Chuck Eldridge, left, and Jeff Muise blaze a trail in Phippsburg.
(Phippsburg Land Trust photo)

The Phippsburg Land Trust invites the public to volunteer for trail maintenance projects this September. 

Each year, the Phippsburg land Trust reaches out to the community for assistance with trail improvement projects on their public trails. Some of the 23 miles of trails maintained by the Phippsburg Land Trust are in need of clearing and refreshed paint blazing, as well as new bog bridging and stepping stones. These improvements will help make the trails more pleasant to walk and easier to navigate.  

No experience or materials are required. Volunteers will learn hands-on trail maintenance techniques. 

The schedule is as follows: 

Sept. 3, 1-4 p.m.: Trailblazing at Mary’s Woods 

Sept. 4, 9 a.m. to noon: Phippsburg Town Forest Trail recovery, part 1 

Sept. 4, 14 p.m.: Phippsburg Town Forest Trail recovery, part 2 

Sept. 5, 9 a.m. to noon: Cooley Center Pond Preserve Bridge and Path work, part 1 

Sept. 5, 1-4 p.m.: Cooley Center Pond Preserve Bridge and Path work, part 2 

Sept. 6, 9 a.m. to noon: Bridging or blazing at Cooley Center Pond Preserve 

Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to noon: Re-blazing at Phippsburg Town Forest 

Sept. 7, 1-4pm: Totman Cove blazing and barberry removal 

A thank-you event will take place Sept. 8 from 8-10:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts. 

Call or text Stewardship Coordinator Cheri Brunault at (207358-9695 or email [email protected] to register or for questions. Registration is strongly recommended. Visit for more information and directions to preserves.  

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