OAKLAND — The Oakland Public Library will host a talk and presentation on the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail project at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30. The presenter, Paul Johnson, of Oakland, is a retired Inland Fisheries and Game biologist who worked in the Greenville area and knows the trail first hand. The trail consists of Wabanaki canoe routes in the Kennebec and Penobscot drainage areas. The routes were used by Thoreau in his explorations of Maine in the 1800s.

The project’s goal is to ensure permanent availability of a traditional Maine woods experience to those who wish to trace Thoreau’s journeys and experience landscapes that shaped his views.

Paul Johnson represents the Maine Woods Forever which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the legacy of Maine’s forests and woodlands and supporting the stewardship and responsible uses of our forests and woodlands.

For more information, call the library at 465-7533.

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