Join Coastal Rivers staff and local oyster growers to clean up the Damariscotta River shoreline on Tuesday, October 3.
We invite one and all to join the effort! Meet at the Damariscotta Town Landing at 1:00 p.m. to hop on a boat and grab some trash bags. Boats from local oyster farms and the Coastal Rivers launch will transport folks to different sections of the river for clean-up. The boats will return to the town landing at 3:00, where collected trash will be loaded onto trucks and taken to the dump. Click the program title for more info.
Do you dream of making wild wood sorrel sauce for your fish dinner? Serving up freshly foraged wild tubers? Naturalist Sarah Gladu, Coastal Rivers’ Director of Education and Community Science, will help you to get started. Join Sarah for a gentle walk around Salt Bay Farm to identify common wild edibles you are likely to find nearby. You’ll have the opportunity to taste some, such as pine bark chips and roasted groundnut. Click the program title for more info or to register.
Bring your own apples and jugs, and use our cider press to make your own delicious apple cider to take home. In addition to the press, we will provide a wash station and coaching.
There are several 45-minute slots available for each group (up to 6 people) on select Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons through October. All spots are first come, first-served. Click the program title for details.
Spend a fall afternoon with naturalist Sarah Gladu for a walk at Crooked Farm Preserve along the Pemaquid River. We will admire the changes that autumn brings, and take a close look at mosses, lichens, and other special features of the marshy habitat along the river. Click the program title for more info or to register.
The next Trail Tamers™ workday is scheduled for Thursday, November 2nd from 1-3pm. We'll be installing some much-needed bog bridging along a wet section of trail. For the installation, hand tools will be used to level out the ground if need be, and then each section will be assembled using power tools. We hope to have much of the heavy bog bridging material staged close to the project area before the workday so we can focus more on assembling than hauling!
Join us for a special walk and talk at Coastal River’s Salt Bay Farm, for a public version of the Wabanaki Living Skills and Culture program we host for local schools every October. Passamaquoddy educator Sandra Bassett will share her personal story, demonstrate singing and drumming on the hillside, and teach a sampling of Passamaquoddy words. With Director of Education Sarah Gladu, hear a Wabanaki story and take a walk to look for traditionally used plants and visit the wigwams being built by local school kids.
Active Living (Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure & Recreation) What kind of place should Damariscotta be in the future? What are our best features, those that should be protected or should be made even better? What changes does the community anticipate, and what should we do about them? At this meeting, we will discuss strengths and weaknesses of Damariscotta's existing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and the importance of recreational amenities for community health. We will then hear from you about what amenities you would like to see and how to increase this kind of infrastructure. The Comprehensive Plan Committee is an …
November 17th is National Take a Hike Day! Join naturalist Sarah Gladu at Salt Bay Farm to stroll through rolling hayfields along the shores of Great Salt Bay. On this walk we'll visit ancient middens, see late migratory birds, and visit the salt marsh in hopes of spotting signs of mink and other wildlife. Click the program title for more info or to register.
Support Twin Villages Foodbank Farm with a Thanksgiving Day 5K Trail Run or 1-Mile Walk/Fun Run!
This is a volunteer-organized event taking place at Coastal Rivers Salt Bay Farm in Damariscotta. There is no fee to participate, but monetary donations of any amount to the Foodbank Farm are encouraged! Click on the event title for more info and to register.