Protected Landscapes of Southern Maine: Branch Brook Watershed
A 1-mile walk offered by the Branch Brook Watershed Coalition to learn about the watershed, its plants and animals, and threats posed to water quality due to erosion and human activities.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-251-9851.
- General Admission: Free
This program will not be held at the Wells Reserve. See program description for exact location.
Join a 1-mile walk beginning on Maguire Road on the Kennebunk Plains to learn about severe erosion caused by off-road vehicles and efforts to restore the area and its vital habitats. We will view the area up close while discussing the watershed, its plants and animals, and threats posed to water quality due to erosion and human activities.
This walk is offered by the Branch Brook Watershed Coalition and led by Paul Dest, Wells Reserve; Justin Richardson, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Wells Water District; and Bill Coggin, Central Maine Power.
The Branch Brook watershed is one of the most pristine watersheds in southern Maine. Located in Wells, Kennebunk, and Sanford, it encompasses 8,112 acres and provides drinking water to over 100,000 residents and visitors. Land within the watershed has been protected by organizations including Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, KKW Water District, The Nature Conservancy, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Wells Reserve.