The Garcelon Bog conservation easement protects over 100 acres of ecologically significant wetland in the heart of Lewiston. It is a unique ecological feature in the City and contains a variety of natural habitat types including forested, open and emergent wetlands that support a wide variety of plant and animal species. There is now a boardwalk at the end of Russell St. Extension and a trail into the bog available for environmental educational purposes and recreation to highlight the ecological importance of this natural gem within the second largest urban area in Maine. The project was a partnership between the land trust and the City in its effort to seek permits for the construction of the Gendron Business Park II off Alfred Plourde Parkway. While the City will retain day-to-day responsibilities for the property, the land trust is legally responsible and committed to making sure the conservation easement is upheld, thus protecting the bog from development in perpetuity. Recreational and educational access is allowed and encouraged.
Directions: The boardwalk is located at the end of Russell St. Extension. Parking is on the edge of the cul-de-sac.