Celebrate Earth Day at historic Chimney Farm

Posted April 18, 2011, at 7:50 p.m.
Last modified April 18, 2011, at 8:35 p.m.

NOBLEBORO — Celebrate Earth Day this year by helping to restore the fields at Chimney Farm, 617 East Neck Road, in Nobleboro. Chimney Farm was the home of authors Henry Beston, Elizabeth Coatsworth and Kate Barnes. It is now protected from development with a conservation easement held by the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association.

The earth day volunteer cleanup will take place 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 23. Bring a lunch and eat it by the old writing shack with a view of Damariscotta Lake. Caretaker and poet Gary Lawless will read aloud. Beverages and dessert will be provided. After lunch, volunteers will hang a plaque designating Chimney Farm as a literary landmark.

Bring loppers and saws to help cut back brush that is encroaching on the fields. There will be extra tools for those that don’t have them. Bring work gloves and boots, and dress appropriately for the weather.

For more information, call Julia McLeod at 549-3836 or email Julia@dlwa.org.

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