Forty years ago, a small group of local people came together to preserve the Little River Dam in East Boothbay. This effort marked the beginning of the Boothbay Region Land Trust, which today includes Damariscove Island, the 1800s site of a schoolhouse at Schoolhouse Pond, Porter Preserve with its old house foundation, and an early 1800s farmhouse, which is the last remaining undeveloped saltwater farm in Boothbay Harbor.
On Thursday, July 29, 4:30 p.m. at Boothbay Region Historical Society, BRLT Executive Director Nick Ullo will tell this story of preservation in his talk “Preserving Land in the Boothbay Region: The Story Behind Thirty-five Miles of Nature Trails.” Admission is free, however reservations are required for both for attendance in person and for Zoom. To reserve a seat at the Historical Society for the talk, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 207-633-0820, and to request a Zoom link please email us at email@example.com
Ullo has a BS in environmental science from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. Following graduation he spent seven summers as island steward on Damariscove Island. In 2008 he found year-round work with BRLT as lands manager and in 2010 was promoted to executive director.
Boothbay Region Historical Society is located at 72 Oak Street in Boothbay Harbor, just across the street from The First National Bank parking lot. Admission is free. We are open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.