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July 2019

The Rocks of Fort Williams Park

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106 United States
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SPPL welcomes Professor Mark Swanson for a photographic tour through the rocks and geologic structures exposed at Fort Williams Park and the Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on Tuesday, July 16th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. The rocks at this popular coastal park display a long 400 million year history of folding, stretching, shearing, fracturing, veining, dike intrusion and erosion long before being submerged beneath the ocean, buried by glacial sediment and then uplifted to where…

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9th Annual Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 United States
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Buy your tickets today! Ocean views, ornamental trees and shrubs, native plants, woodlands, raised beds, stone work, historical homes, and more – this self-guided tour of 8 private gardens promises to be one of the best! Register at the Children's Garden in Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Fort Williams Park, a non-profit organization whose Ecology Project controls damaging invasive plants and establishes sustainable plant communities at the Park. Finished sites support wildlife and provide natural…

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August 2019

Native Plant Tour with Heather McCargo, Founder of Wild Seed Project

August 27 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 United States
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Join Heather McCargo, founder of Wild Seed Project, for a tour of native plants at Fort Williams Park.  Learn about the native plants in the Gardens and ways you can incorporate them into your own landscape. Tickets: $10 at Wild Seed Project.  

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September 2019

Cliff Trail – Restoring the Ecology of a Park

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 United States
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Join James McCain for a walk to view the progress made to remove invasive species and restore native plant communities to this popular trail along the cliffs at Fort Williams Park. James is the former executive director and ecology project manager of the park and wrote about this restoration project in this years volume of Wild Seed. Andrea Southworth, the new project manager will be joining the walk for a beautiful and interactive look at the amazing transformation of a…

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October 2019

Fort Williams Park Walking Tour

October 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 United States
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Join longtime Cape Elizabeth resident and Historical Preservation Society member, Jim Rowe on a guided walking tour of Fort Williams Park. Two hour tour will focus on the three distinct historical aspects of Fort Williams Park; the Fort itself, Portland Head Light and the Goddard Mansion ruin.

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