Presumpscot Regional Land Trust invites public to attend 2014 Annual Meeting

Free October 7 event in Standish will feature a presentation on conservation in Casco Bay and a drawing for an Old Town kayak

For immediate release
September 24, 2014
Contact: Andrew Colvin, (207) 671-9481

Presumpscot Regional Land Trust (PRLT) is inviting its members and the public to attend its 2014 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 7, at St. Joseph’s College in Standish.

“We always look forward to this annual event because it’s a chance to educate community members about the important conservation work Presumpscot Regional Land Trust is doing in the area,” said PRLT Board President Michael Parker. “With the recent completion of on the Randall Orchards conservation project and the acquisition of 50 acres along Mill Brook in Westbrook, there’s a lot to talk about and celebrate this year. Throw in the drawing for an Old Town kayak along with a presentation on the health of Casco Bay, and it should be an exciting and interesting evening.”

Earlier this summer, PRLT, partners, and landowner Dick Randall closed on a conservation easement that will keep Randall Orchards in Standish and Gorham as working forest and farmland. Taken with another easement donated by Mr. Randall, the project represents 487 protected acres. Also this summer, PRLT acquired 50 acres along Mill Brook–an important tributary of the Presumpscot River–from the City of Westbrook.

The event will be held in the Alfond Hall Auditorium on the campus of St. Joseph’s College on White’s Bridge Road in Standish on Tuesday, October 7, from 6:15-8 p.m.
6:15 p.m.: Free refreshments and social hour
7 p.m.: Short business meeting and highlights from the year
7:15 p.m. Presentation by Casco Bay Estuary Partnership Director Curtis Bohlen on the role of land conservation in the health of Casco Bay.

There will also be a drawing for an Old Town kayak package worth $550, generously donated by Cabela’s. Participants must be members of the land trust to be entered. People can join at the annual meeting before the drawing for a minimum donation of $25, which also brings other benefits for the coming year. Find more information at www.prlt.org.