Garden Tour, 10 a.m., Rockport
The Georges River Land Trust’s Gardens in the Watershed tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seven gardens in the watershed towns of Appleton, Rockport, Union and Warren will be open for visitors. Gardening experts will speak at two of the gardens. Bob Emmons, former professor of plant science at the State University of New York, will speak about Japanese beetles. Sharon Turner, master gardener, consultant, educator and garden designer, will speak on gardening for birds. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased at any garden site. To learn more, call 594-5166 or go to www.georgesriver.org/garden.
Wildlife Rehab, 2 p.m., Cape Neddick
The Center For Wildlife is holding its Tuesday afternoon summer tour series. Learn about the center’s history and mission. After the presentation, a tour of the raptor enclosure will be given. Cost is $5 per person. Reservations are required for those ages 5 and older. The Center for Wildlife is located at 385 Mountain Road. Email [email protected] or call 361-1400 for more information.
Clamming Lesson, 10 a.m., Georgetown
The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust kicks off its Summer Exploration series this week at Reid State Park in Georgetown. The public is invited to traverse the soft-shell clam flats with Georgetown’s shellfish warden Jon Hentz and learn to dig clams. No clam digging license is needed to dig a peck of clams in the state park. Hentz has been warden for several towns in the Kennebec estuary region for over a decade. He will share clam-digging techniques as well as information about the local clam harvesting industry. The event is free and open to the public, but there is a fee to enter the park. Register at 442-8400 or [email protected] To learn more, go to www.kennebecestuary.org.
Island Paddle, 9 a.m. July 24, Boothbay
Join Boothbay Region Land Trust’s avid kayak enthusiast, Diane Gilman, as she paddles out to Indiantown Island Preserve. This moderate paddle will pass by Miles and Spectacle Island Preserves in the Sheepscot River before landing at the Indiantown Island float. Paddlers will have the opportunity to stretch their legs with a short hike while investigating the significant cultural history of the preserve. This round-trip paddle launches at the Knickercane Boat Launch off the bridge on Barters Island Road in Boothbay, and is appropriate for intermediate and advanced paddlers. Participants should bring plenty of water, snacks, sunblock and a life vest. To register, email [email protected] or call 633-4818.
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