The Freeport Conservation Commission is seeking volunteers to join in helping a Maine Conservation Corps crew with replacing bog bridging along the Florida Lake trail system. Bog bridges allow visitors to traverse and enjoy this area without harming fragile soils and plants, and ensure the area can continue to be enjoyed by the public! The start of the project will entail carrying lumber to the work site – after that, the Field Team will be creating bog bridges.
This is a great opportunity to get involved and learn about what it takes to conserve recreational trails. Anyone comfortable with getting outside on uneven terrain, lifting and bending, and learning to use hand tools can volunteer! Minors under the age of 18 can volunteer with parent’s permission, 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult, 14 and under must also have their own insurance.
Volunteers must have closed toe shoes (waterproof boots preferable), long pants, and work gloves to join in. We will provide all other safety gear and tools. Please also bring bug spray/bug nets, sunscreen, appropriate layers, plenty of water, and snacks/lunch.
Volunteering is easy and flexible, and no previous experience is necessary, although carpentry experience could be helpful! The team will be onsite 8/20-8/23 and 8/27-8/30 from 7AM-4PM.
Please contact Maine Conservation Corps Field Team Leader, Kevin Rossi, with any questions, and for directions to get to the team: firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-245-3426
We hope to see you there!
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