Georges River Land Trust holds two trail crew orientation days in August.

The first orientation day will be at the Thomaston Town Forest Trail Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the second will be at the Canal Path in Searsmont Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. These events will be led by GRLT Trails Manager Taylor Stenger, and will cover the basic trail tools, trail design and maintenance used on the Georges Highland Path network of trails. Participants are asked to wear hiking boots and use tick and bug repellent. They should bring a backpack, gloves, a snack and enough water for a 2- to 3-mile round-trip hike.

The meeting location for the Aug. 13 training is the Pollution Control Trailhead, located at the end of Booker Street off Route 1 in Thomaston. Meet at the Northern Trailhead parking lot just past Robbins Lumber on Ghent Road in Searsmont for the Aug. 20 training.

The orientations will provide participants with basic knowledge to confidently work as trail volunteers on the Georges Highland Path, a system of “conservation trails” built and maintained by GRLT and volunteers. Participants will be rewarded with a free barbeque lunch.

For further information on the Georges River Land Trust and its programs, visit online at or contact or 594-5166.