Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association will host a guided walk of the new Trout Brook Preserve Interpretive Trail Saturday, Sept. 20 in Alna. Meet SVCA Programs Manager Lynne Flaccus, at the kiosk (on Rte. 218 north of the Alna store) at 10 a.m. to explore the roughly 1.7 mile trail with educational stops along the way.

The interpretive trail focuses on changes in the landscape and plant and animal species that happen as forests mature. The 126-acre Trout Brook Preserve was part of the Peaslee family farm and evidence of past land use practices can be found throughout the property.

The trail provides many opportunities to explore and all ages are welcome. The walk will last between 1.5 and 2 hours. If the day is nice, you may want to bring a lunch and eat on the banks of Trout Brook after the walk.

SVCA hosts walks, talks, paddles and other educational events free of charge as well as advocates for the health of the river. For more information, call 586-5616 or visit