TALKIN’ TRASH AT THE BEACH

Kids are invited to be creative with trash at a Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 31, rain or shine. Pemaquid Watershed Association’s Keep Pemaquid Peninsula Beautiful (KPPB) Trash Ladies have found lots of “stuff” on the beach. Come help them figure out what’s bad for the beach and what isn’t. Participants will be encouraged to think like a scientist about how long it will take for the trash to biodegrade. Participants also will be encouraged to be artistic and use the beach trash to create something interesting or perhaps even silly or pretty. This workshop is best suited to children ages 4 to 10. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop is free, but participants must pay the Town’s admission fee to the Park.

Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center is a collaboration between the Bristol Parks and Recreation Commission and the Pemaquid Watershed Association, a volunteer-based, membership-supported non-profit organization that has been conserving the natural resources of the Pemaquid Peninsula since 1966. To reach the Center from Damariscotta, take the Bristol Road (State Rte 130) about 12 miles. Take the first right about 50 yards after the Fire Department (and just before Fairwinds Marina formerly Hanna’s Store) onto Snowball Hill Road. Travel 9/10ths of a mile. At the bottom of the hill, on the left, there is a sign for the entrance to Pemaquid Beach Park. Workshop participants should gather in the community room on the right side of the Park pavilion building.

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