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KELT Spring Stewardship Series

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GPS Basics, Introduction to Google Earth, and Chainsaw Training and Maintenance

BATH- The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) invites the public to three workshops for participants to gain valuable skills, to care for the land, and to have splendid experiences this April and May:

Saturday, April 5, GPS for Beginners, 9:00am-2:00pm: Join KELT staff member, Chris Cabot, to learn the basics of and practice using GPS (Global Positioning System). Participants will have an indoor orientation and then venture through Thorne Head Preserve in Bath for infield application of GPS devices and skills. A limited number of GPS units are available for loan during the workshop. This is a free, rain or shine event. Registration required by April 2nd.

Saturday, April 12, Exploring Your World and Beyond with Google Earth, Two part Training: Discover how this powerful and free computer desktop tool can be used to view and create maps of your favorite destinations or future adventures with trainer, Craig P. Snapp. Part 1 is a lecture style presentation open to the public from 10:00am to noon at the Patten Free Library’s Community Room. Part 2 is a Hands-on Workshop from 1:00pm to 3:30pm and registration is required by April 9th due to the limited class size. Craig will demonstrate some of the powerful capabilities of Google Earth including interface with GPS receivers and the ability to create custom maps that can be shared with friends and family. Both parts of this training are free!

Saturday, May 31, Chainsaw usage, safety, & maintenance, 8:30am-3:30pm: Outdoor stewardship enthusiasts are encouraged to attend a chainsaw use and maintenance course lead by veteran wood cutter and part time logger, John Cullen. This is an introductory class on chainsaw safety and homeowner maintenance. The rain date for this event is June 1st. Only $35 per person thanks to sponsorship by The Nature Conservancy, the Phippsburg Land Trust, and KELT. Registration required by May 28th.
Visit www.kennebecestuary.org for additional workshop and presenter details. Register now! Please contact Becky Kolak at 442-8400 or bkolak@kennebecestuary.org to sign-up.

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary. It maintains nine preserves for public enjoyment and has protected 2,370 acres of land since founding in 1989. FMI visit www.kennebecestuary.org or call (207) 442-8400.