GREENE – The Androscoggin Land Trust will join local sportsman Richard Cousins to hold an ice fishing day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, on Hooper Pond.

All levels of experience are welcome and instruction is available for beginners. Snacks will be provided. Call Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator Michael Auger to sign up at 783-3550.

The trust owns 195 acres consisting of wetlands and an upland forest along Hooper Pond and Hooper Brook. Maine’s Department of Conservation identified the area as being of statewide ecological importance due to its exemplary pond and streamshore vegetation and high quality wildlife habitat.

The trust purchased most of the land from Robert and Eva Philbrook and Pat Malmo and Richard Blaisdell in 2003 and 2004 with assistance from the Land for Maine’s Future fund. The trust was given 13.5 acres of wetland property by Barbara Bubier in 2003 and an additional 7.5 acres by Steve and Kathy Boucher in 2004.

It has conserved more than 2,600 acres of land throughout its service area and works with local communities and landowners to achieve its mission.

The trust is a nonprofit, conservation organization dedicated to protecting, through land conservation and stewardship, the traditional landscapes, important natural areas and outdoor experience throughout Androscoggin County. Work also extends into nearby communities of Bowdoin, Buckfield, Canton and Jay.

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