Sears Island Tree Identification Workshop July 26

Jul 16, 2018
Courtesy of: Alison Dibble Ledge Trail at Tower Road, Sears Island

On Thursday, July 26, from 3 to 5 p.m., Kevin Doran will lead a Tree Identification Workshop on Sears Island.

Friends of Sears Island will be sponsoring this event, together with the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Maine Forest Service.

Program participants will learn how to identify a wide variety of deciduous trees as well as conifers. Doran has been a natural science educator for the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and Maine Forestry Service since 1999.

His current position as the natural science educator entails developing and delivering forest-based programs, workshops and materials for students, teachers, natural resource professionals, forest owners, and the general public throughout Maine.

Of his position at the Forest Service, Doran says, “I feel I have the best job in state government.”

This event is free and open to the public. Sears Island is on Sears Island Road off Route 1 just east of Searsport. Participants should park along the causeway at the end of the road and meet at the kiosk near the island gate by 3 p.m.

Wear footwear appropriate for walking in the woods and on the beach, and clothing to protect against ticks and the weather. Bring water, a snack, and insect repellent. No pets permitted.

In the event of steady rain, the program will be cancelled. For more information and updates, visit, or call 855-884-2284.


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