Building - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust in conjunction with the Grand Lake Stream Historical Society is pleased to welcome David Greenham, Program Director from the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine leading a talk on the POW Camp which existed in Indian Township during World War II. Developed from a New Deal Era Civilian Conservation Camp, the POW camp was fitted with 12 foot high electric fences, watchtowers and spotlights. Housing 250-500 German soldiers captured primarily in the Tunisian campaign, Greenham will discuss the prisoners' lives in the Princeton area. Greenham will share stories and insights he has gathered through his research highlighting the prisoners' work in the woods cutting pulpwood for the local paper mill as well as their interactions with the local people in Princeton and Indian Township. For further details about this program or other activities, contact the Downeast Lakes Land Trust by calling (207) 796-2100 or email email@example.com.
- : Winter Sports - Jan 11 - Grand Lake Stream - Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Hike - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
Weather permitting, the Downeast Lakes Land Trust staff will lead a community cross-country ski/ snowshoe hike along the western side of Grand Lake Stream, following the snowmobile trail through a portion of the Sunrise Easement, then looping into the Farm Cove Community Forest through Billy Brown Farm, and back Fourth Lake Rd. into town. The flat three mile loop will lead skiers and snowshoers through a snow-covered wonderland of old hemlock and pine groves, new birch forest, and old fields. Participants will spot non-migratory birds, identify trees by their bark and twigs, and examine the tracks of wildlife before returning to the school building to warm up with mugs of hot cocoa.