Tell your friends, family & neighbors!
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"
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.
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.
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
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!