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November 3rd: Vote YES on 2

Vote Yes Otter sign

for Brave Boat Headwaters


Tell your friends, family & neighbors!

Vote Yes on 2




Mark your calendar and spread the word!  Next Tuesday, 11/3, a bond question to support the creation of the Brave Boat Headwaters Preserve will come before Kittery voters Your vote will decide whether this land can be protected, providing our community with opportunities for outdoor recreation and nature-based education and safeguarding clean water and important habitat for wildlife.

All for just pennies (1.32) added to the mil rate!

Show your support and help spread the word:

  • Pick up a button or
  • lawn sign     


Portsmouth Herald encourages

"Vote Yes on 2"

click here for 11/2/15 editorial

State Funding for The Headwaters on Hold

A big thank you to our local ( and regional ) legislators who tried to get the Land for Maine's Future bonds released. Unfortunately, the House was not able to get enough votes to override the Governor's veto of LD 1378.

Come January, though, we hope there will be a proposal to extend the 2010 bond monies. Meanwhile, we thank our legislatures for all they've done this session.

Learn more

Here is the most recent update on Land for Maine's Future as it impacts Brave Boat Headwaters








Outdoor Classroom at Brave Boat Headwaters

Volunteer Martha Petersen with Shapleigh 6th graders

It was glorious fall weather for the Shapleigh 5th and 6th grade field trips to Brave Boat Headwaters.The students enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine as they explored the biodiversity of the woods.

They dug in the dirt, unearthing salamanders and dragonfly wings They tasted root-beer-flavored Birch twigs and learned how to identify trees And they investigated the early history of Kittery on the site of a old garrison in preparation for writing an historical fiction narrative.

Thank you to Shapleigh School and the 5th and 6th grade teachers for piloting this field trip with KLT. We are thrilled to see our vision for this property, as a place for nature-based education, come to life!

And here's to KLT's great volunteers, especially Neil Jorgensen, Marty Petersen, and Gary Mitchell who enriched the students' experience with their enthusiasm and expertise.

Read The Portsmouth Herald article about the field trip.

Sophomore Bridge Building at Norton

Mr. Merrill's Sophomore Advisor Group - mission accomplished

It was the start of their summer vacation, but a group of Traip Academy sophomores were out carrying heavy logs a quarter of mile through the woods.The students were completing their Sophomore Learning Project for which they were constructing a bog style bridge over some wetlands at KLT's Norton Preserve. It was a team-effort, accomplished over two days with lots of fore discussion and planning. And in the end, they were proud of having created something of concrete and lasting value to their community. Thank you Mr.Merrill's Advisor Group!












Plugging into Nature: Join the Conversation 

Thank you to Allyn Hutton, Dr Glen Gruba and Dan Gardoqui, and everyone who participated in the very interesting conversation about Plugging into Nature on October 15th at the Shapleigh Cafeteria.  It was a great discussion about value of giving kids unstructured time outside and the value of making Kittery a more bike-friendly place for kids. We appreciated co-hosting this event with the Kittery School Department.


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Enjoy this beautiful bird blog from local photographer Phillip Augusta.

Small Change Makes a Big Difference

A big thank you to Kittery Trading Post and their customers for the generous support they have given KLT through their Round Up program for conservation.

Please remember to round up when making purchases at KTP. It is an easy way to help KLT and other conservation organizations, which help make southern Maine such a great place to live!