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Prong Pond Trail work day May 18

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Come help push a new Moosehead Lake region trail towards finalization. The Prong Pond Trail will be a relatively short trail to a pond overlook and shoreline peninsula. Right now, it needs blazing, clearing of winter damage, additional tread work and clearing of a modest section leading to the future trailhead. Work will consist of lopping, painting blazes, clearing small debris, work with hand tools and perhaps raking and/or leaf-blowing. The trail is natural surfaced and uneven, but there is no major elevation change and the total trail distance is slightly less than a mile.

Tools and personal protection equipment such as hard hats and eye protection will be provided, though individuals are encouraged to bring their own loppers, eye protection, etc. (should they have such items). Participants should bring their own gloves, sturdy footwear, day-pack, water, and lunch.

Volunteers should plan on meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the Katahdin parking lot in Greenville to carpool to Prong Pond. The return will be by 4 p.m. You may also wish to drive directly to the trailhead located in Beaver Cove, Prong Pond Rond.

To reach the parking area follow Lily Bay Road North through downtown Greenville toward Beaver Cove. After passing by the Beaver Cove town office on the right, continue on for about a mile until you see the signs for the B52 Site. Turn right at this sign. Travel down the dirt secondary road until you see a large parking lot on the left (approximately one mile).

You can also follow these coordinates 45.541783,-69.5235393/45.5031985,-69.6277565 or click on the google directions at https://bit.ly/2PxIbb7

Bring lunch, snacks, drinking water, gloves, sunscreen/bug spray, layers/raingear and loppers, eye protection and folding handsaws (if you’ve got them). Please wear sturdy footwear (boots) and appropriate clothing for trail work.

To RSVP contact Jenny Ward at mooseheadtrails @gmail.com). For additional information contact Rex Turner of the ME Bureau or Parks and Lands at 441-9152 rex.turner@maine.gov.

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