If you want to learn about the ecology of the area and discover new places to hike, hunt, bird, or bike join Alden Mead, Stewardship Project Manager for the Land Trust, and Ron Harrell, naturalist and active Land Trust Volunteer, for a natural history hike around the Long Cove Headwaters Preserve in Searsport on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 9 a.m.

This event is open to the public and to people of all ages. While the trail is relatively flat and easy, come prepared to hike and be outdoors. Harrell will lead the group on a nature walk, answering questions and identifying native and invasive species of flora and fauna along the trail.  Mead will provide details about ongoing stewardship projects and volunteer opportunities. The Land Trust is always looking for volunteers to help with a wide array of projects ranging from trail maintenance to invasive species management.

To get to Long Cove Preserve from Route 1 in downtown Searsport, drive north approximately 2.6 miles on Mt. Ephraim Road. Turn right onto Savery Road and continue .6 miles. The trailhead is on the right. Please leave dogs at home. This event will take place rain or shine, unless the rain is persistent. Call 236-7091 to register.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust has protected more than 10,000 acres to date. For more information about this event, the volunteer program or the Land Trust in general, call 236-7091 or visit coastalmountains.org.