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Supporting Outdoor Activities in our Communities

September 8, 2021 8:25 am Comments Off on Supporting Outdoor Activities in our Communities

Volunteers at the Kennebunk Land Trust help install "You Are Here" signs.

Team Hancock has partnered with local organizations to help support outdoor activities in our communities.

Earlier this summer our Kennebunk lumberyard made a donation to the Kennebunk Land Trust. Our team donated material so their organization could create posts to hang their “You Are Here” signs at the Alewive Woods Preserve. Volunteers on the stewardship committee installed the signs, completely plumb and level we might add! The Kennebunk Land Trust members hope these signs help visitors navigate the preserve easier and create a better overall experience. Home to wildflowers in the spring and perfect blueberry picking spots in the summer, this 2.5-mile trail is a treasure for the surrounding communities to enjoy.

Trail staircaseForty miles up Route 1. Hancock Lumber’s Yarmouth team also donated lumber, this time to the Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust (CCLT). Their group is working to construct a brand new trail that will give access to forest, ocean, and meadow habitats, all in one 1.5-mile walk. A crew from the Maine Conservation Corps helped build the new bridges and get them installed on the trail.

“CCLT is very grateful for Hancock Lumber’s donation of materials,” says CCLT Executive Director Chris Cabot. “We are using them to construct bridges, boardwalks, and steps on the new Spears Hill Trail at Broad Cove. It is exciting to think that these structures will be used by our community for many years, and support from Hancock greatly benefitted the project.”

New CCLT trail bridge

Team Hancock is proud to support our local communities and the various groups who are creating spaces for outdoor activities. And, Hancock Land Company owns and manages its own timberlands that are open to the public for recreational activities. Years ago we re-launched our public access to Jugtown Forest placing kiosks at parking areas, installing trail signs, and digitizing the trail map for the 5,000 acres that spans Casco, Naples, and Otisfield. You can learn more about Hancock Lumber’s Jugtown Forest and its outdoor activities online.

 

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