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Trail Work Day at Red Rose Preserve

  • approximate street address: 66 Ridge Road Bowdoinham, ME (map)

Build Bridges at KELT’s Newest, Soon-to-Open, Preserve!

We need your help building bog bridges!

We need your help building bog bridges!

When: Wednesday, June 26 at 9:00am

Where: Red Rose Preserve in Bowdoinham

We need your help to build trail bridges! A stream runs through our new preserve and we need to build bridges to cross it. Bog bridging is an important step to sustainably manage trail systems to keep hikers feet dry and avoid soil erosion.

Red Rose Preserve will be KELT’s first public preserve in Bowdoinham. At 67 acres, the preserve was protected thanks to generous donations from local landowners. This summer, KELT staff and volunteers are constructing an approximately one mile long loop visiting different parts of the property. Red Rose Preserve, a former dairy farm, includes the two hayfields, as well as supporting mixed forest with a perennial stream, in addition to scrub-shrub habitat.

Tools will be provided. Galoshes or bog boots are recommended, the ground around the stream is wet and muddy. Bring your work gloves and don’t forget your bug repellent!

Registration is encouraged by calling 207-442-8400 or using the Google Form below.

Driving directions to Red Rose Preserve parking area: Parking is in the Town of Bowdoinham’s sports fields parking lot. From Bath, take Route 1 south toward Brunswick. Then take the ME-196 W exit toward ME-24/I-295/Topsham Lewiston Bypass. Turn RIGHT onto Bypass Drive (the first intersection after the exit). Then at the first intersection, turn LEFT onto ME-24 N/Middlesex Rd. Follow ME-24 N for ~7.4 miles. Turn LEFT onto Ridge Road and drive up the hill. Park in the gravel lot for the baseball fields on the left. Approximate street address: 66 Ridge Road, Bowdoinham, ME. Click here for a Google Map.

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