The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust is moving its offices from Main Street in Unity to a farm in Vassalboro on Feb. 1, according to a news release.

The membership-supported land trust, which aims to conserve and restore lands along the Sebasticook River Watershed, has been based in Unity since its conception as the Friends of Unity Wetlands. The move will bring the organization to 47 Daisies on Webber Pond Road in Vassalboro, a farm owned and run by Dylan Dillaway, chairman of the land trust’s Board of Directors, and his family.

The move comes as the land trust continues to support and raise awareness for the Alewife Restoration Initiative, which aims to bring alewives back through the Sebasticook region to China Lake. The initiative is working on removing the Masse Dam in Vassalboro, which has raised some concern among residents.

Dillaway said in the release that the move will give the land trust “an important opportunity to widen our base of supporters, not only to the town of Vassalboro but also nearby Waterville, Winslow, and Oakland, all of which are supplied municipal water from the Sebasticook River watershed.”

The land trust will maintain its land holdings in the Unity area, as well as community events, he said, such as the monthly speaker series that began this past fall.

So far, the land trust has conserved more than 2,000 acres of land in addition to 1,600 acres that are held in conservation easements.


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