JOIN KELT for a stewardship workshop discovering vernal pools on April 10.

JOIN KELT for a stewardship workshop discovering vernal pools on April 10.

BATH

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust invites the public on Sunday, April 10 at 1 p.m. to join the first workshop in the spring stewardship series, “Springtime Splendor for Amphibians: Vernal Pools of Lilly Pond Community Forest.” The workshop will be held at the amphibian haven, Lilly Pond Community Forest in south Bath. Participants will explore the basics of what makes a vernal pool and how the state designates a vernal pool habitat.

A vernal pool is a seasonal, fish-free pool of water that provides valuable habitat for a variety of plants and wildlife. Cheri Brunault, KELT’s Stewardship Director, will lead participants sharing information about vernal pools’ ecological significance and how to identify different critters that make their home in these special habitats. Come ready to hike off trail and listen for chorusing amphibians calling for their springtime sweethearts!

This event is free and open to public, sponsored by Sitelines, PA. Registration is required by April 8 due to the limited class size. Contact KELT at (207) 442- 8400, email [email protected], or online at kennebecestuary.org/stewardship-series- 2016 to sign up. This is a rain or shine event and the course framework is geared for adult participants.

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary. It maintains nine preserves for public enjoyment and has protected 2,668 acres of land since founding in 1989.


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