Georgetown, Maine

Structures up at Round the Cove Preserve fall 2020 to shelter outdoor learning curriculum for the Georgetown Central School.  Please look for signage and respect kids’ safety, particularly when school is in session.

Lillian Reid left her property – now  part of the Round the Cove forest – to Georgetown with the provision that “said premises are to be used, whenever possible, for and in conjunction with the operation of the Georgetown school or schools; for the use of the students and faculty in furtherance of environmental and conservation purposes or studies. For this purpose, the premises are to be maintained in as natural a state as is practical, and consistent with the uses and purposes herein and hereby expressed.”  In 1973, when the Town accepted Lillian Reid’s bequest, no-one could have imagined the pandemic of 2020.  How appropriate that her bequest has such practical meaning today!

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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Special Event via ZOOM

Monday, February 8, 2021 7 p.m.

What’s New in the Clean-up of Marine Debris in New England Waters?

At the invitation of the Georgetown Conservation Commission, Demi Fox, Northeast Regional Coordinator for the NOAA Marine Debris Program, will discuss current marine debris issues, New England’s ongoing projects, and how partners across the region are working together to prevent, remove, and study common types of marine debris. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion of what we can all do to contribute to solutions. FMI on the Marine Debris Program, https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/northeast

All welcome, but you must register in advance to receive the Zoom link. Registration form below.

Seasonal Notices

2020 – 2021 Events

Due to pandemic restrictions, we have had to postpone most of our community activities.  Please continue to enjoy Georgetown’s many beautiful trails and outdoor spaces.  Some are experiencing heavier than usual usage;  we will appreciate it if you could be particularly careful to carry in/carry out, and, of course, maintain social distancing.  Please do not mark new trails on conservation lands without permission.

The next scheduled meeting of the Conservation Commission is March 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.  For the Zoom link, contact the Town Office at gtwnme@hotmail.com

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

Forty percent of deer ticks in our area carry one or more tick borne diseases, and the tick population has been increasing dramatically.  Nymph deer ticks are tiny and hungry and most active in early spring.  Be careful out there.  FMI see our resource section on Tick Borne Diseases

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