Like spending time outdoors, enjoy meeting new people, and want to learn more about the ecology of this area? Coastal Mountains Land Trust is currently recruiting volunteers to become involved with its active stewardship, outreach and office programs. Volunteers are needed to serve in the field as well as at our office as preserve monitors, trail managers and office docents. More specifically, given a number of exciting new acquisitions in Belfast, Northport, Searsport, Stockton Springs and Prospect, the land trust is hoping to grow the number of active volunteers from these towns.

For those interested in learning more, the land trust is offering two opportunities to attend a new volunteer orientation. The first session is scheduled for April 5, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library in Belfast. The second session will be April 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the land trust office in Camden. At both sessions, Stewardship Director Ian Stewart will provide an overview of the land trust’s programs and conservation properties as well as a summary of the numerous volunteer positions the land trust is currently seeking to fill. Register to attend by calling the land trust at 236-7091.

For those who want to jump right in, the land trust is hosting an invasive plant removal work party at Ducktrap River Preserve in Lincolnville, starting Sunday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to noon and continuing through April 13 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Email volunteers@coastalmountains.org to sign up.

This year Coastal Mountains Land Trust celebrates its 25th anniversary, continuing its work to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of western Penobscot Bay. For more information about the land trust or volunteering, please visit coastalmountains.org or call 236-7091.