Bath Trails Community Trail Clean-up

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Join the Bath Trails Stewardship Team for spring cleaning on the Whiskeag Trail

When: Saturday, May 3 @8:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Bath YMCA, 303 Centre Street in Bath

Bath Trails needs help to prepare the Whiskeag Trail for use by residents and visitors this spring and summer! Join Bath Trails for the Community Trail Clean-up for spring cleaning of the 5-mile long trail. Participants are to gather at the Bath YMCA  for work assignments led by experienced trail stewards. Trail work is expected to wrap up by noon.

Raking, repairing crossings and eroded spots, re-blazing trail, and trash pick-up are possible jobs for the gangbusters day of stewardship. Volunteers with or without stewardship experience are welcome to join the trail crews. Projects will range in difficulty so that adults, families, and kids will be able to participate at their comfort level. This is a great project for scout troops or community service clubs!

The Whiskeag Trail represents the culmination of years of dedication and hard work by the Bath community, and at over 5 miles long, it is one of the longest public access trails in the area. Through the efforts of Bath Trails, the City of Bath, and the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT), the Whiskeag Trail is located entirely on public and protected land. The trail connects two popular KELT preserves, Sewall Woods and Thorne Head, to the Bath YMCA and the downtown business district.

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Students from neighboring high school Hebron Academy (Hebron) helped Bath Trails clear trails last fall. We’re looking for more volunteers to help prepare the trails for the warm weather this spring!

Please register for the Community Trail Clean-up by contacting Becky Kolak at 207-442-8400 or bkolak@kennebecestuary.org. Children are required to be accompanied by an adult to participate. The Bath YMCA is located at 303 Centre Street.

Bath Trails is a partnership of Bath City government, local schools, non-profits, individual hikers and bicycle riders, and private businesses, with a mission set on the creation, connection, and maintenance of a network of multi-use trails for recreation, transportation, and a healthier community. Visit www.cityofbath.com/Bath-Trails/ for more information. 

This event is made possible by the Public Lands Every Day program generously sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

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