Trail Work Crew Heading out on Rumford Whitecap
Over its 25-year history the Mahoosuc Land Trust has consistently expanded and enriched its service to our community – and it couldn’t have reached its current level of achievement without the dedicated help of its many volunteers. On April 7th the Land Trust will celebrate those volunteers and welcome prospective new volunteers to learn how they can help continue this good work.
If you’re already one of our devoted followers who has put in many hours to help advance the Land Trust mission. Please let us honor you – and share your enthusiasm with those who’d like to learn more about the organization.
Are our beautiful waterways and hiking/snow-shoeing trails part of what makes our community special for you? Perhaps you’d enjoy leading a group of fellow community members on a hike or canoe trip. Are you interested in conserving lands for future generations? One of the Land Trust’s primary missions is to identify and manage those lands we hold dear – and you might want to help that team of volunteers. Do you like to cook? Good food is a big feature of many of our activities. Are you eager to help, but not sure where your skills might fit in (or even if you have any skills of use)? Oh, we’ll find opportunities for you!
April's installment in the Mahoosuc Land Trust's "This Is Your Backyard" speaker series will feature a young man from our own neighborhood, Max Southam, who will share how "Your Backyard Dream Gets Real."
Max began biking at the age of 4. He is now a senior at Gould Academy and has been a four-year member of the mountain biking and road biking teams. Wanting to do something epic for his Senior 4 Point, Max started to research doing the Tour Divide, a 2700 mile mountain bike race that starts in Banff, Canada and ends in Antelope Wells, NM.
During the summer of 2014, Max realized this dream as he and his father, Peter, biked the Continental Divide. Max will share the story of planning and executing this adventure on Wednesday, April 8 at 7PM in McLaughlin Auditorium on the Gould Academy Campus. Please come and be inspired by how Max lived this dream.
• Unspoiled scenic views
• A clean and accessible Androscoggin River
• Pedestrian-friendly communities
• Protected wildlife habitats
• Outdoor recreation
• Preservation of plant diversity
• Promotion of working farms
• Productive and sustainable forests
• Education for an environmentally aware public