Winter Events & Plowed Parking Lots- 2019

WINTER EVENTS!

January 16th 4:30-6:30

Cabin Fever Reliever Open House

 

Sow Dry Seed Workshop at the SEED Barn (53 Falls Bridge Rd, Blue Hill)

Join the SEED Barn & Blue Hill Heritage Trust for their 2nd Annual collaborative workshop on sowing native seed. BHHT and the SEED Barn are working with the Penobscot Alewife Committee to reestablish native plants at the newly restored fish passageway and outdoor classroom at Pierces Pond in Penobscot. This workshop will help create plugs of native shrubs and grasses to help restore that landscape.

Participants will be instructed on how to sow dry seed to create plugs for their own landscape, and invited to sow dry seed to take home as well as encouraged to leave some sowed seed for restoration at Pierces Pond and other BHHT sites.

Refreshments provided and all are welcome.
For more information please email Lee Lee at lee-lee@virtualvoices.org or Chrissy at chrissy@bluehillheritagetrust.org

Blue Hill Heritage Trust Winter Hike Series:

Join BHHT volunteers Merrie Eley & Barbara Kourajian for their 4th Annual Winter Hikes Series! These fun group hikes are a great way to explore the woods in the winter. Please dress accordingly, and bring snow shoes, ice creepers, or sturdy boots and poles depending on the conditions. Hot beverages and snacks will be provided, so please let us know if you can attend so we have enough for everyone and so we can notify you of any changes in case some nasty weather sneaks up on us (registration not required, it just helps).

These hikes will take place on the following BHHT properties and everyone is welcome.  Hope to see you out in the woods this winter!

Monday, January 28th Patten Stream 10am-noon (click here for directions)

**Due to the upcoming storm we changed this date from 1/21 to 1/28

Monday, February 18th (President’s Day) Snow’s Cove Preserve 10am-noon (click here for directions)

Wednesday, March 13th Meadowbrook 10am-noon

Meadowbrook Forest is located off the Bucksport Rd in Ellsworth. From the Ellsworth end of the North Bend Rd, turn right towards Ellsworth and travel apx 2mi until you see the BHHT Event Sign along the right side road. *More information on parking to come. Please stay tuned.


PLOWED PARKING LOTS

The Following Trail Parking Areas will be plowed out this season (if an area on this list is not plowed, please let us know. Thank you)

  • Blue Hill Mountain, Blue Hill
  • Peters Brook, Blue Hill
  • Bluff Head, Sedgwick
  • Cooper Farm at Caterpillar Hill, Sedgwick
  • Surry Forest, Surry
  • Patten Stream, Surry
  • Carter Nature Preserve/ Furth/ Talalay, Surry
  • John B, Brooksville
  • Hundred Acre Wood, Brooklin

Our sincere thanks to the following businesses and folks who donate plowing to keep these properties accessible through the winter!

Leif Deetjen, Otter Cove Construction- Dugas Construction- Town of Sedgwick- Town of Blue Hill

Dick Littlefield, Eddie Saunders, Peter Clapp, and Hal Snow