The Penobscot Bay Stewards Youth Division invites up to 15 students in 7th and 8th grade from RSU 71 and RSU 20 to participate in a program to explore and learn about our local watershed by foot and on water.
Participants will engage in 3 one-day hikes on the Hills to Sea Trail, a day of rowing with Come Boating and group service project, and a day of marine biology at Searsport Shores Campground. There is no charge for the program, but participants must be able to commit to all 5 days and the evening orientation with a parent/guardian.
Thursday, May 10, 6:00-7:30 pm: Orientation meeting for parent/guardian and students at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground. Logistics, preparation, gear check, details.
Hike on Hills to Sea Trail, 3 days, going from Upland Waldo County to Belfast Bay
Day 1: Saturday, May 26, 9:00-5:00. Group hike on Hills to Sea trail from Unity trailhead to MOFGA. 5.7 miles, plus fording Sandy Stream.
Day 2: Saturday, June 2, 9:00-5:00. Group hike on Hills to Sea trail from Rt. 220 crossing at Walker Ridge Road, Montville, over Frye Mountain to Rt. 137 at Mixer Pond Road, Knox. 7.7 miles.
Day 3: Sunday, June 10, 9:00-4:00. Group hike on Hills to Sea trail from Rt. 137 crossing, Waldo, to Belfast Town Wharf. 7 miles.
Belfast Bay and North Penobscot Bay
Day 4: Sunday, June 17, 9:00-1:00 Row with Come Boating and group service project.
Day 5: Thurs. June 21, 9:00-3:00. Intertidal Zone exploration at Searsport Shores Campground, picnic lunch celebration, closing activities. Parents invited 1:00-3:00.
Program leaders: Cloe Chunn and Karin Wittmann
Assistants: Sierra Hopkins, Unity College student; Jillian Fraser, Mount View High School senior in the Outdoor Leadership Program; Penobscot Bay Stewards, and Waldo County Trails Coalition volunteers. Healthy lunches will be provided by Waldo County General Hospital food services.
The program is sponsored by the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition with partners Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, Waldo County Trails Coalition, Waldo County General Hospital, Come Boating, and Penobscot Bay Stewards.
The program is designed to offer:
• Direct experience of the local watershed
• Leadership and involvement in promoting healthy regional systems
• Healthy activity and nutrition, group cohesiveness, and community awareness
This program is approved, but not sponsored, by the Superintendent of Schools
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