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Exploring tidal pools

ROCKLAND — Join Georges River Land Trust and Herring Gut Learning Center for an exploration of the watery intertidal zone 8:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Ann Boover,

aquaculture and marine educator at Herring Gut Learning Center, will guide children and families in a journey at Birch Point State Park in Owls Head.

This program is an opportunity to learn about tides, what causes them and the variety of plants and animals that live in the pools exposed at low tide. Participants will have the chance to dig in the sand, mud flats and pools to uncover worms, whelks and other creatures. Wear comfortable footwear, and be prepared to get wet.

“Exploring Tidal Pools” is free though people should call the GRLT office to register at 594-5166. Participation is limited to 15 people (children and their parents or anyone else curious to explore the tidal pools).

Run for the Hills race

BELFAST — Coastal Mountains Land Trust will hold its third annual Run for the Hills 10-kilometer road race on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Belfast. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at Waterfall Arts on High Street in Belfast. The scenic route will pass three land trust preserves along the Passagassawakeag River and finish on the Belfast footbridge.

Entry fee is $25 on or before Friday, Sept. 2, or $30 after that date, including race day. Runners may opt to collect sponsorships, minimum of $250, to further support the land trust. All net proceeds from the event will directly fun the land trust’s conservation work in the western Penobscot Bay region.

Businesses, groups and families are urged to get teams together to participate. Registrants will receive goodie bags, and prizes will be awarded for the individual and team that raise the most sponsor money overall, as well as the first man and woman and first finishers in each age category.

To obtain registration forms and more information, call 236-7091 or visit http://www.coastalmountains.org/.

Triathlon course record

HOPE — Stephen Judice of Dayton set a new course record to win the sixth annual Hope Triathlon July 16. Judice’s time was 1:04.07, edging Scott Layton of Rockport at 1:04.31. Rounding out the top five were Adam Scott, Jason Gallant and David Root, all of Hope. Team 1, captained by Peter Galloway, won the team title.

Nearly $3,000 was raised for St. Bernard’s Soup Kitchen.

Tommy’s Island Paddle

ROCKLAND — Join Georges River Land Trust for a paddle to Tommy’s Island in Tenants Harbor at 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Les Hyde, longtime volunteer for the land trust and one of the principals involved in helping to conserve the island permanently, will lead the paddle from the Tenants Harbor public landing.

This paddle is for experienced canoeists-kayakers, as participants will be paddling in open water, through Long Cove to the 2-acre island. Hyde will guide the paddlers out of the harbor into Muscongus Bay and around a series of islands before entering Long Cove and Tommy’s

Island. Bring your own boat and picnic lunch. Lunch will be on the island, where there will also be a chance to explore.

Meet at the public landing in the village of Tenants Harbor directly off Route 131. Call GRLT to register in advance at 594-5166.

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