This summer the Cathance River Nature Preserve will be undergoing some important changes. The partners who manage the Preserve (Highland Green, Cathance River Education Alliance, and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust) want to be sure that you, the neighbors of the preserve, are aware of these upcoming changes and enhancements.

First, there will be a route adjustment near the intersection of the River Access Trail, Highland Trail, and Cathance River Trail. This intersection is currently located outside of the actual Preserve easement area and will be re-routed to accommodate the newest addition of Highland Green housing. You can expect the new trails to be installed early this summer to allow continued access while construction is taking place.

Additionally, the Preserve bounds will be marked for the first time with small medallions (see below). Boundary markers are an important tool to help protect the many conservation values of the Preserve, and ensure that both visitors and residents of Highland Green will be able to more easily identify the Preserve bounds. Using pins and global positioning system (GPS) boundaries set by a professional surveyor, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust staff and volunteers will install the boundary marking medallions throughout the summer and fall. If you live adjacent to the Preserve and have any questions or would like to know more about where the boundary line is in relation to your home, please contact

Preserve boundary marker