Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

Tide pooling at Reid State Park Aug. 6

Join KELT naturalists to explore the intertidal zone and learn about the invasive European green crab
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 8:00am

Meet the many critters that make their home among the rocks, sand, and seaweed on Tuesday, Aug, 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at Reid State Park in Georgetown. The public is invited to join Kennebec Estuary Land Trust staff members and Maine Master Naturalist Volunteers, Becky Kolak and Ruth Indrick, to discover the fascinating, vibrant world of the intertidal zone. This free event is great for families, kids and adults.

Participants will gather at Griffith's Head, in the grassy picnic area between the parking lot and wooden roadway bridge. Activities include hunting for critters in the tide pools hidden along the rocky shoreline and a demonstration on how to spot the differences between common seaweed species. Folks will learn about the invasive European green crab and how it is impacting this tidal habitat and the animals that live there.

The program offered by KELT is free and open to the public. Participants will need to pay the state park entrance fee. This is a light rain or shine event and registration is strongly encouraged at

This event was generously sponsored by the Merrymeeting Bay Trust.

If you would like more information on this topic, contact Becky Kolak at 442-8400 or email