Hidden Valley Nature Center, SVCA, NRCM offer winter activities

Posted Dec. 06, 2010, at 11:55 a.m.

JEFFERSON — Everyone is crossing their fingers in hopes for an excellent snow season. In anticipation, Hidden Valley Nature Center is collaborating with two local organizations in planning several outdoor winter events.

Lynne Flaccus of Chewonki Foundation will lead both events that are co-sponsored by the Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association.

On Sunday, Jan 23 from 1 to 4 p.m., she will lead the group on an exploration of HVNC. On Feb. 13, 1-4 p.m., she will take participants tracking animals and birds at SVCA’s Trout Brook. Snowshoes are recommended.

On Saturday, Feb. 5 from 11 am to 3 p.m., join Natural Resources Council of Maine and HVNC staff, members and friends for a day of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Plan to spend the day on the trails, skiing, snowshoeing, and enjoying Maine’s beautiful winter weather.

A $5 donation is recommended for all events. HVNC also has snowshoes available. HVNC’s three primitive over-night facilities are available if you want to make a weekend out of it. Keep your eye out for more winter activities at HVNC — there’s a full line up planned.

Hidden Valley Nature Center is a community based and supported non-profit organization with 800 acres of di-verse habitat, many small ponds and vernal pools, 25 miles of trails, and a range of low-impact sustainable forestry projects both completed and underway. It is dedicated to providing educational and recreational opportunities to the community throughout the year. Memberships and all donations are tax-deductible. Visit www.hvnc.org, call 586-6752, or contact waywards@hotmail.com for more information and reservations.

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