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Mahoosuc Land Trust Nears Goal in Campaign for Step Falls
Step Falls Aerial View
The campaign to raise $60,000 to restore and maintain the Step Falls Preserve has gained enthusiastic support from the western Maine community. With a June 1st goal for completion, donations are arriving daily. This support is a clear indication of people’s love for this popular waterfall.
By June, contractors will begin work on an upgraded and efficient parking lot, a carefully reconstructed trail, and clear signage and boundary markings. A stewardship group of volunteers will monitor the property throughout the summer.
The Mahoosuc Land Trust is cooperating with local residents in caring for this heavily used Preserve. By establishing expectations of awareness of natural assets, family-friendly recreation, thoughtful stewardship and respect for neighboring private landowners, the Land Trust plans to protect the local treasure that is Step Falls.
Saturday, June 1, 2013 10 AM Celebrate Black and White Trail Opening at Rumford Whitecap on the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®
Hikers will meet at the Black Mountain Ski Lodge parking lot at 10 AM. Bring water, sun and insect protection, and hiking/rain gear. This moderately strenuous hike will take us over Black Mountain to the valley between Black and Rumford Whitecap where hikers will be treated to a noon cookout.
Those who wish to continue on the Black and White Trail over Rumford Whitecap to the East Andover Trailhead will be provided with van shuttles back to Black Mountain.
Please register with the Mahoosuc Land Trust at 207 824 3806 or email@example.com for planning of lunch and transport.
• 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