Just in time for boating season, the dock at Dodge Point has been installed for the summer. The dock is open for public use and is a popular spot for picnics or to reach the hiking trails by boat.
Volunteers and staff from Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust remove the dock each fall and reinstall it in the spring to provide easy access to the preserve by boat. Coastal Rivers co-manages Dodge Point Preserve, which is owned by the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL).
Visitors to the dock may notice the pier is looking sturdier than it did last year. BPL representatives and Coastal Rivers volunteers and staff worked together to replace the rotting pier supports last October.
Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, formerly Damariscotta River Association and Pemaquid Watershed Association, is a non-profit, membership supported, and nationally accredited land trust and conservation organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of the greater Pemaquid peninsula and Damariscotta River region.
Coastal Rivers has active programs in the areas of land conservation, stewardship, community education, water quality monitoring, marine conservation, and cultural preservation.