UBR's Day of Service is scheduled for Saturday, October 4. Watch for details.
The Board of Directors of UBR has recieved a letter of resignation for personal
reasons from Executive Director James Perry. The Board has accepted the
resignation, effective Aug 29, 2014.
UBR remains committed to servicing the residents of Western Waldo County
with afforadable meeting space, outdoor recreation space, and social
Bangor Daily News Video: One Minute Hike in Triplet Park
Congressman Michaud speaking with local resident and business owner, Greg Rossel of Troy at the Annual Meeting and Promote Yourself event.
Waldo County Trails Initiative Moves Forward
In November and December representatives from six Waldo County organizations and a few private landowners met at the Unity Community Center to develop a plan for a regional footpath network. The group met with Burnham Martin from the National Park Service’s (NPS), Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program, the community assistance arm of the National Park Service.
The meeting was the result of a successful grant written by Unity Barn Raisers. The NPS’s Martin will work with the group for 18 months to develop and oversee implementation of the group’s trail plan for the region. In addition to private landowners the partnership includes: Unity Barn Raisers, Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, Unity College, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance and Maine Farmland Trust.
The plan is to connect trails in Unity with trails on the Unity College campus and trails on property owned by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) in nearby Thorndike. This past fall Jean English of MOFGA worked with a class of Unity College students to plan and build trails on MOFGA’s 320-acre property. The trail would, of course, also cross land belonging to individual landowners.