November E-news
Ways to Give this Fall
Watch for the year end appeal in your mail! The funds raised through this and membership are essential for Great Works to continue to protect the special places you enjoy, focus on the conservation efforts you appreciated, and make a difference in your community.

Great Works preserves continue to provide solace during the ongoing pandemic. Please make an end of year gift to Great Works in support of conservation and access to the land in your town.

Many thanks to all who give! We are so grateful for your continued support.

2021 Giving Tuesday
Great Works will be participating in Giving Tuesday this year with outreach efforts focusing on our social media platforms rather than multiple emails.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity that will take place on December 1, 2020, after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of the season by giving to your favorite nonprofit.
#GivingTuesday emphasizes opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection and kindness even while practicing physical distancing.
How you can get involved:
  • First, plan to give between 8am and 8pm on December 1st at!
  • Share your story with us to let us know why you want to give.
  • Let your friends know in advance.
  • When you give, share your joy with your friends and neighbors through email and social media.
  • Read more about Great Works at and send your friends there.
  • Take a moment to think about what you love about the work the Land Trust does, and feel great supporting this organization.
Thank you to the Fabulous Find!

Thank you to the Fabulous Find and all who donated or shopped for the month of October! GWRLT will receive a donation of $10,273.45!
Watch our Berwick Stories in the Woods
Thanks to BCTV for attending and filming our final Stories in the Woods of the 2021 season. Thanks to our partner Berwick Public Library and to all of our library partners who made this hike series so successful. We are planning to continue this walk series for the 2022 season beginning again in April.
WANTED: New or Used Microwave for the GWRLT Office
Do you have an extra microwave or in the market for a new one, please consider donating one to the GWRLT office. Contact Jane Adams if you can fulfill this request. Thank you!
Final Outings of 2021
Late fall programming.
Three Hills Hike
Mount A, Cape Neddick

Join Robin Kerr of Mount Agamenticus Conservation Group for a tour of the Three Hills. Susan Pike, board member of North Berwick, will be attending as the GWRLT representative, ready to share all her naturalist wisdom.
Wednesday Wandering:
Kenyon Hill Preserve

Join Outreach Coordinator Brenna Crothers for a walk through this lovely woodland preserve. Views of the dramatic granite ledges and an old foundation.
Outings are limited to 25 participants. Sign up for hikes by email or call 207-646-3604.
Get Outside! Fall 2021 Scavenger Hunt
Participate in the Get Outside! Fall Scavenger Hunt,
October 1st- December 15th
by Gateway to Maine Outside Partners

Search for 14 local natural landmarks in the Southern York County region. Upon completion, you’ll receive a complimentary G2MO sticker and will be entered into a raffle for a larger prize! *Families with young kids will qualify for the raffle prize after visiting 10 landmarks.

Please follow CDC guidance regarding masks and social distancing.

**FYI It's Hunting season please wear blaze orange and be aware when on the trails.**

Stay healthy and enjoy!
Volunteer News

Thank you to our many volunteers who help GWRLT. We are so grateful for everyone's contributions.

Special thanks to Amy Picotte for reglazing a few of the windows at the Museum at BPF, they look great!

Thank you Patti Mitchem for your help with office work!

Thank you to our Stewardship Volunteers!
  • Susan Wiswell, Bill Hills, David Beattie, David Wadler, Felicia Johnson, John Hake, Jude Boucher, Paul Callnan, Richard Holmes, and Rich Pandiscio for your help building the new Shorey's Brook Trail out at Goodwin Forest!

Kids Corner
Indoor Fairy Houses & Natural Textures
Explore Natural Textures & Build a Fairy House
As the days grow darker and inclement weather becomes more frequent finding ways to bring the outdoors in makes the shorter days more manageable.

This lesson was initially developed as an exploration of texture, which then evolved into fairy house building! A good reminder to always remain open-minded to the outcome.

Essential questions to frame your exploration: Why do some trees lose their leaves? How do trees reproduce? Seed vs. cone, vs. acorn, what are they differences? What are seasons? When do trees drop their cones, seeds, acorns, and why?

What you will need:
  • Natural materials: acorns, pine needles, leaves, sticks, stones and pinecones.
  • Air Dry Clay
  • Rolling pin

  1. Go on a neighborhood walk or explore your backyard and collect natural materials. Look for fallen leaves, sticks, pinecones, acorns, small sticks or stones. These will be your tools for exploring texture and decorative materials for the fairy houses.
  2. Roll out some air dry clay flat and begin pressing and rolling your different materials on the clay. Observe what patterns and prints occur. Demonstrate different ways to create imprints in the clay. Allow your student/child to explore the materials on the clay.
  3. During exploration time assemble natural materials in structures, build your fairy house!
  4. After the clay has dried it's time for imaginary fairy play in their new home.
Discovery Backpacks Available at BPF
Discovery Backpacks available to check-out at Beach Plum Farm Preserve: 610 Main Street Ogunquit, ME - weekdays, 10am - 2pm.

These backpacks are filled with nature themed activities to be used while you visit Beach Plum Farm. Geared for kids age 5 and up. Stop by the office when you visit Beach Plum Farm and check-out a discovery backpack.
FYI! Website Work in Progress
We are working on completing a new website. For up-to-date notifications and calendar listings visit our Facebook. Or call the office: 207-646-3604.
Staff picks on local and environmental news.
Photos of Great Works
Images from our fantastic 2021 hike season!
Images from top to bottom, left to right: Hiking Bauneg Beg Mountain and images from the mushroom foray at Negutaquet Conservation Area. Images from our final Stories in the Woods with Berwick Public Library and hikers at Rocky Hills Preserve and Bauneg Beg Mountain.
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