GRAY – A Maine forest ranger will be at the Maine Wildlife Park with his truck to demonstrate and display the equipment and tools of his trade from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30.
Forest rangers oversee the long-term management of forest resources, protecting the forest from the effects of fire, insects, disease and misuse.
There will be a photo opportunity from noon to 12:30 p.m., when Smokey Bear will arrive to meet and greet his fans.
The Maine Wildlife Park, owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, has more than 30 species of native wildlife on display, plus wildlife gardens, nature trails and other interactive exhibits and displays. The park is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Nov. 11; visitors must leave the premises by 6 p.m.
Admission to the park is free for children ages 3 and under; $5 for ages 5 to 12; $7 for adults; and $5 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person. Family and community season passes are available.
For more information, call 657-4977 or check www.mainewildlifepark.com or www.mefishwildlife.com.


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