When

September 21, 2024    
8:30 am - 9:30 am

Bookings

Bookings closed

Where

Woodward Cove
Gurnet Road, Brunswick , Maine, 04011, Maine

Event Type

Join Dale Dorr, member of BTLT’s Stewardship Committee for a guided bird walk of Woodward Cove. The topics covered will also delve into the history of the property.

Woodward Cove property is a 24-acre preserve with 1,500 feet of tidal frontage on Woodward Cove, which drains into the New Meadows River. Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust purchased the property from the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Brunswick in 2016 to protect its ecological and recreational value and, most notably, to permanently preserve access to the productive mudflats for shellfish and baitworm harvesters.  In 2019 William Robitzek and Barbara Raimondi generously donated a small strip of land adjacent to the original parcel where an informal access trail has been used by harvesters for years to allow for its continued use.  This 600-foot water access trail connects the parking area directly with the mudflats of Woodward Cove and can also be used for tide dependent hand carry boat access. The salt-hay saltmarsh community at the head of the cove is the third largest mapped in Brunswick. Woodward Cove is known to provide habitat for 22 “Species of Special Concern in Maine” as identified by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Dale has been a member of BTLT since the early 90s and the first campaign to save Crystal Spring Farm. He is currently a member of the Stewardship Committee and has built, maintained and monitored a number of our properties including Bradley Pond, Androscoggin Woods, Cathance River Trail and Chase Reserve. Other volunteer activities have included the Maine Breeding Bird Atlas in northern Maine and Baxter State Park, Curtis Library special projects, Midcoast Humane dog transports and several decades of Bowdoin Track officiating.
He and his wife Nancy are strong advocates for land preservation; along with BTLT, they are also members of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, the Midcoast Conservancy and the Legacy Club of The Nature Conservancy.

The walk should take 1 hour. We suggest wearing sturdy shoes and bringing water, sunscreen and a hat. This event is free but registration is encouraged! 

The BTLT Woods Walks Series seeks to introduce the community to the ecological significance of our properties, land conservation and stewardship, property history and/or exploration of the ecosystems and critters present on various properties. These guided walks are led by knowledgeable community volunteers and the Land Trust’s incredible Stewardship Team! 

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.