Georges River Land Trust holds its annual celebration at the Anderson West property, the newest addition to the Riverview Hayfields Preserve in South Thomaston, Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. A key component of the Bridging Two Rivers Initiative, the conservation of this property secures vital wildlife habitat by creating a permanently protected land bridge between the St. George and Weskeag rivers. This critical flyway provides migratory birds important breeding grounds and the opportunity to fuel up between the varied tides of the Georges and Weskeag rivers.

The gathering will feature a presentation by noted birder Don Reimer following a brief business meeting. A silent auction will be available for attendees to place bids on items ranging from Rock City coffee to a new set of snow tires from Eastern Tire.

Attendees will have one last chance to make a donation to this phase of the Bridging Two Rivers project, to earn an entry before the winner is drawn for Dick Kelly’s hand-carved heron relief. All donors to this phase of the project will receive an entry to win for each gift they have made to the project.

The event is free and open to the public. Bring a chair and a dish to share. Beer and other beverages will be provided by the land trust. Those planning to attend should RSVP by calling 594-1566 or emailing info@grlt.org before Sept. 13.

To get to the site from the intersection of Route 1 and Route 131 in Thomaston, go south on Route 131. The property is on the right side of 131 just after the train tracks. Watch for the yellow GRLT Event signs.