Land Trust celebrates Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

Posted Feb. 05, 2013, at 3:52 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 06, 2013, at 9:37 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 9 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Location: Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, 93 Main St., Unity, ME

For more information: Jennifer Irving; 207-948-3766;

UNITY – Sebasticook Regional Land Trust will celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a wood duck talk and walk on Saturday morning, Feb. 16.

Join SRLT to learn about wood ducks, their habitat, nesting box construction and proper installation. Wildlife biologist Keel Kemper of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife will lead a one-hour informational session at the SRLT office, 93 Main St. in Unity, beginning at 9 AM. After the talk, everyone is invited to carpool to the SRLT’s Kanokolus Bog Preserve on Route 9 in Unity. Participants will be able to assist with the installation of a wood duck nesting box while enjoying this unique bog.

The event will end back at the SRLT office with hot chocolate and treats, wrapping up by noon. All participants will receive instructions for building their own nesting box. There will be door prize drawings for a free nesting box and Great Maine Outdoor Weekend commemorative prints.

Sebasticook Regional Land Trust is a conservation nonprofit working to conserve the rich wild and working landscape of Central Maine’s Sebasticook River Watershed. SRLT works with willing landowners to conserve the lands they love and the resources the community relies upon, such as clean water, public lands for hunting and fishing, farms to produce local food, and places to find solace in nature. For more information, please visit the Web site at

This event is free and open to the public, but advanced sign-up is encouraged. For more information and to sign up, contact Jennifer at 948-3766 or In case of inclement weather, check the event status at the SRLT web site or Facebook page. The makeup date is Saturday, Feb. 23.

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, Feb. 15-18, is a series of events lead by outdoor-oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where and what of being active outside in Maine. For more information about the dozens of events across the state, visit