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SEPTEMBER E-NEWS

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GET YOUR TREK ON
The 2019 Loon Echo trek is 10 DAYS AWAY! Register today.


The Trek is our biggest fundraising event of the year! Join us for a hike from Denmark to Bridgton over the entire ridge of Pleasant Mountain.
Click here to Learn More & Register
Click here to Volunteer


Special thanks to our Trek Sponsors: Norway Savings Bank, Shawnee Peak, Bridgton News, Migis Lodge, and Allagash Brewing.
Upcoming Events
 
When: Saturday, September 7, 9 AM - 12PM (Rain Date September 8)
Where: Hacker's Hill Preserve
Level of Difficulty: Wicked Easy

Dick Anderson, former Director of the Maine Audubon, brings his enthusiasm for the southern hawk migration back to Hacker’s Hill. Bring your comfy chair, binoculars, water and snacks. In the past, many species of hawks have been observed along with bald eagles and osprey. Please park in the “Event Parking” area to the right of the summit. 
 
When: Saturday, September 14
Where: Pleasant Mountain
Level of Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuou
s (but family friendly!)
Hiking. Running. Tacos. Beer! $50/adult $35/Youth  Click here to register.
 
When: September 18, 5-7 pm (Rescheduled from August due to rain)
Where: Hacker’s Hill Preserve, Casco
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Spend an evening with Maine State Geologist Robert Marvinney to look back in time at the northern Sebago Lake region from a geological standpoint. The land between the west shore of Sebago Lake and the White Mountains offers an interesting story of ancient ocean shorelines, glaciers and multiple ice ages. Meet at 5:00 PM at Hacker’s Hill parking area. Please park in the “Event Parking” area to the right of the summit.
 
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, membership@lelt.org or check out our website at www.lelt.org.

 Conservation Corner: Monarchs


(above) Milkweed at Hacker's Hill Preserve
Ahh the magic of Monarchs! 'Tis the season for monarchs to be completing their metamorphosis. Learn more about these incredible insects and what you can do to help them thrive.
Resource: Landscaping for Butterflies
Action: Citizen Science Opportunity! Click Here to Help Model the Monarchs
Visit a Butterfly House: Mark's Lawn & Garden in Bridgton

Educational Walks at Raymond Community Forest

We have partnered with Crescent Lake Watershed Association (CLWA) and RSU14 to bring hikes for 9-12 year olds to Raymond Community Forest. The walks will bring to life the forest and its connection to water quality. The hikes are free, however registration is required. Click here for more information.
NEW DATES!
Sat, September 14 - 9:30 – 11:30am | What's in There? | Register Here
A lesson all about the creatures that live in our water and what they say about water quality.
Sat, October 5 - 9:30 – 11:30am | Which Tree is Which?  | Register Here
Learn the types of trees and what animals call them home.

Trekking Through Time

From June through October, Lakes Environmental AssociationLoon Echo Land TrustGreater Lovell Land Trust, Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, and Western Foothills Land Trust teamed up for a series of historical explorations. September's walk is this Saturday, September 7th, hosted by Western Foothills Land Trust and LELT will host October's event on Saturday, October 5th at Peabody-Fitch Woods.
Donate to Loon Echo Land Trust in 2019
Loon Echo Land Trust is a community-supported non-profit. By giving to Loon Echo 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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