Join Georges River Land Trust Tuesday, June 2, for an insider’s tour of Robbins Lumber, in Searsmont.

This sawmill tour, the next event in the Revelry for the River Series, will provide an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most modern sawmills in the U.S.A. For five generations, Robbins Lumber has been sawing Eastern white pine logs from all over Maine. The mill is making grading decisions aided by lasers and computers. The lumber is graded, trimmed, and sorted by computers. Wood-waste fired boilers provide the steam to dry the lumber. Up to 90 different molding patterns are cut at speeds up to 600 feet per minute.

After the tour, Ann and Jim Robbins will entertain attendees at their home with the history of their family, with beverages, including wine and beer, and appetizers provided.

Tickets are $45 for land trust members and $55 for non-members. A limited number of tickets remain. Purchase tickets online at or call GRLT at 594-5166. All proceeds benefit the conservation programs of the land trust.

The next Revelry event is planned for June 27: "From Abandoned Quarry to Garden of Eden" includes a guided tour of gardens and the adjacent Wheeler Bay Wildlife Sanctuary followed by a buffet dinner featuring local ingredients and wine while watching the nesting ospreys – don't miss out!

Organized in 1987, the Georges River Land Trust works to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education and outdoor experiences. For more information, visit the land trust website at or call 594-5166.