One experience to bid on for KELT’s auction is paddling out in a new kayak to spend a night camping under the stars on Brick Island, one of KELT’s newest preserves in Merrymeeting Bay. Photos courtesy of Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

Kennebec Estuary Land Trust invites community members to participate in its online auction, which opens for bidding Tuesday, April 9. The auction features a wide assortment of items and experiences in the estuary and beyond, and all proceeds from the auction will directly support KELT’s programs and preserves. Bidding ends at 11:59 p.m. on May 12.

Land and Stewardship Director Andrew Morgan will immerse himself in an auction winner’s land to produce a beautiful and informative map of its natural communities.

Items and experiences for auction will have a suggested opening bid range ($5-$5,000) to guide participants with a variety of budgets. Available for auction are:

• An overnight stay in a beautiful tree house with a wood-fired hot tub.
• A P & H Cetus LV ultralight expedition kayak.
• A tour of Bath by land and river.
• A thorough tour of your land resulting in a custom-made map of the natural communities that live in your backyard, from tree types to wetlands to rare species.
• A family-friendly, beginner birding tour for you and five friends at a preserve of your choosing in the region.
• A personalized clamming experience for up to 20 of your friends with all the equipment provided on Todds Point in Georgetown.
• And much more.

Items will be added over the course of the auction. Visit to bid.

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