Land Stewardship


  • a walker in the woods
    mossy woodlands at LaVerna Preserve give peaceful respite

The landscape of the Pemaquid Peninsula is beautiful. It is an area teeming with wildlife and scenic views.

Through land conservation and land stewardship, PWA is able to protect habitat for wildlife and provide people the opportunity to get out on the land and indulge in open, undeveloped wildness for outdoor recreation and tranquil respite.

Taking care of the land helps take care of the water..

Taking care of the land helps take care of the water. Looking south westerly over Boyd Pond, photo by Karen Berg.

Pemaquid Watershed Association protects the things that please our senses and that remind us what it feels like to feel deeply and be alive…and giving us a firm sense that we are making sure that these things won’t be lost…that we and our kids and grandkids will be blessed with the chance to experience what we cherish about the Pemaquid Peninsula.

Hiking woodland trails edged in skylit branches, thrush song aloft in tree tops, rustling of scurrying critters, our nostrils awake with the rich real scent of dank earthy leaves layered on a forest floor dotted pink with orchids. Paddling pristine ponds and river in quiet solitude or in the company of good friends. Panoramic seascapes, grand rocks, sweet ferns, crashing surf, lapping waves. Free from hustle and bustle and pressures. Free and alive. Authentic.

land stewardship page - dragonflyFeeling our connection reflected in the shimmering sunlight on clear water. Crisp summer reds and blues and jet black; autumnal glistening golds. The fine delicacy of a dragonfly’s lacy wings and the gentle trickle of a vernal stream. A loon’s eerie call and the hummingbird’s softly buzzing wings. Gazing and immersing, remembering and smiling, simply being, peaceful in the fresh breath of open spaces and the magic of nature.

This is why we’re here. For now and for the future. We invite you to show your support of PWA’s work by becoming a member or making a general donation today.

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Lands and Conservation News

  • New Nature Preserve in Bristol To protect the property’s natural state and to make it available for public enjoyment, Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) recently accepted a gift of land from Dr. William Scott Long.  The 44.5 acres of undeveloped forestland on the west side of Benner Road in Bristol includes … Read more →
  • TRAIL PROJECT BRINGS GROUPS TOGETHER Monday October 19 was a lovely crisp autumn day for some heavy lifting at Pemaquid Watershed Association’s (PWA) Crooked Farm Preserve. Thirty two strong folks from four different organizations came together to haul in materials for new bridging. The team included apprentices of the Carpenter’s … Read more →
  • Forest Management in Practice – Bearce Allen Preserve Bearce Allen PreserveOn Sunday, June 28, discover the impact, now and in the future, of the recent timber harvest in keeping with the forest management plan at Bearce Allen Preserve with forester, Peter Hannah and PWA Preserve Stewards, Joan and Roger Panek. Including time for tree identification. … Read more →
  • Crooked Farm Preserve Bridge Building placing a bridge at Crooked Farm PreserveOn October 29, PWA undertook its most ambitious trail-improvement project yet. Thanks to cooperation among PWA, The Carpenter’s Boat Shop (CBS), Damariscotta River Association (DRA), and Lowe’s, five bridges at Crooked Farm Preserve in Bristol that basically disintegrated last year have been replaced. A … Read more →
  • New Nature Preserve in Bristol To protect the property’s natural state and to make it available for public enjoyment, Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) recently accepted a gift of land from Dr. William Scott Long.  The 44.5 acres of undeveloped forestland on the west side of Benner Road in Bristol includes … Read more →
  • TRAIL PROJECT BRINGS GROUPS TOGETHER Monday October 19 was a lovely crisp autumn day for some heavy lifting at Pemaquid Watershed Association’s (PWA) Crooked Farm Preserve. Thirty two strong folks from four different organizations came together to haul in materials for new bridging. The team included apprentices of the Carpenter’s … Read more →
  • Forest Management in Practice – Bearce Allen Preserve Bearce Allen PreserveOn Sunday, June 28, discover the impact, now and in the future, of the recent timber harvest in keeping with the forest management plan at Bearce Allen Preserve with forester, Peter Hannah and PWA Preserve Stewards, Joan and Roger Panek. Including time for tree identification. … Read more →
  • Crooked Farm Preserve Bridge Building placing a bridge at Crooked Farm PreserveOn October 29, PWA undertook its most ambitious trail-improvement project yet. Thanks to cooperation among PWA, The Carpenter’s Boat Shop (CBS), Damariscotta River Association (DRA), and Lowe’s, five bridges at Crooked Farm Preserve in Bristol that basically disintegrated last year have been replaced. A … Read more →

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