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Brave Boat Headwaters Project

Photo by Andrew Pearson
 

Big Step Forward for Brave Boat Headwaters

At the beginning of February, KLT closed on 43 acres of woodland and farm fields off Bartlett Road. The Sawyer and Coggeshall families donated the land, which has been owned by the family since the 1920's.
 
William Sawyer, who just turned 82, reminisced about the land he grew up on while signing the legal papers for the agreement. “The day I was born in 1933, my mother and father traveled to York Hospital from the farm in a horse drawn pung, which is a winter sleigh.” 
 
The permanent protection of the land represents a major addition to the overall effort to protect Brave Boat Headwaters, a 150-acre block of valuable woodlands and wetlands between Bartlett Road and Route 103.  
 

Habitat and Water Quality Improvement    at Rustlewood Farm

Shrubland is currently being developed at KLT's recently conserved, 300-acre Rustlewood Farm. The goal of this work is to help protect the water quality of Spruce Creek and Curtts Ridge Brook and create safe habitat for wildlife like the threatened New England cottontail.

Read the article in The Portsmouth Herald.

Learn more about scrubland habitat.  

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

March is Membership Renewal Month

Becoming a member or renewing your KLT membership is a simple way to make a vital difference in our community. By making a donation to KLT, you are helping to ensure the quality of life for people, plants, and animals in Kittery today and tomorrow. 

With simplicity in mind, we want to make the support you offer clear and easy:
1. You will be asked to renew your membership to KLT once a year in March.
2. We will ask for your additional support in December when you may be thinking about making an end-of-year gift to your most valued causes.
3. You are encouraged to consider donating through our secure website, selecting the recurring donation option—more manageable monthly payments, less to think about.
 

It's a simple YES: Please join us now!
 


Volunteers Make It Happen


Steve Hall, Wendy Pomeroy, and Gary Mitchell at BBH Ski/Snowshoe

Thank you to our great volunteers for making our February Ski/Snowshoe at Brave Boat Headwaters such a success!
Wendy Pomeroy, Gary Mtichell, Steve Hall, Clayton Smith, Gale Turner, Tony Barrington, Mark Alesse, Bob Sheppard, Rob Nichols, Heather Sullivan, Will Brewster, Alex Dearborn -- thank you all!

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun in the Snow!


Olivia and Harrison with their dog Henry

Conditions were great for the second annual Ski/Snowshoe at Brave Boat Headwaters. People of all ages came out to enjoy some cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the beautiful, wooded setting. Henry, the enthusiastic sled dog, led the snowy fun. Kids ventured out with Emma Carcagno of the White Pine Programs to do some winter tracking, while others warmed themselves around the fire pit with some hot cocoa. Thanks to all who came out and to our wonderful volunteers for making the day such a success! Be sure to join us next year.

Upcoming Events
Mar 19, 2015 6:00 PM
Film Screening: Play Again

Apr 08, 2015 6:00 PM
Book Discussion: Last Child in the Woods

Apr 18, 2015 10:00 AM
Vernal Pool Exploration

May 17, 2015 2:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Plugging into Nature

Aug 07, 2015 3:30 PM
Kayak Paddle in Brave Boat Harbor


Bird-a-Day

Enjoy this beautiful bird blog from local photographer Phillip Augusta.