Volunteers who worked on a new trail at the Oak Hill Conservation Area in Fayette are, from left, Brenda Lake, Howard Lake, Tyler Keniston, Dave Fuller, Dan Dwyer, Doug Frantzen, Naomi Lynch, Emily Lamb, Amy Hughes, Alex Fish, Carol Fuller, Rob Peale, Harvey Dinerstein, Ken Laustsen, Martha Nadeau and Jean-Luc Theriault. Submitted photo

Kennebec Land Trust plans to hold a property dedication of the Oak Hill Conservation Area at 5 p.m.  Thursday, Aug. 18, on the Norton Road in Fayette.

It also will be an opportunity to explore a newly-built trail, according to a news release from the Winthrop-based trust.

KLT President Janet Sawyer and Ron Hewett will provide brief comments. Attendees are encouraged to stay for refreshments and a hike on the property.

On Dec. 23, 2021, with the support of Kennebec Land Trust members and supporters, the 120-acre Oak Hill Conservation Area on the Norton Road in Fayette was purchased and permanently protected. In June, an additional 14-acre parcel on the east side of Hales Brook was added to this conservation property.

The conservation project was made possible by the Hewett family, Terry and Michele Briggs, James Dwyer, and many donors.

This summer, stewardship staff, summer interns and volunteers built a new one-mile-long loop trail on the property.

To RSVP and for directions, contact Marie Ring at [email protected] or 207-377-2848.

The Oak Hill Conservation Area, as seen from Echo Lake. Jean-Luc Theriault photo

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