Updates from The Nature Conservancy in Maine on Preserve Access and Closures
To support public health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak and adhere to state and federal guidelines, The Nature Conservancy in Maine will be restricting activities or access at some TNC preserves as conditions dictate.
Temporary closures and restrictions will be posted at the affected preserves, on this page, and on TNC in Maine’s social media. Please help slow the spread of the virus by respecting all restrictions and closures.
For TNC preserves and other publicly accessible lands that remain open, please abide by these Three Steps for Mainers to Follow Before Heading Outdoors.
CURRENT MAINE RESTRICTIONS AND CLOSURES
· Saco Heath Preserve: Closed to all activities effective April 7, 2020. No visitors permitted.
· Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area: All camping and overnight stays are prohibited effective April 7, 2020. All facilities, including trailhead outhouses are locked.
· St. John Forest Preserve: All camping and overnight stays are prohibited effective April 7, 2020.
This list will be updated regularly.
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