Thursday, January 30, 2014

Conservation Groups Team Up to Host Hike in Stockton Springs

Stockton Springs, Maine - Coastal Mountains Land Trust and the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition (BBWC) offer a winter exploration of the Main Stream Preserve in conjunction with the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, a statewide event that promotes outdoor activities for all, sponsored by the Maine Outdoor Coalition.

The hike will explore the Main Stream Preserve in Stockton Springs on Saturday, February 15 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Ellen Skoczenski, Membership Coordinator for the Land Trust and Skip Pendleton of the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition will lead the excursion via snowshoe or cross country ski to explore the 250-acre preserve. Participants should come prepared for a challenging excursion; there are no established trails and footing may be uneven. Extra layers and water are recommended. The location of entry to the preserve will depend on weather and conditions, so participants should meet at the intersection of Route 1 and the Harris Road in Stockton Springs to carpool or get directions.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust has protected over 9,300 acres to date. For more information about this event, other preserves or the Land Trust please call (207) 236-7091 or visit www.coastalmountains.org.

The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition is a group of individuals working to support conservation and stewardship of natural, scenic, historic, and public access resources of the Belfast Bay watershed through research, community-building, and education. For more information, visit www.belfastbaywatershed.org.

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