Bangor Land Trust is doing our part to help our community stay safe and healthy amidst COVID-19. Physical distancing is crucial to flattening the transmission curve. All in-person programs will be canceled throughout the spring, but our Preserves are open and are a great place to get fresh air and enjoy the pleasure of spring while still practicing distancing. This website has downloadable map. We can use the internet to keep in touch and share the unfolding of spring. Please take photos and send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to our Facebook page.
Check out this link for outdoor learning ideas. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Oj5KDvh4FGd-dftxe0koJmEgzuxPWklYixOWE-wqbcU/edit
TRAIL GUIDELINES FOR SAFETY DURING COVID-19 THREAT
We ask that trail runners yield to walkers, and bikers yield to those on foot. Please stay at least 6 feet from other trail users (other than those in your immediate household) at all times. The Blue Jay Trail on Walden-Parke Preserve will be a one-way counterclockwise loop beginning where the trail divides after the entrance off Tamarack. Signage will be posted soon. We plan to set up one-way loops on our other preserves as well.
We hope that everyone will support this experiment in safe multi-use for BLT trails!
Please save September 13. We are planning to Pedal the Penobscot!. We are working to design a plan that will keep us all healthy! Your suggestions are welcome. Please email us at email@example.com.
Pedal the Penobscot 2020 will be different this year! We want you to be able to be safe and to have fun - keep your distance while going the distance. Get out and ride your bike (in a safe, physically distant way) and share your pictures, videos, and ride-maps here on our event page. On September 13, from 9 am to 12 noon, you will see the Pedal the Penobscot banner at the traditional start line, by High Tide restaurant in Brewer. The 26 mile and 76 mile routes will be marked with paint, sans rest stops. We also invite you to take advantage of the route maps located on this website. (http://www.bangorlandtrust.org/route-maps.html)
To help with physical distancing and to keep riders safe, there will be no official start of the ride; you are encouraged to ride our routes, or to go out and explore your own! Ride as little or as far as you'd like, wherever and whenever you like. Safe riding is a must, with bright colors and helmets. Let family and friends know of your planned route and communicate as you complete your ride. As conditions permit, High Tide will sponsor a finish celebration*. We look forward to seeing your posts, smiling and cycling, from now until our event day of Sunday, September 13th! We want to know about your riding adventures!
Registration fees for Pedal the Penobscot (and its predecessor, Frogs, Logs, and Bogs) have supported Bangor Land Trust since 2007. We’re not requiring registration this year, but we would welcome your donation of $45 to help us take care of Bangor’s Wild Back Yard and advocate for making Bangor more bike-able. Donations can be made here: http://www.bangorlandtrust.org/donatemembership.html.
Riders can also continue to register via Bike Reg here: https://www.bikereg.com/pedal-the-penobscot, and all registration fees will automatically turn into donations for BLT. (Any rider who has already registered will be given the option to receive a full refund, or to change their fee into a donation.)
*Details regarding the celebration at High Tide are being finalized and will be updated soon. Riders who donate $30 or more to Bangor Land Trust will be eligible to join!
News of the Bangor Land Trust office
We're delighted to have Patty Brochu to mastermind the BLT office. She may be doing it from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, so please call 942-1010 to leave a message or get the number to call her directly. I can usually be reached at 947-0637 and will return calls if you leave a message. You can also email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lucy Quimby, BLT President
The office is located at 9 Central Street, Suite 201 in downtown Bangor. We have closed the office and are working from home until it is safe to be back in the office. Always glad to hear from you!
Mailing address is:
PO Box 288
Bangor, Maine 04402
Kestrel boxes that UMaine Construction Engineering students built in 2018 are being installed on our preserves. Cason Snow has taken on the project and installed the first one at West Penjajawoc Grasslands June 1st. Thank you Cason!
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