The Medomak Valley Land Trust and the Bremen Conservation Commission invite the public to a trail opening and preserve dedication at the Karl Berger Preserve on Bremen Long Island on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 9 a.m.

This preserve spans the island shore to shore, and encompasses more than 180 beautiful acres on Bremen Long Island, containing more than a half mile of frontage along the “Flying Passage” of the Medomak River.

Several guided hikes will be available – including a one-mile hike through the middle of the preserve, passing through spruce forests and along mossy ledges, the ‘Shore to Shore’ hike, beginning on the west side of the island and walking two miles round trip to a beautiful pebble beach and tide pools on the east side.

Both hikes are for people of moderate fitness. There are several rough sections, so participants should wear sturdy shoes that they don’t mind getting wet. Water and snacks are recommended.

Boat transportation to the island will be provided and will leave from the Bremen town landing at 9 a.m. To reach the town dock, take Medomak Road in Bremen, turn left onto Town Landing Road and follow it to the end.

For additional information about this event, volunteer opportunities, or MVLT’s services to landowners, please contact the land trust’s Waldoboro office at 832-5570 or volmvlt@midcoast.com.