NEWS BRIEF

Trail Day in Orono this Saturday

Posted May 05, 2011, at 10:25 p.m.

ORONO, Maine — Maintaining several miles of hiking and walking trails throughout Orono, Veazie and Old Town takes a lot of hard work. The Orono Land Trust invites local residents, youth groups, Scouts and others to assist with trail maintenance at several locations on “OLT Trail Day” beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7.

People of all ages are needed to help at a variety of volunteer assignments, such as spreading wood chips on trails, repairing and painting the Orono Bog Boardwalk, picking up trash accumulated over the winter, and clearing brush along trails.

Volunteers should bring work gloves, wear sturdy footwear and long pants and, if possible, bring along tools such as rakes, pitchforks, shovels, loppers, bow saws or hammers, depending on the work assignment.

To learn more about work locations and assignments available, call Gail White at 866-0041.   Refreshments will be provided for volunteers.

The Orono Land Trust was created in 1986 and owns, protects or manages nearly 1,000 acres of land in Orono, Old Town and Veazie. The trails are maintained for nonmotorized use, including walking, birding, skiing, snowshoeing, geo-caching and bicycling. To learn more, visit http://www.oronolandtrust.org.

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