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Conservation Commissions & TOP to Showcase Thetford Hill State Park: June 3

Do You Know What’s in Your Backyard?

Come find out on Sunday, June 3, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Thetford Hill State Forest.

The Thetford & West Fairlee Conservation Commissions will be offering a series of outings this summer and fall to shine a light on the rich display of nature we have in our public access lands right here in these two neighboring communities.  Our first outing is a collaboration with The Outdoor Program (“TOP”) at Thetford Academy, which has used the State Forest as its classroom this past year.

Please join Scott Ellis, the Thetford Outdoor Program Coordinator, for a 1.5 mile loop hike on the wonderful trails of the State Forest which will showcase TOP’s student accomplishments: designing and building interpretive tree signs, mapping and creating new trails, laying out a state forest timeline trail, opening up views, tapping sugar maples and the raising of a 20ft yurt. Participants will learn about trees, the history of the state park, have a tour of the new yurt and outdoor classroom space, and share natural history knowledge along the way.

As with all of our community events and outings, simple refreshments will be served and there will be a chance to mingle with your neighbors. Hope to see you there!

We will meet at Thetford Academy on the quad a little before 2:30 p.m.

Happily sponsored by the Thetford & West Fairlee Conservation Commissions.



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