LISBON FALLS – The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties will offer a volunteer education program, Habitat Stewards, on alternate Saturdays from Sept. 10 to Nov. 19 at the Androscoggin-Sagadahoc counties Extension office. The program is in cooperation with the National Wildlife Federation.

Habitat Stewards learn to enhance habitat for wildlife in backyards, schools and other places in communities. In return for 30 hours of training, they volunteer 50 hours of mentoring people in their communities.

Cooperative Extension faculty and other experts will provide training on wildlife habitat, management principles and designing the home landscape as wildlife habitat. The program will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to support volunteers’ activities with homeowners, businesspeople, schools and others wishing to enhance habitat for wildlife and people.

Class size is limited. There is a fee of $50 to cover basic costs. For more information and an application form, contact the Extension Office at (800) 287-1458 or 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls, ME 04252. All applications must be received before Aug. 20.

Persons with a disability who need accommodations to participate should contact Nancy Coverstone, 1-800-287-1458 or TDD 1-800-287-8957, 10 days prior to the event.

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