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KELT Spring Stewardship Series in April, May, and June

Posted March 12, 2013, at 10:56 a.m.

Saturday, April 13, 2013 9 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Location: Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, 92 Front Street, Bath, ME

For more information: Becky Kolak; 442-8400; kennebecestuary.org/stewardship-workshops-2013

GPS Basics, Chainsaw Training for Women, and Botany and Habitat Management for Landowners

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

Saturday, April 13, GPS Tutorial, 9:00am-2:00pm: Join KELT staff member, Chris Cabot, to learn 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 rain or shine event with no workshop fee. Registration required by April 8th.

Saturday, May 11, Chainsaw Training for Women, 8:30am-3:30pm: Women 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 May 19th. $55 per person and includes lunch in the field. Registration required by May 7th.

Saturday, June 8, Botany & Habitat Management, 8:30am-12:30pm: State ecologist and expert, Andrew Cutko, is leading motivated property owners to identify the good, bad, and interesting plants and habitats on the land. Classroom introduction and basics followed by an afternoon of field identification and application. This is a rain or shine event. $30 per person and includes handy identification and instructional materials to take home. Registration required by June 3rd.

Register now due to the limited class sizes! Please contact Becky Kolak at 442-8400 or bkolak@kennebecestuary.org to sign-up. Workshop fees are due at time of registration. Visit www.kennebecestuary.org for additional workshop and presenter details.

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary. It holds easements on 2,000+ acres of private land and maintains eight preserves for public enjoyment. FMI contact www.kennebecestuary.org or call (207) 442-8400.

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