Snowshoe walk planned as part of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

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ALBANY — The Mahoosuc Land Trust and Western Mountains Senior College will hold a guided snowshoe walk from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15, at Flint Farm. Difficulty will be based on the energy and ability of those attending.

The hike will be led by Dr. Rick Churchill, a horticulture consultant and founder and chair of Southern Maine Community College’s horticulture program. He will share his keen observations of the winter landscape and his ever-present sense of humor.

Flint Farm is the most recent property placed under a conservation easement. The easement on 156 acres of undeveloped woodland off the Picnic Hill Road in Albany Township is the gift of Bob O’Brien and Michaela Casey of Albany. The purpose of the easement is to protect wildlife habitat, the shoreline of Flint Pond and the headwaters of Flint Brook.

Participants will join hundreds of Mainers participating in GMOW, enjoying a wide variety of winter activities statewide. Between Feb. 14 and 16, community groups, land trusts and businesses around Maine are hosting more than 50 events, most of them free and at an introductory level. For more information, visit www.greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org.

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The Mahoosuc Land Trust is an accredited community land trust encouraging public interest in conservation in central Oxford County, Maine, and eastern Coos County, N.H., supporting a balance of growth and conservation and emphasizing sustainable and traditional land uses. For more information visit www.mahoosuc.org or call 207-824-3806.

The mission of the Western Mountains Senior College is to support lifelong learners in their quest for new knowledge and experience. Visit their blog at wmscollege.blogspot.com.

For more information or for last minute cancellation, contact Mahoosuc Land Trust at 824-3806.

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