Welcome to Nature Fix Fridays!
Kennebunk Land Trust brings the flora, fauna, and beauty of our preserves right to your inbox.

Check out upcoming events and activities!

We'll see you on the trail.

For previous editions, click here!

This week's newsletter includes:

  • KLT in Winter!
  • Information on upcoming Nature Walks
  • Register for the Winter Seasonal Series children's event with the Kennebunk Free Library
  • Learn about an upcoming native plant information session
  • Shop KLT!

Want to get more involved with KLT in 2023?

Contact us here to let us know what kind of volunteering you'd like to do, such as Acquisition, Development or Stewardship committees, board appointments, and other volunteer opportunities!

Kennebunk Land Trust properties are open all year long!

Winter is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the woods

Trail access information to consider as you plan your trip:

  • The parking lots at Wonderbrook, Alewive Woods, and For All Forever typically get plowed all winter
  • Oxbow Preserve and Butler Preserve parking is weather dependent
  • The trails at Sea Road Preserve and Clark Preserve are dependent on the Bridle Path and Eastern Trail being accessible

Winter hiking basics:

  • Layer clothing with a warm base and waterproof shell
  • Bring a map and tell others where you're going
  • Wear shoes that are water resistant with good treads or spikes
  • Carry snacks and a warm beverage to keep your energy and spirits up!

Find more information on planning a safe winter hike here.

Alewive Pond at Alewive Woods freezes over in the winter to allow for ice skating! This is a fun winter activity for all ages.

The pond is not maintained to clear snow or check for thickness, so please use extreme caution. Ice needs to be at least 5 inches thick to skate, and it generally takes 4 days of below freezing temperatures to freeze a pond.


Snowmobiles, ATVs, and other motorized vehicles are not permitted on any Kennebunk Land Trust properties. Please check the property boundaries of all lands you are on and respect local rules.

Join us for a nature walk!

The First Saturday Walk Series with Linda Littlefield Grenfell will continue into 2023! Join in and share her naturalist view of the area's woods and waters.

The next walk is January 7, 2023, from 10 - 11:30 a.m. The walk will be at Alewive Woods Preserve, and theme is appropriately "New Beginnings."

Registration is appreciated. Click here to register!

Mark your calendar for the monthly walks!

  • January 7 - Alewive Woods - "New Beginnings"
  • February 4 – Wonderbrook Preserve. Theme: “Cold Survivors” Register here
  • March 4 – For All Forever Preserve. Theme: “Birds”
  • April 1 – Oxbow Preserve. Them: “Trees”
  • May 6 – Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary. Theme: “Vernal Pools”
  • June 3 – Butler Preserve. Them: “Water”
  • July 1 – For All Forever Preserve. Theme: “Wildflowers”
  • August 5 - Hope Cemetery and Woods. Theme: “Trees in Summer”
  • September 2 – Sea Road Preserve. Theme: “Bugs/Ferns”
  • October 7 - Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary
  • November 4 – Butler Preserve. Theme: “Geology”
  • December 2 – For All Forever Preserve. Theme: “Winter Weeds”

Our Fall program was a such a great time, Kennebunk Land Trust and Kennebunk Free Library are partnering again to offer a nature, craft, and story program!

Meet at the Library for a winter-themed story, then head out for a short walk in Hope Woods. Return to the library for a nature craft and cocoa.

Plan to be outside for at least 30mins with warm clothes and sturdy shoes.

Send any questions to info@kennebunklandtrust.org or mrichardson@kennebunklibrary.org

Click here to register for this free event! 

Wilding our Places: A Conversation on People and Pollinators

Join the The Planeteers of Southern Maine, Town of Kennebunk, Maine Conservation Commission, The School Around Us and other environmental groups for a discussion on healthy stewardship of your yard to benefit wildlife. So much good information to be shared!

January 28, 3 - 5 p.m. Kennebunk Town Hall

Gift memberships are here!

Do good with your gifts!

Show your loved ones what you care about with Kennebunk Land Trust

Gift Memberships!

These packages include a range of goodies to welcome a new member and share with them all we have to offer. If you're looking for a special and unique gift that does some good, give your loved one a Kennebunk Land Trust

Gift Membership today.

You can give the package yourself, or have it mailed directly to the recipient. Visit our Shop KLT Page for more information and purchase yours today!

Gift the Gift of Nature!
Gift the Gift of Nature!

Bring Nature Home! 

Writing the Land: Maine

This anthology of poems and photography showcases many land trusts throughout Maine.

Poems for Kennebunk Land Trust  were written by Cynthia Lozier and inspired by

Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary.

Photos of our preserves are from local residents. 

More Information + Order your copy here

     Listen and see the inspiration

Poet Cynthia Lozier recorded a reading of one of her poems from the book.

Link above!

More Information + Order Here

Fundraise for KLT with CLYNK!

You can donate your returnable cans and bottles to support KLT via Clynk at your local Hannaford store.

Pick up CLYNK bags at our 6 Brown Street office, or at any KLT event.

You can also donate directly via your existing account by clicking DONATE and choosing KLT. 

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