ELLSWORTH ‚Äď The Friends of Green Lake National Fish Hatchery recently received a $1000 grant from the Hancock County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, to support the Ed Hastings Memorial Trail on the 130 acres of federal property located at the Green Lake National Fish Hatchery.
‚ÄúThis grant will allow us to complete Phase I of the trail building including the initial cutting and design of the 3.2 kilometer trail,‚ÄĚ said President of the Friends Group, Barbara Witham. ‚ÄúBesides increasing the educational opportunities in the community with this interpretive trail, the trail will provide a place to get physical activity to improve fitness and mental health.‚ÄĚ
The trail will be built and maintained through the volunteer efforts of the Friends Group as well as other local organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Kids Peace.
The Friends of Green Lake National Fish Hatchery was founded in 2005 to undertake the education and activities to maintain and enhance Atlantic salmon resources and responsible stewardship in the Union River Watershed. The Friends Group serves 550 miles of the Union River Watershed and includes the community of Ellsworth.
For more information about volunteering on the Ed Hastings Memorial Trail Project, contact the Green Lake National Fish Hatchery at 667-9531.
Contact Name: Barbara Witham
Telephone Number: (207)667-6070