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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

  • Mt Ararat Student Research on the Cathance River Nature Preserve

    Throughout the fall of 2018, Honors Biology students from Mt Ararat High School made weekly visits to the Preserve to conduct research on a range of topics.  Working in 6 small groups, they chose research questions and collected scientific data. Projects included learning about the heath, the river, salamanders, fishless lakes/vernal pools, mammals, and forest

    January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Cathance River Snowshoe/Hike – Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

    Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by joining us for a fun morning winter outing in Topsham at the Cathance River Preserve. We will lead the group on a snowshoe or hike (based on conditions) on the trails at the Preserve. The trails will lead us down to the river where the ice formations can

    February 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm