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Community Forest Volunteer Day and Tree Identification Workshop

June 26, 2008 - TRC

The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) and the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine (SWOAM) are hosting a summertime Community Forest Volunteer Day and Tree Identification Workshop on Saturday, July 12th at the Demonstration Forest. Our Demonstration Forest is located on 180 acres in Williamsburg Township.

On this day, starting at 8:30AM, we are coordinating volunteer help with forest projects, including installing our new forest interpretive signs made by the Tri County Technical Center, the Greenville High School and the Foxcroft Academy students. This is a great opportunity for individuals and/or civic groups to get involved, as well as for any students seeking community service hours. At 12:30 we will have a picnic lunch.

We will host a Tree Identification Workshop at 1:00PM with presenter Keith Kanoti of the Maine Forest Service. As we explore the forest, participants will learn how to use a dichotomous key to identify some of Maine's more common tree species. All participants will receive a copy of the Maine Forest Service's centennial edition of the Forest Trees of Maine.

A complimentary picnic lunch will be provided for all volunteers, and by donation for all others. For more information, the PCSWCD may be reached at 564 2321, extension 3 or at info@piscataquisswcd.org or SWOAM may be reached by calling Pete Robinson at 564 - 7433, emailing grbns1@aol.com or by calling John Gilbert at 924 - 3534 or emailing jgilbert@panax.com. You may also visit their website at www.swoam.org.

Pre registration is required by Tuesday, July 8th for our Demonstration Forest Community Volunteer Day and/or Tree Identification Workshop.

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