Deer Isle is a spectacular island community of 24,000 acres and 112 miles of shoreline, comprising the towns of Deer Isle and Stonington and outlying islands.

The Island Heritage Trust is a non-profit private land trust dedicated to conservation that protects significant open space, scenic areas, wildlife habitats, natural resources, and historic and cultural features that offer public benefit and are essential to the character of the Deer Isle area.

Saturday, June 20th 9-3:30pm

Chainsaw Training

Island Heritage Trust and Dean's Automotive & Small Engines are sponsoring a full day workshop open to everyone from first time chainsaw users to long time chainsaw users. This class will be taught by a Certified Logging Professional Instructor on Saturday, June 20th from 9 3:30 PM in Island Heritage Trust's Barn and at an off-site location. Classroom and field demonstrations will cover proper safety gear, sharpening skills, safe handling, and tree felling/cutting techniques. Participants will have a chance for hands-on experience practicing sharpening and tree felling/cutting skills.

Personal protective equipment is required: chaps, helmet and ear protection, eye protection and steel-toed boots. Dean's will have some loaner gear available (including saws!). No previous experience necessary for this workshop. Cost is $50 and includes lunch.

For more information or to register/reserve loaner gear, contact Marissa at Island Heritage Trust: 348-2455,
Island Heritage Trust is taking its school programs to a whole new level! Read Mike Little's letter to the editor here from the November 21, 2013 Island Ad-Vantages to find out how. More info on the Marine Studies Pathway.
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Martha Bell, IHT Environmental Educator, leads high school students in research of Mill Pond for creation of Mill Pond Nature Guide, as part of Marine Studies Pathway program.

Island Heritage Trust

420 Sunset Road ~ Deer Isle, Maine
Mail: P.O. Box 42 / Deer Isle, ME 04627
Phone: 207-348-2455
FAX: 207-348-2455


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