POWNAL — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a tour of Bradbury Mountain State Park from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 17.

Dave Metzler, Bradbury Mountain’s environmental educator, will lead the tour. He will focus on the history of the park including ecology, conservation and man’s and nature’s impact.

Acquired from the Federal Government in 1939, Bradbury Mountain became one of the five original state parks in Maine. The park encompasses more than 800 acres of forested land, which is home to a wide variety of plants and animals and a great viewing site to watch migrating hawks and eagles.

The tour is an organized outing of the Maine Tree Club, an educational outreach program established by UMaine Extension, the Maine Forest Service and Viles Arboretum.

The event is free and open to the public, but preregistration is requested. To register, call the Extension office in Cumberland County at 800-287-1471 or 780-4205 before Monday, Sept. 13.

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