BELFAST — Coastal Mountains Land Trust will host a two-hour guided walk and talk on the Belfast Rail Trail Friday, Aug. 20, with the theme “Climate Change in Coastal Maine: Risk and Resilience.”

Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at the at the intersection of Footbridge Road and Pierce Street in Belfast.

This walk and talk will examine the local impacts that climate change is having on local infrastructure and ecology, and the role land management plays in building climate resilience. This event is part of an ongoing series of trail talks to promote the 2021 Trail Challenge, a fundraiser supporting the land trust by matching every mile logged with a dollar from a local business to benefit stewardship and trail maintenance.

Trail Challenge guided walks allow the public to engage with Land Trust staff to learn about topics related to ecology and conservation while enjoying a picturesque walk. Visit coastalmountains.org/get-outside for more information about upcoming guided walks and events.