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On July 26th from 3:00-5:00pm Kevin Doran will lead a Tree Identification Workshop on Sears Island. FOSI will be sponsoring this event with the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Maine Forest Service. Program participants will learn how to identify a wide variety of deciduous trees as well as conifers. Kevin Doran has been a Natural Science Educator for the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Maine Forestry Service, since 1999. His current position as the Natural Science educator entails developing and delivering forest-based programs, workshops, and materials for students, teachers, and natural resource professionals, forest owners, and the general public throughout Maine. Of his position at the forest service, he says, “I feel I have the best job in state government.”

This event is free and open to the public. Sears Island is on Sears Island Road off Route 1 just east of Searsport. Participants should park along the causeway at the end of the road and meet at the kiosk near the island gate by 9:00am. Wear footwear appropriate for walking in the woods and on the beach, and clothing to protect against ticks and the weather. Bring water, a snack, and insect repellent. Please no pets on guided walks. In the event of steady rain, the program will be cancelled. For more information and updates, visit www.waldocountysoilandwater.org or call 855-884-2284.