Phippsburg Land Trust

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    Phippsburg Land Trust
    PO Box 123
    Phippsburg, ME 04562

    Phone: 207-443-5993

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Volunteer Opportunities





Monday, October 1, 1-4pm, Trail Blazing at Cooley Preserve (Center Pond)
RAIN EXPECTED This will be a light workday to trim branches and re-paint blazes at Cooley Preserve, focusing on the South Perimeter Trail.

Tuesday, October 2, 8:30-12, Bog Bridges at Cooley Preserve (Center Pond)

Tuesday, October 2, 1-3pm, McDonald Sanctuary (park at McDonald Marsh lot)
RAIN EXPECTED This shorter, lighter workday will involve walking the McDonald Sanctuary along the shore of Spirit Pond to trim branches and clear small blowdowns. For those that want to take a longer hike, we will walk the new trail at McDonald Marsh Preserve after the Sanctuary is in good shape. The parking location for this workdate is near the southern end of Parker Head Rd, near the intersection with Popham Rd.

Wednesday, October 3, 8:30am-12:00pm at Spirit Pond Preserve
Help paint fresh blazes, trim trail, and improve signage along the main loop at Spirit Pond Preserve – this will be a light workday.

Thursday, October 4, 8:30am-12:00pm Dinosaur Rocks Revamp at Ridgewell
Visit this winding, looping trail over ancient rocks to improve blazing, install signs, and trim up the trail. With enough people, we might work to correct wet areas by moving rocks or sticks into position. Due to the climb up into Ridgewell, this is a moderate workday – heavy lifting is optional, but the trek to the work area is over a mile and rugged.

Thursday, October 4, 1-4pm, Marsh Loop Erosion Control at Ridgewell
In this workday with some heavier lifting, lets focus on correcting an eroded stretch of trail – waterbars or check-steps will be installed to prevent further damage, and we will tidy up the trail while there.

NEW: Friday, October 5, 8:30am-12pm, Blaze Painting at Cooley Preserve at Center Pond!
Since Monday’s event washed out, we will come together to re-blaze the South Perimeter Trail on this morning instead!

Friday, October 5, 1-4pm, Totman Cove Trailwork and Invasive Plant Removal
This workday will involve a short re-route of the Totman Cove Trail, some trail trimming, and an introduction to removing an invasive plant (Japanese Barberry). The work could be light or heavy – we can tailor this workday to suit all abilities.

Saturday, October 6, 8:30-10:30am
If you’ve helped out with Stewardship Week or just want to see how you can get involved with PLT’s volunteer-driven efforts, please come join us for coffee, cocoa, donuts and other breakfast goodies at Totman Cove Preserve. Take a hike to appreciate the fall colors and recent trail-work, or just socialize with like-minded folk at the picnic area and beach!

Remember, any plan can be dashed by the weather.
Please register with our Coordinator to stay informed about any changes!
Email cbrunault@kennebecestuary.org or call 978-476-6457.

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For more information about what volunteers can do to serve the mission of the Phippsburg Land Trust, check out ourVolunteer Job Descriptions”.


Phippsburg Land Trust trails display iconic routed-wood signs that have been hand-made by volunteers and the Trust’s Board members for decades. We now need new signs for some trails, and would like to continue the tradition of creating these green and white, rustic signs by hand. We are seeking volunteers with experience or interest in woodworking and sign construction to learn the process. This volunteer commitment would likely involve at least 2-3 hours of work on a weekly or biweekly basis until the needed signs are constructed. Any interested volunteers will be welcomed, and those with their own woodshop area and/or tools are especially encouraged to volunteer. Contact volunteer@phippsburglandtrust.org for more details or to set up a date and time for sign construction training.

Click the link below to join our GENERAL stewardship email list.


Please contact the Stewardship Coordinator, Cheri Brunault at cbrunault@kennebecestuary.org to sign-up, especially if you have a large party.