The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition announces a new outdoor program called “Wonderful Wednesdays with the Wednesday Walkers.”

One hike will be offered twice each month — on the second and fourth Wednesdays — to anyone who’d like to hike 2 to 4 miles with a congenial group. A different leader/contact person will be in charge of each outing. The program was developed by Barbara Klie and Janet Williams, members of the BBWC.

The outings are free and open to the public. Hikers should bring water, sunscreen and a snack (if desired).

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, Cloe Chunn (338-1147), president of the BBWC, will lead a hike through Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Head of Tide Preserve in Belfast.

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Buck O’Herin (589-4311), executive director of the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance, will lead a group through the Alliance’s property in Montville.

Because leaders have different ideas about starting times, hikers are asked to call ahead for time, meeting place, appropriate clothing and footwear for each hike.

The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition plans regular outings to familiarize the public with the beauty and unusual features of the Belfast Bay’s watershed, as well as neighboring conservation properties.

The watershed covers 69,657 acres and is comprised of four smaller watersheds: Little River, Passagassawakeag River, Wescott Stream and Goose River. It includes all or parts of Brooks, Frankfort, Knox, Morrill, Northport, Searsport, Swanville and Waldo, as well as the city of Belfast.