Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

PRESS ADVISORY: Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the Nature Loop Trail at Hawkes Preserve and Great Falls School in Gorham at Thursday Press Conference

Contact: Rachelle Curran (207) 400-7154

WHEN: Thursday October 22, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Great Falls School, 73 Justice Way Gorham (off Route 237)

WHAT: The Presumpscot Regional Land Trust will announce the grand opening of the new nature loop trail, with ribbon cutting, on the Hawkes Preserve adjacent to the Great Falls Elementary School in Gorham. The ribbon cutting is the culmination of a four-year collaboration that mobilized over 70 volunteers in donating hundreds of hours of time to build the trail. Following the press conference, nearly 100 students will go on the inaugural hike of the loop trail.

WHO WILL SPEAK: Gorham State Representative Linda Sanborn, Presumpscot Regional Land Trust Board Member Don Wescott, Great Falls Elementary School Principal Becky Fortier, Great Falls Elementary School Student.

BACKGROUND: The Presumpscot Regional Land Trust is a non-profit that conserves lands and provides public access to families, and future generations, to have the room to play outside, to hike and bike through the forest and along the rivers, and to enjoy the fruits of local working farms in six towns connected by the Presumpscot River Watershed: Gorham, Gray, Sebago, Standish, Westbrook and Windham. The Presumpscot Regional Land Trust has conserved over 1,000 acres of land and has 6 public access preserves with trails that are free and open to the public. Learn more at www.prlt.org.