Category Archives: Field Notes

100+ events statewide for Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, Sept. 26-28

BDN photo by Aislinn Sarnacki.
The Saco Valley Land Trust lead a nature walk to a cranberry bog located on one of their many easements on Sept. 28 in Biddeford as one of the many events scheduled for the fourth Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.

Outdoor-related organizations and businesses across the state have once again joined together to plan more than 100 events for the sixth Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, Sept. 26-28, statewide. There’s no way I’m listing all the exciting offerings, but you can search them by date, activity type and location at If fact, the easy-to-navigate website also allows you to […]

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust earns national recognition

Courtesy of Hans Krichels. To visitors enjoy the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in Orland on horseback.

Maine’s Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust – which has conserved more than 4,500 acres in Hancock County – is one of 25 land trusts nationwide to be awarded first-time accreditation this month from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, according to a recent press release. Accredited land trusts are authorized to display a seal indicating to the public that they meet national […]