Hosted by Maine Women Owning Woodlands, Outdoor Women Lead, and Maine Outdoor School
Saturday, December 16, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm ET
Machias River Preserve & Downtown Machias
Are you interested in learning more about trees and forest stewardship? Join OWL: Outdoor Women Lead for “Forest Stewardship & Sachets” – a day-long event in partnership with Women Owning Woodlands and Maine Outdoor School.
This forest-focused event is an excellent way to brush up on your winter tree ID skills and learn more about forest stewardship. In the morning, we’ll take a hike through the Machias River Preserve to learn how to identify trees and harvest balsam fir tips to create balsam sachets. We will hike on foot or snowshoes, depending on the conditions, and get to know the local trees. You’ll also have the chance to create a simple handcraft that will allow you to soak up the soothing and immune-boosting scent of evergreens.
We’ll return to downtown Machias for a catered lunch and to discuss land stewardship with seasoned professionals, Allyssa Gregory, a Maine Forest Service District Forester, and Sandy Walczyk, Blue Hill Heritage Trust’s Conservation Forester & Lands Manager. You’ll leave with ideas for caring for the land you love, whether it’s a woodlot or a small backyard.
Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to connect with nature and learn more about forest stewardship.