Landmark Heritage Trust is a non-profit land trust serving the central Maine towns of Carmel, Dixmont, Etna, Hermon, Hampden, Monroe, Newburgh, and Winterport. Our mission is to protect open space and the area's agricultural, scenic, historical, and recreational resources. We encourage conservation of natural resources by fostering environmental awareness through education and we preserve open space through conservation easements.
Landmark Heritage Trust is open to everyone and new members are always welcome, especially people interested in volunteering their time and expertise. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings to learn more about our work. We hold an Annual Meeting every fall and encourage anyone interested in supporting the work of the trust to attend. The date and time of this year's Annual Meeting will be annouced in early September.
2015 Northern Pond Outing - Saturday August 8th at 10 am
On Saturday, August 8th, 2015 we are planning a Pond Ecology Excursion & Paddle at our Northern Pond Preserve in Monroe. Don Phillips, local soil scientist and biologist, will lead the outing. We will learn about the resident plant (like the Fragrant Water Lily on the right) and animal life while we paddle and explore this pristine 11-acre pond and adjacent wetlands. Participants will need to bring a kayak or canoe. We are happy to offer assistance with carrying and launching boats. In the event of rain the event will be rescheduled for Sunday, August 9th at the same time. We will meet at the Northern Pond parking area on the Dahlia Farm Road in Monroe. Call Don Phillips for more information at 525-0930.
Northern Pond Update
Trail work to clear winter storm tree damage has been completed for the year and we are happy to report that all bog walks are navigable, however, please watch your step as they are narrow and uneven in places. The Monroe Conservation Commission recently updated the Northern Pond Guide and Trail Map.The two most popular trails - the Old Tote Road and Hemlock Ridge trails have been blazed with blue paint. The revised guide and trail map may be downloaded from our Properties page. Paper copies are available at the Monroe Town Office, from Board members, or from Mike Moody at the Roundy Farm Greenhouse on the Monroe Road just south of the intersection with Dahlia Farm Road. We hope to see you on the trails this summer and fall!
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Landmark Heritage Trust was founded in 1992 as a charitable non-profit land trust. We currently hold easements in southern Penobscot and northern Waldo Counties, Maine.