Reporting Island Visits:
Island reports from Monitor Skippers, Island Adopters and other island visitors are key in informing management decisions and provide valuable data for MITA’s reports to Trail site owners.
To report a visit, Stewards can:
– Submit an Online Island Stewardship Log
– Email observations to firstname.lastname@example.org
– Download and print the Island Stewardship Log, and mail it to 100 Kensington St., Portland ME 04103
– Leave a voice message or send a text to 207-370-8358
If you would like to help us track invasive plants at Trail sites, our one page Invasive Species Identification Sheet can be found here. More comprehensive invasive identification resources can also be found via the Maine Invasive Species Network.
Information for Island Work Day Participants:
– Anyone participating in a MITA organized work day will need to fill out a liability waiver. Doing this online ahead of time will save time on the day of the event. The form only needs to be signed once and will cover subsequent trips.
– Volunteers will be transported to the island(s) by small skiff; volunteers should be physically fit and comfortable climbing in and out of the boat, as well as walking along slick and rocky shorelines.
– In most cases, there are no bathrooms or other facilities on the island or launch ramp.
What to bring on a cleanup or work day:
– PFD (MITA can provide if needed)
– Work or rubber gloves (MITA can provide if needed)
– Lunch & drinking water
– Rain gear & warm layers for the boat ride: even if it is warm and sunny, it can be cooler on the water and rain gear will keep you dry from the boat spray
– Sturdy closed-toed footwear that can get wet; rubber boots with good traction work well
– Sunglasses, hat & sunscreen
– Insect repellent for bugs & ticks