July 20, 2019
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Fields Pond Audubon Center and the Maine Conservation Corps seeking volunteers to help install bog bridging along wetland trails!

Community Author: Fields Pond Audubon Center
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HOLDEN – Fields Pond Audubon Center is seeking volunteers to join in helping a Maine Conservation Corps crew with replacing bog bridging along the Fern Trail and the Marsh Trail 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26-27 and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 28.

Bog bridges allow visitors to traverse and enjoy these areas without harming fragile soils and plants, and ensure the area can continue to be enjoyed by the public. Approximately 170’ in total needs to be installed to make this area sustainable. The start of the project will entail carrying lumber to the work site – after that, the Field Team will be creating bog bridges.

Minors under the age of 18 can volunteer with parents’ permission, 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult, 14 and under must also have their own insurance.

Volunteers must have closed toe shoes (waterproof boots preferable), long pants, and work gloves to join in. We will provide all other safety gear and tools. Please also bring bug spray/head nets, sunscreen, appropriate layers, plenty of water and snacks/lunch.

Please contact Maine Conservation Corps Field Team Leader, Brennan King, with any questions, and for directions to get to the team at kingbrennan1231@gmail.com or 413-885-9127.

For information about other opportunities, please check out the Maine Audubon and Maine Conservation Corps on Facebook.