Join the Georges River Land Trust for a guided paddle on Stevens Pond in Liberty on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Charles Hudson, volunteer for GRLT and Liberty Lakes Association, will lead the excursion. Local bird enthusiast and GRLT volunteer, Douglas Prescott, will also be on hand to point out and discuss avian species of interest to the group. Canoes and kayaks are both welcome on this trip.

Paddlers should meet at 10 am at the public landing on Route 173, 1 mile south of Liberty Village and .4 miles south of junction of Trues Pond Road and Stevens Pond Road. Wear comfortable clothes, bring your boat, binoculars, lunch, and bug repellent. The paddle will last for 2-3 hours. Rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 18.

Stevens Pond is a 336-acre gem, one of twenty ponds and lakes in the Georges River watershed. It has many islands and quiet coves, perfect for exploring with your canoe or kayak. There is very little development along its shoreline, making it the perfect place to view wildlife and a stunning shoreline.

This paddle is part of the Georges River Land Trust’s continuing series of activities connecting the public with the vast resources of the Georges River watershed and surrounding areas. Other upcoming events include an Saturday, Oct. 1 showing of the film “Mother Nature’s Child” followed by a panel discussion, and a walk in the Appleton Bog on Thursday, Oct. 6.

Organized in 1987, the Georges River Land Trust works to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education and outdoor experiences.

The watershed extends from Montville in the north to Port Clyde and Cushing in the south and includes streams, ponds, lakes, wetlands, farms, hills, mountains, blueberry barrens and forest, as well as a rich tidal estuary of salt marsh, clam flats and productive fishing grounds.

For more information on the Georges River Land Trust and its programs, check the website at:, email: or call 594-5166.