Refuge official to share wonders of Lake Umbagog

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BETHEL — The Mahoosuc Land Trust will lead a trip to the headwaters of the Androscoggin River at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, when Ian Drew, Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge deputy manager, will speak on the history and present opportunities of the lake.

The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. at McLaughlin Auditorium on the Gould Academy campus. The event is part of the land trust’s 2017 speaker series, “Iconic Places,” which lifts up natural areas in and around the area that have particular significance.

Lake Umbagog, spanning the New Hampshire/Maine border, is the center of an area abundant with wildlife, including coyote, eagle, osprey and moose. The lake and its surrounding forests, wetlands and rivers offer opportunity for exploration, research and recreation. The refuge is an essential conservation link in the northern forests.

The Mahoosuc Land Trust is an accredited community land trust encouraging public interest in conservation in central Oxford County and eastern Coos County, New Hampshire, supporting a balance of growth and conservation and emphasizing sustainable and traditional land uses.

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FMI: www.mahoosuc.org or 207-824-3806.

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