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June 17
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Downeast Lakes Land Trust Office
4 Water Street, Grand Lake Stream

Are you looking to get outside this summer?  Want to have an impact in your local community forest?  DLLT is hosting Volunteer Trail Work Days, every Friday throughout the summer! These volunteer days are a great way to meet new people, stay physically fit, and contribute to recreational opportunities in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest. Beginning on Friday, June 17th, interested helpers will meet at the DLLT office in Grand Lake Stream (across from the Pine Tree Store) each Friday, and work from 9 am – 12 pm.  Come dressed for the weather, and bring water.

***For every time you attend – get a jar of trail mix AND we’ll enter your name into the hat for an end-of-season drawing for a free cord of firewood!  The more times you volunteer, the better your chances!***

There is no need to pre-register, but if you have any questions, please email Susan Bard at

June 17 – Storybook Trail – Build bog bridging, remove unused wood, replace stories, re-reroute the trail, adjust blazing.

June 24 – Bridges, Benches, & Signage – Build and place benches that will be used at the Musquash Esker Trail, Horseshoe Lake Trail, and Pocumcus Lake Trail. Build bog bridging at Dawn Marie Beach Path, and deploy additional trail and road signs.

July 1 – Privies – Dig privy holes for Stone Dam and Princeton Island campsites, finish privy construction, and paint privies.

July 8 – Campsites – Boat to water-accessed sites, level for tenting, rake fire rings, remove any trash, clear brush, replace old signage.

July 15 – Pineo Peaks, with the Maine Conservation Corps – Help finish clearing the southern section of Pineo Peaks Trail; bench cutting & blazing. Hike the finished northern section of trail.

July 22 – Geocaching – Check all 25 geocache sites; replace materials in boxes and replace any caches needed.

July 29 – Map & Compass – Update tree markers and education box materials. Complete the course!

August 5 – Trail To Tomorrow, Tower Hill Trail, Dawn Marie Beach Path – Basic trail maintenance.

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