LEEDS — The annual Curtis Forestry Day will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Curtis Homestead.

The day will provide opportunities for families to learn about Maine’s forestry heritage and see logging equipment in action. Leeds-based logger Nat Bell will harvest trees and operate a portable sawmill.

“It’s one of our favorite programs of the year,” said Kirsten Brewer, Kennebec Land Trust’s director of membership and programs.

This is the ninth year that KLT has offered a sustainable forest-management program at the Curtis Homestead. The classes are supported by the Androscoggin County USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Maine Forest Service, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Kennebec Woodland Partnership. ­­­­­

The Curtis Homestead was settled in the early 1800s and remained in the Curtis family until the year 2000, when former Maine Gov. Kenneth Curtis and his sister, Rebecca Curtis Meredith, donated their family’s 360 acres to the Kennebec Land Trust. The homestead has over three miles of trails and hosts school and outdoor programs from forestry and apple tree pruning to cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

FMI: www.tklt.org, 207-377-2848

Bruce Bell’s equipment offers demonstrations during the 2015 Forestry Day at Curtis Homestead. This year’s event will be Oct. 28.


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