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      The Francis Small Heritage Trust publishes an annual newsletter which is sent to everyone on our mailing list as well as to most addresses in the surrounding towns.   PDF files of recent newsletters are listed below.

      Note: The file sizes are large and may take a long time to display.   To save the files to your hard disk, right-click on the link (control-click on the Mac) and then choose "Save Link As" or "Save Target As."   You may find (especially if you have dial-up access) that it is best to save a file and then view or print it later.   Adobe Acrobat (a free program) or another compatible reader is required to view these files.

      If you would like a hard copy of any or all of these newsletters sent to you by mail, please feel free to contact the Trust.   If you ask to be placed on our mailing list, we will send the next newsletter to you as soon as it becomes available.

      Please note that the newsletters published before 2011 contain the Trust's old phone number.   To telephone the Trust, please use the 207-221-0853 number.




August 2015  
August 2015 Newsletter
7026Kb   Who are our hardest working volunteers?
Sign work
The Trust begins its 25th year with a public conversation about the future of our communities
Past Land for Maine’s Future bonds have benefited our local communities
Location map
Wildlife photographs - Great Blue Heron, bobcat, beaver, deer, coyoye, and moose.
Ash Sunday at Willowbrook
Sawyer Mountain Highlands has been named one of the 50 best day hikes on the Maine Coast

December 2014  
December 2014 Newsletter
2393Kb   Riverfront property protected - Gerry Easement
Maine High Court rules for FSHT in tax-exempt case
New part-time Executive Director
Tom Adelman joins the FSHT Board
Eagle Scout repairs cemetery
Annual meeting
Recent Happenings: Heath hike, JMG hike, & Sense of Place
FSHT to celebrate 25 years - Some thoughts looking back...

December 2013  
December 2013 Newsletter
2451Kb   Low-impact logging demonstrated
We lose a great friend, Bos Savage
History talk and hike in Limerick
A boardwalk starts a trail
Protected forever - another layer
The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods
A Sense of Place

December 2012  
December 2012 Newsletter
547Kb   Second graders explore and report
Executive Director - a big step
Reflections on Betting the Farm
Campers lend a hand
Annual Meeting
Forest Works! partnership
Where can I hike?
And how can I help?

December 2011  
December 2011 Newsletter
611Kb   "Sense of Place" project launched
Lorraine Libby is mourned
Partners to protect working forests - York County Working Forest Protection Project (YCWFPP)
The Sissons sign conservation easement
Eagle Scout candidates offer projects
A Green Event in June
A surprise acquisition
No vacancy in the wood duck boxes?
Annual meeting: Allagash Wilderness with Tim Caverly

December 2010  
December 2010 Newsletter
850Kb   The view from Bald Ledge in Porter
Trail signs sprout on Jagolinzer Preserve
A job well done: Students tackle soil erosion
Bird walkers look for warblers
Katherine Rhoda entertains
Cornish land to be conserved
Learn to control invasive plants
A fun activity for younger hikers: Spot the Next Turtle
How much wood would a wood duck box ...?

December 2009  
December 2009 Newsletter
482Kb   Signs of the turtle: Bonny Eagle High School students swarm the Highlands
Sherwood Libby: Leading Maine environmentalist and FSHT founder dies
Sawyer Mountain easement completed
New signs on Sawyer Mountain
13 volunteers refresh easement boundary
Maine Medical Center Lyme tick study results: Good news and bad news...
Talk on invasive terrestrial plants
FSHT funding sources and expenditures, 1997-2008
Jonathan Carter tells Annual Meeting: Save forests to cool planet
Coming events: Invasive plants workshop and horse logging

December 2008  
December 2008 Newsletter
383Kb   Protecting Sawyer Mountain's future with the help
      of the Green Mountain Conservation Group
Presentation to the Hiram Conservation Commission - January 6, 1992
Amicable resolution of legal defense of Trust properties
All part of a larger watershed
Tick Talk and elections at the Annual Meeting
The Trust protects:
      (list of protected properties)

December 2007  
December 2007 Newsletter
592Kb   Chadbourne-Hanscon Farm in Waterboro protected
Poulins to donate property on the Saco River
Bonny Eagle students to explore Sawyer Mountain
Maine State Legislature recognizes two Trust Directors
Bear sense
A star party at Apple Acres
Opportunities to volunteer
Headstone rescue
Bald Ledge
Annual Meeting
Hike, hikes hikes

December 2006  
December 2006 Newsletter
461Kb   New Limerick access
New conservation easement
Libbys nominated for Peoples Choice Award
Annual meeting hears about Community Energy
Trust seeks legal defense of Sawyer Mountain property
Trust ends sale of dragonfly nymphs
Invasive plants not wanted here!

December 2005  
December 2005 Newsletter
586Kb   Sawyer Mountain Highlands acquisition history
Trust expands
Local history
Jagolinzer Access
Annual meeting explores Plum Creek controversy
Scout returns to Highlands as leader of the pack
Are you a magnet for mosquitoes?
Farewell to friends
Trust unveils revised website

December 2004  
December 2004 Newsletter
473Kb   Local hikers enjoy Trust lands
Poulin land donation
Our exciting new opportunity
The economic advantages of conservation
Our summer intern
FSHT Financial information 2003/2004
Some thoughts on mosquitoes
Conservation easements - an option
Get involved with FSHT

December 2003  
December 2003 Newsletter
382Kb Trust acquires pivotal 338 acres with LMF funding support
Exploring the new parcels
Take a hike!
The Ice Storm (poem by Jean Morris)
Jagolinzer Preserve: Eagle Scout cited
Trust holds 12th Annual Meeting
Snowmobile club honors Trust

Fall 2002  
Fall 2002 Newsletter
396Kb Everett Libby proves to be a man of his word
Trust to receive major LMF grant
Good deeds, indeed, support Trust's work
Chipmans donate easement for Piper-Pomeroy Farm
Walking the Jagolinzer Preserve
Trust's Annual meeting to feature Allagash presentation
Trail descriptions

December 2000  
December 2000 Newsletter
  88Kb Sawyer Mountain reveals its natural wonders
  ... and provides a summer serendipity
Trust begins natural resource inventory project
A tale of three signs
Dr. Philip Jagolinzer honored in special ceremony
Trust elections
Maine Community Foundation challenge grant
Anisoptera Anecdotes (dragonflies)
Highlights in the history of FSHT
A church, a poet, a happening

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