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Tour the Clark Island Wildlife Refuge with the Georges River Land Trust

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Posted July 12, 2013, at 3:41 p.m.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 5 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Spruce Head

For more information: Georges River Land Trust; 207-594-5166; georgesriver.org

One of the finest local environmental reclamation projects – the Clark Island Wildlife Refuge and adjacent gardens – will be available for a guided tour by landowners Len and Jocelyn Greenhalgh on Saturday, July 27, at 5 p.m., as part of the Georges River Land Trust’s Revelry for the River 2. Once an abandoned granite quarry, the property has undergone a restoration and beautification project over the last 27 years, with leftover stone being used to construct more than 50 flower gardens on the site, featured in the Land Trust’s 2009 Garden Tour.

What was once a moonscape is now a 50-acre nature preserve with ponds and woodlands teeming with wildlife. Visitors will see a work-in-progress and learn about painstaking conservation efforts to conserve Maine’s precious coastal and watershed habitat.

The visit is limited to 30 participants, and tickets are available from the Land Trust at (207) 594-5166 or order online at www.georgesriver.org/revelry at $35 for members and $45 for non-members.

The Georges River Land Trust is committed to protecting the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region. For additional activities and more information, visit georgesriver.org.

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