Georgetown, Maine

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Coastal Guide

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Events

UNH Engineering Team Reports on the Culvert Project

Hear about their work, findings, next steps, and learn more about volunteering to help keep your roads from flooding.

Saturday April 27 at 11 a.m. Georgetown Town Offices

Dave Polito to speak about Georgetown’s Invasive Plants

Barberry, bittersweet, knotweed and thistle: how to manage them and why that’s important.

May 21, 7 p.m., Georgetown Historical Society

130 interested people joined us at the Georgetown School on Thursday night March 21 to hear the lastest about the browntail moth.  Thank you to Georgetown resident Sheila McCandless for organizing. Click on Browntail Moth for some of what we learned.

Reminder:

Now is the time to clip and destroy (soak in soapy water or burn) winter webs, before the caterpillars emerge in late April.

Volunteers Needed Now

Culvert Project

Can you help Georgetown plan for potential flooding by taking pictures following exceptionally heavy rains?  Volunteers still needed on Robinhood and Jewett Roads for the culvert planning project!  Data will be analyzed by UNH civil and environmental engineering students under the supervision of Professor Nancy Kinner of the Georgetown Conservation Commission in this assessment project begun in 2015 in coordination with our Road Commissioner.  To volunteer or learn more about volunteering, email the team at georgetownculverts2019@gmail.com

Municipal Solar

Help Georgetown evaluate the costs and benefits of building a municipal solar power resource.  Work group forming soon.  Interested? Contact Georgetown Conservation Commission member Maureen Stanton at conserve04548@gmail.com

Trail Maintenance

Like to be outdoors?  Have a chainsaw (or a handsaw)?   We’ll need some help with trail clean up at Ipcar and Round the Cove Preserves following this winter.  Contact us at conserve04548@gmail.com

Seasonal Notices

It’s Time to Be Alert for Deer Ticks

As soon as the snow melts, remember to check for deer (black-legged) ticks.  The nymphs are tiny, most active in early spring, and may carry five different diseases in the Midcoast.  Wearing Permethrin treated clothing can help repel them.  Check back soon under ‘Resources’ for more information on the deer tick and Georgetown’s “Tick Group”…

Wood (or dog) tick, left, is much bigger than the deer (or black-legged) tick, right. It’s the deer tick that transmits diseases.

And friendlier arrivals…

Hummingbirds got here last year on April 28th.  Any guesses on this year’s first sighting?

We are in the process of updating this website. More information on current projects and conservation resources coming soon.