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Royal River Conservation Trust

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

Freshwater Pond at Bayview Estuary Preserve, Yarmouth

Royal River Youth Conservation Corps getting ready to lead over 120 volunteers from the Church of Latter Day Saints in planting 700 riparian buffer trees at the Meeting House Park in North Yarmouth.

Contact Information

Main Contact

  • Alan Stearns, Executive Director
  • P.O. Box 90
  • Yarmouth, ME 04096
  • Email:

    Alternate Contact

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Mission Statement

Royal River Conservation Trust is  dedicated to creating an infrastructure of conserved and working landscapes for recreation, wildlife habitat, local agriculture, sustainable forestry, and clean water for the benefit of our communities.


Auburn, Brunswick, Cumberland, Durham, Gray, Freeport, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth, Poland, Pownal, Raymond, and Yarmouth

Quick Facts

  • Number of Staff: 2.00
  • Membership: 365 households
  • Annual Meeting: June
  • Newsletter: Currents, published 2 time(s) annually.
  • Acres owned: 372
  • Number of Parcels: 10
  • Acres under Conservation Easement: 1,200
  • Number of Parcels: 37
  • Founded: 1992
  • RRCT is the contracted steward of the 1,700 acre Shaker Village Conservation Easement held by the New England Forestry Foundation, and hundreds of acres of municipal property.  
  • RRCT has worked to conserve land that is now owned by Bradbury Mountain State Park and other conservation owners.
  • Royal River Youth Conservation Corps
  • Riparian land and non point source pollution surveys

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