By Lauren Pickford, Conservation Programs Associate, 7 Lakes Alliance
A full moon brought 50 people to Great Pond boat landing for a spectacular snowshoe across the lake. Just after 5:00pm, the moon rose over the snow covered trees. The crowd naturally split into groups and headed out onto the lake to catch the views. A warm, cloud-filled sunset fell on the west horizon, while the full moon rose to the north-east.
A generous volunteer, groomed three trails on the lake with varying lengths to accommodate different abilities. Most of the group snowshoed to the middle of Great Pond south of Hoyt Island. After the hike, the group went to a volunteer's camp- on Abena Shores- to roast marshmallows and sip hot chocolate around a camp fire. Conserving the lands and waters of the Belgrade Region ensures the future of precious memories like these to be made for years to come.
Thank you to all volunteers who help make events like these possible!