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Explore ALT Nature Walk-Great ME Outdoor Weekend-Marden-Chittick Refuge
September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join us on a Saturday morning in September for a walk as part of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend (this Fall, September 13-22, 2019) – part of a series of Explore ALT Nature Walks! This event will be at the Marden-Chittick Refuge in Greene led by Maine Master Naturalist, Travis Sparks. The focus of this walk will be Nature Conservation. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the Refuge after the walk!
About Explore ALT Nature Walks: Free, guided adventures at Androscoggin Land Trust conservation areas. Led by trained Maine Master Naturalists and other volunteer leaders, these walks are a great chance to learn more about the natural world and local conservation efforts. Each walk will have a focus depending on the season and the location, but we will explore whatever we find! Please dress according to the weather, and prepare appropriately for any weather or other conditions – proper footwear, snacks, water bottle, etc. The walks are great for engaged children, but not appropriate for those under age 6. Also, because the goal is nature observation, no dogs please. Please check back here for any updates or changes.
About the Marden-Chittick Refuge: Three conservation easements were donated by Judith Marden to ALT in 2003 as the Marden-Chittick Refuge as an initial effort to permanently conserve one of the few blocks of remaining undeveloped land of over 1000 acres still remaining in Androscoggin County and critical for the maintenance of wildlife habitat. The conservation easements protect over 200 acres of forests, scenic views and fields as well as the historic John Allen (1760-1834) farmstead and Mountain Purity Spring. This property is privately owned, although the landowner at her discretion allows for limited public access, via snowmobile and hiking trails. There is also permanent access for the Bates Outing Club to their lean-to. Further information about this property can be found here.
Directions: Enter 196 North Mountain Road, Greene, ME 04236 into GPS. This will take you to the top of the hill on a dirt road. When you reach the end of the road, you will see a small parking area on the right surrounded by woods.