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Brave Boat Headwaters Project


Spuds and Sustainability at Rustlewood

The Green Team at Rustlewood

We love what's happening at Greenlaw Gardens at Rustlewood Farm! Shapleigh Middle School's Green Team, in partnership with Rick Greenlaw, experienced first hand the wonders of locally grown food while harvesting potatoes they had planted last spring. The potatoes will be served at the Kittery schools during September's Maine Harvest Lunch Week. 

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Photo Contest is Calling You!


Photo Contest announces partnership with York Art Association to display winning photos and other entries at YAA. The opening reception of the month-long show will be November 7. It's perfect picture-taking weather. Get out your cameras, and be sure to enter soon! See details below. 

Help MtA2C Conservation Initiative highlight the special place where we live!

Submit your best shots from any season. Limit 2 shots for each of the following: 
1. People on the Land – We’d love close-ups of smiling faces. 
2. Wildlife and Plants – The flora and fauna in this region are the most diverse in Maine! 
3. Scenic Views - Photos of conserved land are particularly welcome.
Photographs must be taken in the MtA2C region: Eliot, Kittery, Oqunquit, South Berwick, Wells, and York.
Contestants will compete for cash and other prizes!    Deadline: October 20, 2014
For contest details and to enter, visit the MtA2C website.

Headway on the Headwaters

KLT is thrilled to have been awarded $400,000 from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) in support of the Brave Boat Headwaters conservation project. This grant is a significant step forward in the goal of protecting 150 acres along scenic Route 103 that includes critical wetlands, wildlife habitat, historic sites, and land that protects water quality of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.

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View map of Brave Boat Headwater's project





2014 Friend of Kittery Conservation Award Winner

Rob Nichols with his award at KLT's Annual Meeting

KLT was pleased to recognize Rob Nichols, volunteer Project Manager for the conservation of the 300-acre Rustlewood Farm. Rob, who is a former KLT Board member, worked skillfully, tirelessly, and with great spirit to make this complex, multi-year effort a success. In his moving acceptance talk, he made a persuasive case for land conservation being a community effort. Rob's work is a testament to what is accomplished by Kittery residents for the well-being of our community.

KLT's Annual Meeting and Picnic

Martha Petersen and Arlene Brewster (l- r) enjoying the sunshine at the Annual Meeting.

KLT's Annual Meeting and Picnic Luncheon was deemed a great success by all who attended. It was a gorgeous day to take in the view from Fort Foster as people visited and tucked into sliced meat and cheese from Carl's Meat Market, homemade salads and apple crisp, and bread and cookies from Beach Pea Baking Co. Thank you to all who donated the delicious food! The focus then turned to the Annual Meeting, followed by a talk given by Town Manager Nancy Colbert Puff, and the presentation of the Friend of Kittery Conservation Award.

Cameron Wake, Steve Delaney, and Debora Martin (l-r) catching up at the Annual Meeting.

Christine Bennett, Alan Bing, Joan Beskenis, and Karen Young (l-r) chat over the picnic lunch.Volunteers 








Fabulous support for  KLT and YLT

We are happy to announce that Kittery and York Land Trusts will be the recipient of the proceeds from The Fabulous Find’s October sales! The Fabulous Find, a resale boutique, each month selects a non-profit organization to which it generously grants that month's proceeds.

PLEASE HELP us to maximize this unique fundraising opportunity. Here’s how, it’s simple!


DONATE items to The Fabulous Find.  
Search your closet and storage areas for high-quality, gently used items: 
Yes clothing, artwork, jewelry, children's clothing and good quality toys. 
No electronics, appliances. or baby furniture, please.
(Please wait until October 1st to drop them off.)

SHOP at The Fabulous Find     
Find furniture, household goods, contemporary fall clothing, jewelry, Halloween costumes and more.

Click here for The Fabulous Find's location and hours

Make It Happen!

Melissa Paly, Wendy Pomeroy and her daughter Olivia at the Annual Meeting and Picnic

A big thank you to Carl's Meat Market and Beach Pea Baking Co. for their generous donations to the KLT's Picnic Lunch. And also to to Wendy Pomeroy, Will Brewster, Ken Fellows, and Melissa Paly for contributing such yummy salads and apple crisp. Thanks to all who helped set up and clean up and to Steve Hall for loaning his truck for the disposable of trash. It's this spirit of generosity that makes  KLT and Kittery so great!


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