RANGELEY – Girl Scouts from Troop 2020 were among the volunteers recently who helped landscape the Whip Willow Farm Overlook on the Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway.

The project was organized by Scenic Byway Coordinator Rebecca Kurtz, MDOT intern Katy Stebbins, and local volunteer Nini Christensen.

The team of Girl Scouts and local residents dug new homes for 14 high bush blueberry plants, eight mature lupines and 500 lupine seedlings. The volunteers completed the planting in about an hour and a half. Volunteers completed the project with a barbecue and swim in the town park.

MDOT provided the landscaping tools, plants and other equipment. Other donations were received from Oquossoc Grocery, Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and the Scenic Byway, Rangeley IGA, and helping hand from Barry Brackett of Brackett’s Pumping.

Local poet and photographer Jeep Wilcox stopped by and presented each volunteer with a poem and photo print of the Overlook that he had taken.

Anyone interested in more information on the Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway and its future projects, contact Rebecca Kurtz at 864-7311, extension 5.


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