BATH- For this winter’s Great Maine Outdoor Week, the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) invites folks to take a break from the noise and busyness of life and join us for a mindful nature walk at the City of Bath’s Butler Head Preserve on Saturday, February 10 at 9:00am. Led by KELT volunteer, Bobby Carnicella, walkers will enjoy a slow-paced guided walk through the woods. The goal of this event is to encourage participants to engage their senses fully and to become attuned to what is happening in their surroundings. The walk will be mostly silent with occasional stops and cues along the way.
Butler Head Preserve is owned by the City of Bath and protected by a conservation easement held by KELT. The Bath Community Forestry Committee maintains the trail network and manages the property. At 141 acres, Butler Head Preserve is forested with shoreline along Merrymeeting Bay and Butler Cove. The walk will last approximately one hour and cover moderate terrain. Because winter weather can be unpredictable, this event will only be postponed in the case of severe weather. Let us know you will be joining us by contacting Anna Christie-Carnicella at email@example.com, call 207-442-8400, or sign-up online at www.kennebecestuary.org/mindful-meditation-walk.
Bobby Carnicella is a clinical psychologist who works at Sandcastle Clinical and Educational Services in Lewiston. Bobby has enjoyed incorporating mindfulness into his professional and personal lives.
To get to Butler Head Preserve: From Bath, follow Oak Grove Ave. north and continue as it becomes Whiskeag Rd. Turn right on North Bath Road and travel north until you reach Varney Mill Rd. Turn right and continue north until you see Butler Cove Rd. on the left and the sign for Butler Head Preserve. Turn left and follow the road to the second parking area.
The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary. It maintains ten preserves for public enjoyment and has protected 3,000+ acres of land since founding in 1989. FMI visit www.kennebecestuary.org or call (207) 442-8400.