Calendar of Events
Saturday May 2, 8:30am – Spring Trail Day
The snow is mostly gone and trail day is later than usual; but trail day will happen. The woods may be quite wet so please wear appropriate footwear and wear gloves. Pick one of the places below and join the fun.
Piney Knoll Conservation Area – meet at Penobscot Street Trail Entrance – Park at the right hand side of Penobscot Street. Leader is Mike Opitz Ph#866-3329
1. Work on Penobscot Street entrance. We will clean out the shallow ditch along the trail towards the Penobscot River. Bring work shoes, gloves, shovel, rake, and/or maddock.
2. When done with project 1, we’ll walk to the center trail and remove loose rocks and cut protruding roots exposed by the tree harvest. Bring gloves, loppers and/or hand saw.
Wickett Fee Land – meet near Sewell Park Entrance. Leader is Jerry Longcore Ph#866-3104
Volunteers will attempt to clear the blown down timber that has fallen over the boundary lines. We will reflag the line as necessary. Boots, gloves, are necessary and if workers wish, they can bring clippers or a small hand saw. The leader will park his black Ford Ranger along the road just west of Sewell Park on Perch (Mud) Pond.
Veazie – meet at McPheters Forest parking area behind the cemetery off State Street. Leader is Dave Wardrop Ph#356-8747
Bring loppers, bow saws, gloves, boots and be ready to clear fallen debris from trails. Volunteers are also needed for trail clearing at Buck Hill Conservation Area and are encouraged to help out at their own convenience. Please contact David Wardrop if you would like to help out on another day that is more convenient for you.
Cota Fee Land – meet on Forest Ave where trail begins (across from Shadbush Lane). Leader is Gail White. Ph# 866-0041
Widen the trail to about 8 feet. We will need 3 people who can safely run chainsaws and 3-4 people to pick up the cut pieces and put them to the side. We may take apart the bridge and pull up some corduroy. This trail will need to dry this summer and stone will be placed down in August. Bring gloves, shovels and hammers.
Rampe Conservation Easement – meet in Rampe’s driveway – 21 Edgecomb Drive, Orono. Take first Left off Forest Ave (from Main Street) onto Mountain View. Go to end of road and turn Right on Edgewood and go to yellow house on cul-de-sac. Leaders are Nancy and Glenn Rampe. Ph# 852-6280
3-4 workers are needed to help fill in wet areas in a level, easily accessible section of trail. Fill and culverts have been added to this section on previous OLT work days. Bring wheelbarrows, shovels and rakes ( we need 2 of each in addition to the Rampe’s). Take first Left off Forest Ave (from Main Street) onto Mountain View. Go to end of road and turn Right on Edgewood and go to yellow house on cul-de-sac.
Hirundo Events – Many to choose from – Visit http://www.hirundomaine.org/
May 16, 2015 – Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest
Join Katahdin Woods & Water at Patten Lumbermans Museum for their 2nd annual Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Festival. For more info call 852-1291 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s the poster from last year: