PWA offers educational FUN Watershed Bus Tour. What is a watershed anyway?

On Saturday, May 14, Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) will conduct a tour of the watershed to highlight some of the important properties that are protected by the land trust. After climbing on board a comfortable bus there will be an extensive tour of some of PWA’s properties and projects. The guide will be long time member-volunteer, local historian, and former ocean educator, Phil Averill, who has a great deal of PWA institutional knowledge and knows much about the history of the whole region. There are only 40 seats for this expedition and the cost is $40 per person which includes a delicious box lunch from Deb’s Bristol Diner and a champagne or sparkling cider toast to celebrate PWA’s 50th anniversary.

The journey will begin at 9 a.m. at Country Coach Charters, 145 East Pond Road, in Nobleboro. Participants are asked to car pool there if possible. The highlights of the watershed will be visited along with many of the PWA Preserves, some which are not open to the public yet, and the whole Pemaquid River system with the lovely ponds and river areas. Traveling in the comfort of the bus will make it easy to learn about and experience exactly what a watershed is and how important it is to this region. The focus will be on the land portion of the watershed. This will be explored, following the water from Tobias Pond in Waldoboro, past Duckpuddle and Pemaquid Ponds, down Biscay Pond to the Pemaquid River in Bristol Mills, into Boyd’s Pond and then over the falls into Pemaquid Harbor and out past Fort William Henry to the ocean. Stops will be made along the way to see the various historic and natural sights found in and beside the Pemaquid River.

The Watershed Tour will be a fun way to learn some science, history and more about what PWA does. Plus it will be a great opportunity to experience parts of the region that many may not have had a chance to visit. This narrated tour will be held on May 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event is open to the public, not just to PWA members. Call the PWA office at 563-2196 to purchase tickets and choose your lunch or to get more information.

Since 1966, 50 years ago, Pemaquid Watershed Association has been a member-supported, volunteer-driven non-profit organization. PWA’s mission is to conserve the natural resources of the Pemaquid peninsula through land and water stewardship and education. For more information on PWA, call 207-563-2196.watershedinbrochure

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