All LELT events will take current guidance from state and local officials into consideration in order to protect the health of everyone in our community. Precautions may include physical distancing, limiting the number of participants, required pre-registration, and wearing masks. All events are subject to cancellation and/or changes.
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From the Forests to the Ocean: What Happens to Our Water?
April 8, 2021 –
Join us for a conversation with Portland Water District environmental manager Paul Hunt about the natural and built systems involved in local and regional water management. REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Portland Water District and the Natural and Built Infrastructure for Treating and Managing Water
In reality, water manages itself. Drops of water are carried in clouds. It rains and they fall to the ground around us. They infiltrate, flow, change state, and generally move downhill until finally reaching the ocean. This process is repeated ad infinitum. What we call water management is really intercepting some of these drops, using them, and then returning them to the flow. Paul will talk about the Portland Water District, a legislatively-chartered organization that is charged with doing some of this water managing for us, and give some examples of natural and built systems that are used for this purpose.
About the Speaker
Paul Hunt is the environmental manager for the Portland Water District. His group of employees is responsible for lake protection and security, environmental education and outreach, water security, industrial pretreatment, and operating two water and wastewater laboratories. Like all of us, Paul is part of the larger water management system in Greater Portland: he and his wife live in Cape Elizabeth in a house that is provided with tap water from Sebago Lake and from which wastewater is discharged – through a comprehensive water treatment system – to Casco Bay.
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2021 Calendar of Events
Forest Therapy Walk with Holon Healing
April 7th, 3pm – 5pm
Peabody Fitch Woods
Join LELT & Megan-Mack DeRaspe of Holon Healing for a Forest Therapy Walk at Peabody-Fitch Woods. A Forest Therapy Walk is a guided meander through the forest to re-establish a truer sense of overall health and well-being. Through simple sensory invitations of awareness, participants strengthen their connection to the natural environment around them. Free, but pre-registration required as space limited to 10 people.
Webinar: What Happens to Our Water? with Paul Hunt of Portland Water District
April 8th, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Via Zoom – Wherever you are
Join us for a conversation with Portland Water District environmental manager Paul Hunt about the natural and built systems involved in local and regional water management. Free, but registration is required.
Vernal Pool Exploration at Tiger Hill Community Forest
April 23rd, 9am – 12pm
Tiger Hill Community Forest
Earth Day in Bridgton – Community Center Cleanup
April 22nd, 9am – 1:30pm
Bridgton Community Center
Join the Bridgton Community Center and Loon Echo Land Trust to celebrate Earth Day in Bridgton! We’ll be working together to complete a number of projects around the Community Center and Pondicherry Park. We’ll work in the morning and celebrate with a free BBQ chicken lunch around 12:00 pm. Come for the whole event or drop by for as long as you can. All are welcome!
Please bring a mask, work gloves and your favorite garden & yard tools. We will have extra gloves and tools on hand for you to use if you don’t have your own.
Webinar: Prioritizing Climate in Conservation with Matt Markot and Hadley Couraud of LELT
May 6th, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Via Zoom – Wherever you are
Sunset Concert with Bruce Marshall
August 5, 6pm – 8pm
Narramissic Farm, Bridgton
We’re excited to welcome back – again! – local (and LELT) favorite Bruce Marshall for a fourth Acoustic Sunset concert season. A tireless performer with great originals, an expressive, soulful voice and accompanying guitar style on acoustic and steel dobro, he’s earned a reputation as one of New England’s best. Bruce has opened for the likes of BB King and most recently, Jay Leno.
Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic.
Suggested donation: $10/person. Proceeds to benefit Narramissic & Peabody-Fitch Woods.
Maine Outdoor Film Festival
August 20, 2021
Hacker’s Hill Preserve
Details & tickets coming soon!
Trek for the Trails
Any LELT Preserve
Run, walk, hike, bike, skip or drive- all on your own time and to support the trails you love! The Trek is LELT’s biggest fundraising event of the year. You’ll have all of September to complete your Trek. All Trekkers are encouraged to document their Trek with a selfie or video, as well as raise money from friends and family to support local trails & conservation.