Land trust plans to dedicate Owls Head preserve Aug. 22

Aug 10, 2017
Courtesy of: Georges River Land Trust Ash Island seen from the new Ash Point Preserve in Owls Head.

Rockland — The public is invited to join Georges River Land Trust for a short walk on the new Ash Point Preserve in Owls Head at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22. Along the way, Brent West, Georges River Land Trust stewardship manager, will describe the management goals for the property. Visitors will enjoy a view of Penobscot Bay and Ash Island from the 2,140-foot granite shoreline.

This new 34-acre preserve was originally protected in 1986 through a conservation easement. Now as it becomes a preserve open for public access, Eliza Bailey, the land trust’s original executive director, will talk about this property’s place in the land trust’s history in a brief dedication ceremony.

Directions to the new parking lot: From Rockland, drive south on Route 73, turn left onto North Shore Drive, turn right on Ash Point Drive. Go about 2.5 miles and look for the parking lot on the left. If the lot is full, park along the road shoulder.

This event is free and open to the public and is part of a series of events celebrating the land trust’s 30 years of conservation in the Midcoast. For more information about programs, trails, events and membership, visit GeorgesRiver.org or call 594-5166.

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