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April 12, 2013.  Five members and officers of the Great Pond Mountain Trust traveled to the HiddenValleyNatureCenter in Jefferson, Maine. Sponsored by HVNC, professional trail builder Steve Spencer worked in collaboration with members of the Maine Forest Service to present the basics of habitat-friendly trail building. Participants in the seminar were presented with a detailed power point presentation, a tasty hot lunch, and, despite the wintery weather, an extensive tour of the trails – including a 240-foot bog boardwalk.By all accounts, much information was shared and much was learned by all involved. Special thanks to Sarah Levine, Brian Keegstra, Paul Lebow, Geo Atwood, and John Wedin for representing the Trust at this seminar.

HVNC-SeminarPicsMore about Hidden ValleyNatureCenter. Located in Jefferson, HVNC is a community based and supported non-profit organization with 800 acres of diverse habitat, many small ponds and vernal pools, miles of trails, and a range of low-impact sustainable forestry projects. It is dedicated to providing nature based educational and non-motorized recreational opportunities to the community throughout the year. Winter camping is available at the Yurt, Hermit Hut, 2 Dog Hut or two pond-side campsites. New supporters and visitors are always welcome. For more information:   www.facebook.com/hvncfun

In this unprecedented time, we hope you find solace and renewal in the Wildlands, our 4500-acre preserve in Orland.

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