Whether one loves hiking in the woods, paddling on the ponds, or spending time at the beach, Pemaquid Watershed Association is offering a wide array of public programs this summer that promote and celebrate the beauty of the Pemaquid Peninsula.
The official kickoff for the summer continues to be the annual Party on the Pier, this year with two intriguing raffles, at The Contented Sole restaurant in New Harbor on Thursday, June 22. Soon after, the PWA Rubber Ducky Race on the Damariscotta bridge will take place, on Saturday, July 8.
Throughout the summer, there will be something offered almost every day of the week. PWA Paddlers trips will take place every Wednesday and Saturday at various locations along the Midcoast region, and educational programming at PWA’s Beachcombers Rest Nature Center at Pemaquid Beach will be every Tuesday and Thursday, July 6 through Aug. 25.
Additionally, PWA is showcasing the nine hiking trails it maintains in preserves on the peninsula through three key events. PWA is holding its first annual Hike-a-Thon June 9 through Aug. 20. It will host PWA Preserve Steward Hikes every Friday morning at a different preserve from June 23 through Aug. 18. New this year, PWA will hold Party to Preserve at Laurel Hall. This will be a local food reception in a beautifully preserved building on the edge of LaVerna Preserve in Chamberlain on Aug. 10.
“Our preserves are for many the gateway to Pemaquid Watershed Association. We realize that people hike the trails regularly but don’t have a direct connection with us.” said PWA Executive Director Jenn Hicks. “The Preserve Steward Hikes and the PWA Hike-a-Thon are ways to connect those who love our preserves with PWA’s mission to conserve the natural resources of the Pemaquid Peninsula, and the Party to Preserve will honor the beauty of this place.”
For more information about all of PWA’s events, programs, and preserves go to pemaquidwatershed.org, send an email to email@example.com, call the office at 563-2196, or stop by the PWA office at 584 Main St. in Damariscotta.
PWA is a nonprofit land trust whose mission is to conserve the natural resources of the Pemaquid Peninsula through land and water stewardship and education.