ROCKPORT — Maine Water employees recently volunteered to work on building the Goose River trail in Camden, under the guidance of a Coastal Mountain Land Trust instructor.

“It was a great learning experience on the actual construction work of the trail, and I can’t wait to see the finished trail once it is open for hiking and biking,” said Pam Blackman, one of the Maine Water volunteers and its manager of revenue services. “The Goose River trail which connects with the Round the Mountain Trail is very popular with residents in the community and among tourists to the area. It was great to be part of enhancing a natural resource that encourages awareness and respect for the natural beauty of Maine.”

Marcus Knipp, of Maine Water, checks out the trail map.

Maine Water’s involvement with CMLT goes back more than 15 years and through that partnership, more than 1,200 acres of land around Grassy Pond and Mirror Lake in Midcoast Maine have been preserved and set aside for the Round the Mountain Trail.

Maine Water encourages other community and environmentally minded individuals and companies to take part in future trail building days. “At the end of the day it is very fulfilling to know that one has had a hand in building a community resource that will endure and provide recreation opportunities in one of the prettiest places on Earth,” said Maine Water President Mark Vannoy.

For more information on Maine Water support of CMLT, contact the company at 800-287-1643. For more information on CMLT and its trail building activities go to coastalmountains.org.

Maine Water volunteers Mark Vannoy and Mike Cummons groom one of the Goose River Trails.