Pemaquid Watershed Association will host a grand opening celebration at Pemaquid Pond Preserve in Bremen, one of its newest nature preserves, on Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to noon. The event was originally scheduled for May 6 but because of rain was rescheduled. Donated to PWA by the Stock-Moody family in 2015, Pemaquid Pond Preserve is a place for the public to enjoy nearly 30 acres of natural area on Pemaquid Pond and nearly two acres on Megan Island just off the preserve’s shore.
The event will be held in the preserve parking area on Turner Road and will include a brief presentation, a ribbon-cutting, refreshments, and hiking for all. The preserve offers trails leading to a shoreline viewpoint and sandy beaches for access to the property by canoe or kayak. In addition, the trails run through multiple wetlands, wooded uplands, and fern-filled glades. Megan Island also has canoe and kayak access and can be hiked, but currently has no built trails.
“Pemaquid Pond Preserve provides a place for the public to access a beautiful piece of land on the Pemaquid River watershed’s largest lake,” said PWA Executive Director Jennifer Hicks. “PWA feels very lucky to have another opportunity to protect wildlife habitat and water quality for the community.”
PWA extends appreciation to all the volunteers who have worked to get the preserve ready for public use. PWA also thanks the Stock-Moody family for its confidence in PWA to steward Pemaquid Pond Preserve.
The event is open to the public and people can arrive by land or by water (GPS coordinates are 44.021966, -69.447512). Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited. The Pemaquid Pond Preserve parking area is located on Turner Road in Bremen, approximately 1.5 miles from Route 32 and 1.2 miles from Biscay Road. A Google map of the preserve is available at pemaquidwatershed.org/land-2/preserves-trails.
The Pemaquid Watershed Association is a volunteer-based, membership-supported nonprofit organization that has been conserving the natural resources of the Pemaquid Peninsula since 1966. For more information, go to pemaquidwatershed.org.