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Upcoming Events

Trekking Through Time

When: Saturday, October 5th, 10 AM - 12PM 
Where: Peabody Fitch Woods / Narramissic
Level of Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Join us to explore our newest preserve, Peabody-Fitch Woods! In collaboration with Bridgton Historical Society, this unique event will offer a tour of Narramissic as well as a walk through Peabody-Fitch Woods. This is exactly the type of event LELT & BHS envisioned with the conservation of PFW.


When: Saturday, October 5 - 9:30 – 11:30am | Which Tree is Which?  | 
Where: Raymond Community Forest
Level of Difficulty: Easy (ages 9-12)
Learn the types of trees and what animals call them home. In collaboration with Crescent Lake Watershed Association (CLWA) and RSU14. FREE, however registration is required. Register HereClick here for more information.
All outdoor events are subject to weather conditions and/or date changes. Any changes will be noted on our website and Facebook page. For more information and additional activities, please contact 207-647-4352, or check out our website at

Model Call! 

(Bet you never thought you'd see that in a Loon Echo email...)
When: Tuesday, October 8th, 4pm - 5pm
Where: Raymond Community Forest
What to Bring: Bright, non-branded clothing. Props: binoculars, backpacks, dogs, kids!!
What: Join us as we welcome photographer Jerry Monkman to Raymond Community Forest! We are looking for 3-4 people to model all the wonderful opportunities conserved land has to offer. Photos will be used in publications and in other media.
Please RSVP to Maggie at Please note: she is on vacation this week and will confirm with you on Monday, October 7th.

 Conservation Corner: Conservation & the Outdoor Recreation Economy

Conservation = Places people want to (and can) explore =Hiking, Fishing, Biking, Kayaking, Hunting, Skiing = Growing outdoor recreation economy = Good for Maine

Resource: New report shows outdoor fun is serious business for Maine’s economy
And another: Think Outside! New England's Recreation Economy

Volunteer Opportunity

Calling all naturalists (the aspiring ones, too)!! Can you ID plants, animals, trees, habitats? Know someone who can? Loon Echo needs your help as we conduct biological inventories on some of our easement lands. This is a great opportunity to visit some of these incredible properties for yourself, learn about land protection, and help us be the best land stewards that we can be.
Get in touch with Heather ( for more information.

Trail Work Days

When: Saturday, October 5 from 9-12 and Sunday, October 20 from 9-12
Where: Raymond Community Forest
What to Bring: Gloves, solid footwear, water and snacks.
What: Work on new Mountain Bike trail: bench cutting, some bridge building, stump pulling, and corridor work.
Please RSVP to Jon at

Hacker's Hill Closed for the Season on Nov 1

A reminder that the gate to Hacker's Hill will close for the season on November 1. The gate is open to vehicles May 1 - October 31st, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am - Sunset. You may always walk up.

Trek a Success

Thanks to the runners, hikers, volunteers and sponsors of the 19th Annual Loon Echo Trek! It was a wonderful (albeit cold & wet) day on our beloved Pleasant Mountain. We appreciate your support of conservation and trails in the Lake Region! Now it's time to gear up for the 20th Annual Trek in 2020...
Thanks also to Run the Whites and Portland Water District for promotional support.
Support Loon Echo Land Trust with an Annual Gift
Loon Echo Land Trust is a community-supported non-profit. With your gift to LELT you are conserving land, providing recreation opportunities, protecting water quality, forests, view-sheds and open space for you and all generations to come. Learn more here.
Yes, I want to support forests, trails, wildlife habitat, clean water and community programs!
 Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine to conserve its natural resources and character for future generations.
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