Volunteers needed for clean-up


WILTON — Foothills Land Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust, was established to promote the conservation of natural resources in the foothills region of Maine. The trust owns 238 acres of forest, farmland and wetlands at the head of Wilson Lake.

The organization has continued to protect the land, and lake, through best agricultural practices and a conservation easement. The conservancy provides trails for recreational and educational usage such as hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and nature walks.

Foothills Land Conservancy has planned a volunteers clean-up day and a nature walk to identify wildflowers. The annual clean-up effort will be held on Sunday, May 2. Volunteers will meet at the Headwaters parking lot, Pond Road anytime between 9 a.m. and noon.

The wildflower walk will be led by Nancy Prentiss, University of Maine at Farmington botanist. Participants should meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at the Pond Road parking lot on.

The land trust’s annual meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the Wilton Academy Hill School Cafeteria. Discussion topic will be invasive plants. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

Anyone who would like more information about Foothills Land Conservancy and its activities may contact Cynthia Harkleroad at 645-2675 or Nancy Prince at 645-4027.