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OCTOBER E-NEWS

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Thank you Trekkers!


 
Thank you to the participants and sponsors of the 2020 Loon Echo Land Trust Trek for the Trails presented by Norway Savings Bank for making this first DIY edition of the Trek a huge success.

In total, 130 trekkers Trekked for the Trails and raised over $10,000 to help maintain LELT trails and build new trails in the Lake Region. Your support is vital to keeping LELT trails safe, sustainable, and open for all, always. We are so glad you enjoyed spending time on an old favorite, or discovering a new trail you’ll keep going back to. THANK YOU & see you in 2021!

Upcoming Events

  • Volunteer Work Day (NEW DATE) - October 30, 9am - 11am, Peabody-Fitch Woods. Help us reroute a snowmobile trail and clear some views along a new trail.
  • Haunted Forest Walk (organized by Bridgton Recreation) - October 31, 2pm - 5pm, Pondicherry Park. Dare to take the walk!
All 2020 LELT events will take current guidance from state officials & health professionals into consideration in order to protect the health of everyone in our community. Precautions include physical distancing, limiting the number of participants, required pre-registration, and wearing masks when distancing is not possible. All events are subject to cancellation and/or changes. Keep tabs on our events page for more details about upcoming events.

Hunting Season

Did you know all LELT preserves are open for hunting? Follow these tips to safe this season! Gear up for hunting season by purchasing an orange LELT beanie. $20 if purchased in the office with cash or check, $25 if purchased online.
Stay Safe

Watershed Moments: From Sebago to the City


Meet Jesse, the forester for LELT's Tiger Hill Community Forest in Sebago. 
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RCF

We're sorry to report that the Raymond Community Forest donation box was broken into recently. Donations from trail users are an important part of maintaining our preserves and trails. If you see something, please contact us.

Trail Stories

We want to hear from you! How have LELT trails served you this year? Do you have any memorable experiences? What has access to the outdoors meant to you? Tell us a funny story, reflect on a summer of adventure, or share some gratitude.
Share Your Story

A Healthy Future for All

"We do have clean, great tasting water, but it is our responsibility to make sure that the next generation can say the same thing. So it is really important that we act now."
 
Together we can protect keep the natural filtration system of Sebago Lake intact. Your support of LELT and our SCW partners provides a healthy future.

Trekker Spotlight: John Keller

John is a longtime Trekker, participating in the LELT Trek (in all its various forms) for the past 9 years. This year, John raised $1,175 from friends and family to support conservation and trails in the Lake Region!! John's efforts will go a long way in caring for LELT trails and building much needed new trails in the Lake Region. Thank you, John!

As the individual who raised the most money at the 2020 Trek for the Trails, we're excited to present John with a stay at the Tap House Loft, generously donated by Depot Street Tap House.

ICYMI: Albino Porcupine

Yeah, an ALBINO porcupine, spotted on LELT conserved land back in September. You just never know what conserved lands are protecting.
Have you renewed your membership this year?
Loon Echo Land Trust is a community-supported nonprofit. Everything we're able to do is a direct result of your support. You can make sure more forests are accessible for you and your family, local critters have forever homes, and our earth is more resilient to climate change.
Learn more here.
Future generations can experience fall at Raymond Community Forest thanks to your support. Photo by Jerry Monkman.
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 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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