We are grateful for the support of this year's
Estuary Business Partners
Time for some fresh air and nature!
Annual Fish Count at Nequasset
It's the time of year...for counting fish!
Counting fish at Nequasset fish ladder in Woolwich is fun and easy! Sign-up for a two hour block and count for any two 10 minute periods in that block.
Read more about these destructive invasive moths and how to prevent, treat, and identify them.
Storybook Walks - May 24 & 29
KELT is offering FREE children's programs, with the Patten Free Library in May from 10am to 11am.
The two programs will offer spring themed stories and outdoor activities for children 6 years old and younger.
Join us on a Forest Floor Safari on May 24 and discover Funny Frogs and Tiny Tadpoles on May 29.
Birding Extravaganza Walk - May 26
Four conservation organizations offer a series of birding walks. Visit beautiful natural places and watch for a variety of birds!
On Saturday, May 26 at 8:00 am, Ted Allen from Merrymeeting Audubon will lead birders through the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s Thorne Head Preserve in Bath.
Observe Nature's Splendor
KELT supports a variety of citizen science programs -- super opportunities to collect observations and data about the estuary we all love!
Fish & Ladders.
In 2014, the Nequasset Fish Ladder was rebuilt and restored to make the annual migration of alewives into Nequasset Lake possible for many years to come. The Bath Water District, the Town of Woolwich, the Woolwich Fish Commission, the Woolwich Historical Society, and the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust worked together to rally community support, funding, and expertise.
The fish ladder makes it possible for alewives, fish that are key part of the foundation of the food chain in the Gulf of Maine, to reach Nequasset Lake to spawn. The fish that spawn at Nequasset Lake have supported an historic alewife fishery at the Nequasset Dam site for hundreds of years. Both the ladder and dam are important to the town’s infrastructure and culture.