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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

 


 

Stewardship Week is almost here!
Register for one or more fun volunteering events!

Here is the updated schedule – register with cbrunault@kennebecestuary.org or call
978-476-6457 to get on the final announcement list.

 

Monday, Sept. 11
8:30am-12:00pm:  Trail Trimming and Light Improvements, Totman Cove Preserve
Help us improve the trail by trimming, installing arrows, and creating a slight re-route to help protect a wetland area.

Tuesday, Sept. 12
8:30am-12:00pm:  Heavy Trail Work at Sprague Pond Preserve
This workday is all about removing a decaying bridge on the trail to Sprague Pond. We need extra hands to get it done!

1:00-4:00pm: Bog Bridge Building at Sprague Pond Preserve
One bridge out, another bridge in – time to replace the decaying boardwalk with a better one!

Wednesday, Sept. 13
8:30am-12:00pm. Trail Re-Blazing at Spirit Pond Preserve
Get ready to trim trail and re-paint blazes. Remember to wear clothes that can get paint on them.

Thursday, Sept. 14
8:30am-12:30pm: Navigation Improvements at Cooley Preserve at Center Pond
Which way to the Middle Trail? Is this the logging road or the Middle Trail? Lets go there and sort it out, putting up signage and markings to make it clear again!

Friday, September 15
1:00pm-4:00pm: Invasive Plant Removal at Cooley Preserve at Center Pond
Ever wonder what our local invasive plants look like? Want to know how to deal with them effectively? Come to this afternoon workday to learn the basics and help us uproot a number of unsuitable plant invaders.

Saturday, Sept. 16
10:00-12:00pm: The Lost Art of Finding Rocks (heavy but fun!) at Sprague Pond Preserve
We need rocks to help repair the trail, but there are none right where we need them. What to do? Come see how our trail managers look for, dig out, and relocate rocks with safety and efficiency in mind. Volunteers should remember to wear BOOTS for this event.

1:00pm-4:00pm: Heavy Trail Work at Sprague Pond Preserve
Well, we found some rocks! Lets put them to use as stepping stones across a mucky area of trail. Boots are preferable for this event.

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”.


SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: PLT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS for SIGN CONSTRUCTION

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.

SIGN ME UP! 


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