BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust will hold workshops this spring on Global Positioning System basics, an introduction to Google Earth, and chainsaw training and maintenance.
KELT staff member Chris Cabot will teach the basics of using GPS at the land trust’s office, 92 Front St., from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 5. Following an indoor orientation, participants will head to the Thorne Head Preserve to use the devices, some of which will be available for loan. The event is free, and registration is required by April 2.
A two-part training session on the use of Google Earth will be held at the Patten Free Library community room, 33 Summer St., on Saturday, April 12. A lecture-style presentation, run by Craig Snapp, will run from 10 a.m.-noon, followed by a hands-on workshop from 1-3:30 p.m. Registration is required by April 9, and the program is free.
Wrapping up the series is a class on chainsaw use, maintenance and safety, which will be held at the Sewall Woods Preserve on Whiskeag Road, near High Street, on Saturday, May 31. Wood cutter and logger John Cullen will run the 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. session.
The rain date for the $35 event is June 1, and registration is required by May 28.
Volunteers with the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust practice using Global Positioning System units at the Thorne Head Preserve in Bath. GPS for Beginners is one of three stewardship workshops the land trust is offering this spring.