The Richardson Memorial Preserve offers wonderful views of Sandy Stream along our woodlands trail. Find out more about this protected property and how our 2021 timber harvest has improved habitat for a variety of birds here.
NATURE IS WAKING UP
Nature is even more in tune with the seasonal progression so once the days lengthen significantly in mid- to late February, animals and plants begin to revive themselves from their low activity winter periods. Plant buds begin to swell in preparation for the increased solar radiation which will allow their emergence later in the season. Hearing a ruckus up above you? Some birds like Great Horned Owls and ravens begin to pair and find nesting sites.
One of the most exciting events is witnessing increased activities among central Maine’s mammal populations...
Mink on Sandy Stream, photo by Tom Aversa.
THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!
Watch this video for an aerial perspective of the Sebasticook River Watershed!
NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION!
MARCH 20, 6:30 - 8 pm
The State of
Benton Grange Hall
29 River Rd., Benton
It's been over 50 years since the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, and we've seen the health of Maine's rivers improve. Dam removals and improved fish passageways have resulted in tremendous increases in sea-run fish populations and broad ecological benefits. Landis Hudson, executive director of Maine Rivers, will present on recent successes in river restoration as well as continuing threats to the health of our river systems.
Volunteer Work Days are typically held on the Last Sunday of the Month
MARCH DATE TBD
Richardson Memorial Preserve
Our schedule has been updated. Check our events page for details and newly scheduled events
Thank you to our volunteer crew for helping to clear trails of downed trees at the Kanokolus Bog Preserve. Storms in December and January took down trees at many of our properties, and we will focus our future winter workdays on clearing trails at Moulton's Mill, Richardson Memorial Preserve, and Freedom Forest Preserve. Hopefully you can join us in the future - it’s hard work but fun and always good to be outdoors!