Join us at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26 for the official opening of the Freedom Forest Preserve, where we’ll explore the trail and visit one of the property’s abundant vernal pools. Colby College biologist Cathy Bevier will lead this exploration of the springtime breeding pools for frogs and salamanders. Last year these pools were teeming with wood frog and salamander eggs. There will be an approximately 0.25 mile woodland walk to reach the first pool. The full loop trail is approximately 1.1 miles. Rugged waterproof footwear recommended, and participants are encouraged to practice tick safety. In case of inclement weather, please call 948-3766 for event status.
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Sebasticook Regional Land Trust’s
Community Lands Photo Exhibit
Images of SRLT’s public lands, and some of the hardworking volunteers who make it possible, compiled by Sandy Olson of Watershed Graphics
Sebasticook Regional Land Trust
93 Main St., Unity
FMI: 948-3766 or email@example.com
Did you know Sebasticook Regional Land Trust owns 11 properties, located in not only Unity but also Burnham, Cambridge, Freedom, Hartland, Jackson and Stetson? These diverse holdings include an assortment of habitats and recreational opportunities. You can get to know these special places by volunteering as a property steward!
Some SRLT properties have trails and other public-access improvements. Some properties are managed just for wildlife while others include forestry and farming components. Some properties are open for hunting, while others are not. While each property is different, they all have two things in common: they are forever conserved for the benefit of people and wildlife, and the SRLT is responsible for their care.
SRLT property stewards help care for these important lands by taking walks and occasionally joining with other volunteers for larger projects like trail improvements, boundary marking or plant and wildlife surveys. There are no special skills required, simply a willingness to be outside and to submit a completed “stewardship visit” report – a brief record of your observations and suggestions.
We suggest properties with trails be visited quarterly, with semi-annual or annual visits for our unimproved or remote parcels. The SRLT provides an initial property orientation and ongoing support.
Interested in learning more? Please contact Jennifer at 948-3766 or by email.