2017-07-28 / Community

Volunteers sought

Scarborough Land Trust is holding three different volunteer work parties every week to help build more trails at Pleasant Hill Preserve. All ages are welcome.

With the completion of the first permanent trail, the land trust is working on the second phase of trails that will sweep up into Beach Hill woods and out to the hidden meadow of the 135-acre preserve on Pleasant Hill Road.

“There are some amazing places on this Preserve, and we are eager to build the next phase of trails,” said Executive Director Kathy Mills. “Our volunteer work parties are a great way for people to get outside and to help out on an exciting community project.”

The times and leaders for the three weekly work parties are as follows:

 Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon, Seth Hanson;

 Monday, 4 p.m. to dark, Toby Jacobs;

 Thursday, 9 to 11:00 a.m., Deb McDonough.

Volunteers should meet at the kiosk. No experience is necessary. All training and tools will be provided. Bring work gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Work parties will be held weekly through the summer, until further notice.

For more information or to sign up, contact Toby Jacobs at tjacobs@scarboroughlandtrust.org or 844-0114 or just show up at the scheduled time.

Pleasant Hill Preserve was permanently protected by the land trust in 2014, following an outpouring of community support for its purchase and stewardship.

The property is one of the last large open spaces in Pleasant Hill and contains headwaters of the Spurwink River.

For more information, visit the land trust’s new website www.scarboroughlandtrust.org or call 289-1199.

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