Presumpscot Regional Land Trust has acquired 70 acres of mostly wooded undeveloped land along Mill Brook in Westbrook and has a further 45 acres on offer. These parcels will be open to the public for low impact recreation. A network of snowmobile trails already crosses our property and other trails are in the works. Mill Brook is notable for the annual migration of alewives from Casco Bay to Highland Lake in Falmouth.
To familiarize Westbrook residents and other PRLT members with the alewife migration, PRLT is hosting a speaker on Thursday, April 23rd at 5:30 in the Community Room of the Westbrook Community Center. USM professor Theo Willis will speak on “Alewife Restoration in the Presumpscot Watershed: Citizen Science in Southern Maine,” and will then answer questions. There will be opportunities to observe and help monitor the forthcoming May migration. Light refreshments. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.