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Brave Boat Headwaters Project


Conservation of Rustlewood Complete!

(left to right: Rob Nichols, Christine Bennett, Beth, Richard, and Ken Johnson)

We are thrilled to have closed on the purchase of a conservation easement at Rustlewood Farm, permanently protecting 300 acres of environmentally rich fields and forest that straddle Kittery and Eliot, Maine. 
With the completion of this project, we are proud to have nearly doubled the amount of conserved land overseen by KLT; 700+ acres that will be here for our grandchildren’s grandchildren and will help ensure a sustainable future for Kittery.  

Successful Closing on 60-Acre Parcel

December 2nd closing at KLT Office

Kittery Land Trust is happy to announce it has closed on the purchase of a 60-acre parcel of land on Brave Boat Harbor Road. We thank early, passionate supporters of this project. We are excited to have reached this milestone but are mindful of all the work ahead. We must now ensure funding to pay back our 1.34 million dollar low-interest “mortgage,” which covers the purchase amount of the property. Read More

Check out this eloquent editorial in The Portsmouth Herald (12/2/13)

View map of Brave Boat Headwater's project



Making a Difference: Garlic Mustard Pulls

Local groups are working to restore natural plant communities by pulling garlic mustard, a non-native, aggressive invasive plant that crowds out native plants and is not suited to our local wildlife.
If left unchecked, garlic mustard quickly expands from disturbed areas into woodlands and other natural areas. These garlic mustard pulls are part of a regional garlic mustard challenge to remove this invasive plant from our natural areas throughout New England and the Great Lakes region. Working together we can collectively have a great impact on caring for and restoring our natural area.

Join the effort!
Saturday, May 26
9 am - 1 pm
Fort Foster

See the calendar section for more information.

Backyard Botanist: Winterberry
by Wendy Pomeroy

Winterberry at Brave Boat Harbor 60-acre parcel

At a time of year when we crave some color, we can be thankful for the Common Winterberry. Humble in its deciduous summer leaves, it cuts loose in the fall, with its shower of red berries that hover over wet areas, stream banks and wet road edges. The berries are in full glory after all the leaves have dropped, giving them little to compete with against the rich tones of the fall and drab winter landscapes. We can cut stems to create holiday bouquets that last beyond Valentine’s Day. Birds love the berries, too. 

Read more

Discover More Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors!

The fold-out guide features:
17 preserves in Southern York County
Beautiful photos
Useful summaries of trail conditions
Noteworthy facts
Simple driving directions

Learn More






Maine Audubon is recruiting volunteers to take part in a special survey for endangered species along roads in southern Maine. Walk a one-mile survey stretch in spring and summer, look for wildlife, and help endangered species.
Contact Doug Hitchcox, Maine Audubon (207) 781-2330 ext. 237
to sign up or to request more information. 

Upcoming Events
Apr 19, 2014 9:00 AM
Tree Identification and Stewardship at Norton

Apr 25, 2014 7:00 PM
11th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Apr 26, 2014 9:00 AM
Volunteers Needed: Garlic Mustard Pull

Apr 26, 2014 10:00 AM
Calling Volunteers: Fort Foster Clean Up

May 03, 2014 9:00 AM
Peepers & Tadpoles: Vernal Pool Exploration