the evolving forest ecosystem, its hidden history, and possible futures

Family Fun Walk at Gibson Preserve, Searsmont

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SEARSMONT — Georges River Land Trust will present a Family Fun Walk on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Gibson Preserve, in Searsmont. 

This event is part of Georges River Land Trust’s Walks and Talks series, programs about local resources that are open and free to the public.

Kathleen Dunckel, professor in landscape ecology and forested ecosystems at Unity College, will lead a guided walk through the Gibson Preserve, opening participants’ eyes to the evolving forest ecosystem, its hidden history, and possible futures.

“Forested ecosystems occupy a special place in our psyche and in our evolutionary past,” said GRLT, in a news release. “They often elicit a sense of awe and peace, linking us with our tree-dwelling ancestors. Forested ecosystems are home to a myriad of species and supply ecosystem services that are an integral component of human society.”

This walk is open for all ages and is offered in partnership with the Searsmont Town Library. The walk will take place rain or shine, so bring appropriate clothes and footwear.

Gibson Preserve located at 637 Woodmans Mill Rd., in Searsmont. Meet in the Preserve parking lot off of Rte. 173 (three miles west of Searsmont) at 10 a.m. OR meet at Searsmont Town Library parking lot to carpool over at 9:45 a.m.


Georges River Land Trust is committed to protecting the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region.

For additional activities and more information, visit or phone (207) 594-5166. 

Event Date: 

Sat, 10/26/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Event Location: 

Gibson Preserve


637 Woodmans Mill Road
Searsmont  Maine
United States