Georgetown, Maine

Click on image to download the 2018 Trails Guide, or pick up a copy at the Town Office.

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And click here for 2018 update:

Coastal Guide

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 19, 2020 — Harvest Potluck

Pickled, Frozen and Dried

What you’ve got too much of from your garden now, or shoot too much of during hunting season — pickle it, freeze it or dry it, and bring it to share with your neighbors in January, when we need it and good fellowship both. To celebrate the bounty of where we live. Georgetown Community Center, 5 p.m.

Volunteers Needed

Culvert Project

Can you help Georgetown plan for potential flooding by taking pictures following exceptionally heavy rains?  Volunteers still needed 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.

What it involves:

  • You will be provided with a rain gauge, and during rainstorms you will measure how much rain falls
  • You will be assigned 1-3 culverts on the island that you will take pictures of during a storm
  • You will use a computer to upload data to a shared Google Drive folder 

Roads that we have identified that need a volunteer:

  • Jewett Road
  • Five Islands Road
  • Bay Point Road
  • Sagadahoc Bay Road
  • Indian Point Road (Tidal)

To volunteer or learn more about volunteering, email the team at agl1008@wildcats.unh.edu

Trail Maintenance

Like to be outdoors?  Have a chainsaw (or a handsaw)?   We always need help with trail maintenance at Ipcar and Round the Cove Preserves.  Contact us at conserve04548@gmail.com 

Seasonal Notices

The Turtles Have Crossed

The Georgetown Conservation Commission took down the “Turtle Crossing” signs along Georgetown roads at the end of September. They’ll be back up in the spring before our turtles are laying eggs again.  Turtles should now be burrowed into their overwintering marshes.  If we’ve missed a sign to take down now, or if you can suggest a turtle road crossing area that needs signs in the spring, please contact us at conserve04548@gmail.com

We’re also looking into getting official DOT turtle crossing signs for our State roads.

FMI on Georgetown’s turtles, including the endangered spotted turtle, see Projects/Turtles Crossing 

Reminder:  Deer Ticks May Be Out Whenever There’s No Snow Cover

Tick Borne Diseases

2019 Coastal and Estuary Water Quality Monitoring 

Georgetown volunteers are measuring temperature, salinity, clarity, dissolved oxygen, and pH (acidity) at nine locations around our coastline during biweekly high tides from May through October.  Results of this sixth year of tracking will be published here when tabulated.  Water Quality

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