4 days ago
Maine Trails CoalitionHappy World Wildlife Day! This year MTC would like to highlight the importance of keeping wildlife in mind while trail planning. #worldwildlifeday #WWD2021
“No matter how carefully we tread and no matter how much we desire to “leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures”— building trails can affect wildlife. By entering an area, we may change the ecology of a system that is complex and frequently hard to understand. Sometimes the effects of building and using a trail are minor and fleeting. Other times they may be more substantial and long-lasting.”
Additionally, as the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy notes, ““greenways and trails help preserve important natural landscapes, provide needed links between fragmented habitats and offer tremendous opportunities for protecting plant and animal species. They also can be useful tools for wetland preservation and the improvement of air and water quality. In addition, they can allow humans to experience nature with minimal environmental impact.”
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Some graffiti looks kinda cool, but ANYWHERE IN NATURE IS NOT THE PLACE FOR IT. Super stoked these kids think so too. ... See MoreSee Less
NEW STORYWALK ALERT!
A new winter tale has been installed on the Storywalk. Just in time to enjoy @BiddefordWinterWeek!
Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! by Rebecca Rule is now available!
Thank you for all of our volunteers and to McArthur Public Library for your continue support of Storywalk! Heart of Biddeford ... See MoreSee Less
My kids and I love these! Thanks for everything you all do!!
it cold at Clifford park to walk their i love to read that book to grandkids so is library open to take book out again
So looking forward to bringing my grandson who just loves to read!
McArthur Library will be at the park this Saturday, February 20th to celebrate #WinterWeek and celebrate the installation of the new Storywalk. We will have hot cocoa (and coffee for bigs), treats for the trail and special surprise give-aways. Join us from 11 AM - 2 PM or whenever the cocoa runs out.
One of the first initiatives Friends of Clifford Park is taking with the Woodard & Curran Foundation grant money is getting local youth involved! The kids participating in Apex Youth Connection's Trek2Connect program have noticed several graffiti sites and have helped FoCP in the past by cleaning up the tagging. To support their stewardship of the park, Heart of Biddeford Director Delilah Poupore and FoCP member Joe McKenney presented them with a graffiti cleaning kit. Picture are Delilah Poupore executive Director of Heart of Biddeford, Rebecca Cote, Trek2Connect Program Manager and Trek2Connect youth Caleb Wert, John Gaudet and Robert Stetson. Will Attwater and Ryan Quimby are not pictured. Heart of Biddeford City Government Biddeford MaineApex Youth Connection, Biddeford Recreation Department Saco Bay News Woodard & Curran Foundation ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for your support of Apex Youth and their service to their community. Stewardship of amazing resources like Clifford Park AND engaged, involved youth -- a win-win!
I’ve tried graffiti removers and I think Taginator works best. I’m saying this in case there are problems removing the graffiti.
Lisa Poirier Edstrom
4 weeks ago
Clifford Park is one of our favorite places to hike. Help us preserve its magic for generations to come by sticking to the established trails and roads. It’s just one of the ways we can all .#LookOutForME ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago
Hey! I was at the park with my 1yo daughter the other day and was wondering if there's any way a fence could be put up around the playground area. The low wooden railing or whatever you want to call it between the playground and the busy street doesn't seem like a very effective barrier...yes, I know we parents need to watch our kids but it would be nice to have the area fully fenced in so we don't have to be quite so stressed out following the younger ones around as they play and explore! I also know that one of the local child care centers often brings groups of preschoolers to the park and I am sure it would make life a little easier for their teachers as well. ... See MoreSee Less
5 months ago
Apex Youth Connection kids form the Trek2Connect program adopted a section of the park that was tagged with graffiti. We spent some time last week removing some and cleaning up illegal fire pits. Our kids use this park frequently and I'm super proud of them to step up to the plate and care for Biddeford's back yard! ... See MoreSee Less
9 months ago
Seen in Clifford Park today! ... See MoreSee Less
This patch had 5, not sure I got them all in my pic.
I found two on my ride last Sunday!