CREA thanks Norway Savings Bank, our featured business of the month! The award-winning Norway Savings Bank celebrates 150 years of service, as CREA celebrates our dedicated community partners for all of their support.




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The Cathance River Education Alliance (CREA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to
using the resources of the Cathance River Preserve to educate students, educators, and the public.

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Next Events

  • Fiddleheads and Fronds: Looking at Ferns

    Join Maine Master Naturalist Jeff Pengel to explore the ferns of the Cathance River Nature Preserve. Jeff will emphasize the natural history, ecology, and unique biology of the ferns and allies we encounter. He will also give identification tips for the various species encountered. Be sure to wear comfortable walking/hiking gear. Cameras welcome! Jeff Pengel

    June 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Water: What it Has to Teach Us

    Fascinating under-water creatures surround us. CREA (Cathance River Education Alliance) and Ferda Farms, LLC team up in a mother-and-son presentation — both are dedicated to preserving our local waterways and using them to teach.  Pat (Friedman) Bobker will share amazing facts about the fresh water component of CREA’s beloved enviro-classes for kids K-8 and grownups

    June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm