Calendar of Events

OLT Passport Challenge – Welcome to the Orono Land Trust’s 30th anniversary challenge. It is easy to participate, just print off the passport and start visiting preserves. Click here for more details.

Spring has sprung and opportunities abound for outdoors minded OLT members and friends. Whether you’re interested in kayaking in Orono area waters, visiting new parks, visiting a proposed new riverside park on an old dam site, celebrating the migration of alewives, or enjoying music, food and friends while supporting the reconstruction of the Bog Walk with treasures purchased at the Orono Bog live and silent auction there is lots to do before summer, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy!!

Field trip to the old Veazie Dam site, now a proposed park, Orono Land Trust sponsored.   Join us for a discussion with Laura Rose Day of the Penobscot River Restoration and the new  Riverside Park in Veazie. Sunday May 22nd,  1 PM
Where: At the old power station site in Veazie on the Penobscot River. Followed by tour of other OLT Veazie Lands for those who wish.

Celebration of Fish Migration Day on Saturday May 21st at Leonards Mill in Bradley where you can watch thousands of Alewives ascending the fishway at the historic mill site and enjoy a smoked Alewife for lunch!  

Orono Bog Live and Silent Auction, Saturday May 21, Keith Anderson Community Center, Orono, 6-9 p.m. Live music and benefit the reconstruction of the Orono Bog Boardwalk.  The event will be held from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Road in Orono.  Auction items include a weekend getaway on the Maine Coast, an EPIC Sports gift certificate, a home brewing consultation, concert and theatre tickets, garden tours, beautiful Boardwalk photographs framed with recycled deck boards, hand-tied flies with a fly fishing chest pack, landscape and arboriculture consultations, and much, much more.  A hand-made vintage quilt will be raffled during the event.  Auctioneer John Cheney will be master of ceremonies for the live auction, and from 6:00 to 7:00pmVillage to Village (Juan Condori on cello and guitar and Ellie May Shufro, violin) will provide music from around the world.  Light refreshments will be served.  Admission is free; however donations will be gratefully accepted at the door.   For more information about this event, the Orono Bog Boardwalk and its programs, or ways to support the reconstruction of the boardwalk, please contact, call 866-2578, or visit

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Events:  Intro To Kayaking: Orono area

Introduction to Kayaking (4 sessions series)
Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:00-7:00pm
5/17, 5/19, 5/24, 5/26

INSTRUCTOR: Karen Francoeur, Master Maine Sea Kayak/Recreation Guide and ACA Instructor


1. Hirundo Wildlife Sanctuary, Pushaw Stream 5/17/16
2. Old Town Highschool (pool session) 5/19/16
3. Pushaw Lake, 5/24/16
4. Stillwater River, Orono 5/26/16

Detailed information & registration:
Introduction to Kayaking
CKA Online Link