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Volunteer Hike and Trail Work Day at Little Moose Public Lands

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Join the Bureau of Parks and Lands and Moosehead Trails to Make a Difference and Experience an Expanding Hiking Trail Network

Sunday, July 30th at Little Moose Public Lands, Greenville Jct.

The Bureau of Parks and Lands welcomes volunteers to help enhance and expand its hiking trail system with the goal of developing new day-hike destinations and a multi-day backpacking loop. Trail work on July 30th at the Notch Ponds portion of the Little Moose Mountain Trail will include clipping and removing vegetation from the trail corridors, tossing cut branches and other material out of the corridor, and otherwise clearing the trail pathway. Trail work may also include lugging material for limited bog bridging, painting trail blazes, and minor grubbing digging to improve the trail surface. Highlights will include improving access to a small waterfall and two remote ponds.

Tools and personal protection equipment such as hard hats and eye protection will be provided, though individuals are encouraged to bring their own loppers, eye protection, etc. (should they have such items). Participants should bring their own gloves, sturdy footwear, day-pack, water, and lunch.

Where/When to Meet: Volunteers should plan on meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the parking lot on Depot St. in Greenville to carpool to Little Moose. We’ll return to our vehicles by 4 p.m.

Directions to the Parking Area: Follow Rt. 15 / Pritham Ave. through downtown Greenville to Greenville Jct. As the main road curves right near Breton’s and Kelly’s Landing, turn left (in front of Breton’s) onto Depot street. The parking lot is signed and is about 1/10th of a mile down Depot Street, on the right (45.459467, -69.622413).

What to Bring: Lunch, snacks, drinking water, gloves, sunscreen / bug spray, layers / raingear, and loppers, eye protection, and folding handsaws (if you’ve got them). Please wear sturdy footwear (boots) and appropriate clothing for trail work.

Contacts: RSVP to Erica Kaufmann (erica@fsmaine.org); additional information: Rex Turner, ME Bureau or Parks and Lands (207-441-9152, rex.turner@maine.gov).