Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, in partnership with Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping, will offer the Penobscot Bay Stewards Program to area residents. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the Penobscot Bay region and ways to conserve its resources.

The program will run all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 24 through May 24. It will include classroom presentations, short hikes in nature preserves and state parks, and field trips to Rockland, Hurricane Island, Indian Island, Blue Hill and Stonington, Searsport, and the Belfast area.

Some days will require early morning departures and boat trips. Participants should be prepared to car pool and bring a bag lunch.

The course is free of charge, and is limited to 20 enthusiastic participants who will participate in the entire program. After completing the program, participants commit to volunteering 30 hours with local conservation efforts of their choice.

Applications are now available online at Deadline for applications is April 1.

For more information, email or call Edie at 338-0048 or Ernie at 505-1767.