Land Trust Purchases a Remarkable Property

Seacoast Online | January 31 | Deborah McDermott| YORK — If ever there was a case to be made for serendipity, the board and staff of the York Land Trust knows its worth. Due to a series of unforeseen but connected events, the land trust today has a permanent home near the upper reaches of …

Land Trusts Focusing on Universal Access

Portland Press Herald | January 22, 2017| Deirdre Fleming| SCARBOROUGH — When the Scarborough Land Trust surpassed its $2.5 million fundraising goal in an effort to protect the 135-acre farm on Pleasant Hill Road, the land trust stewards wanted to spend the extra $36,000 in a memorable way. So they decided to spend the extra funds …

Conserving More Than a Farm

Seacoast Online | January 11, 2017| WELLS — Great Works Regional Land Trust, the town of Wells, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service have announced that Bill and Anna Spiller, owners and operators of Spiller Farm in Wells, completed a conservation agreement that will permanently preserve their 110-acre farm spanning both …

Photo contest winners capture beauty of York County

Seacoast Online | December 20, 2016 |  YORK COUNTY – From expansive coastal beaches to scenic rocky mountaintops, the MtA2C region is nothing short of photogenic. Thanks to participants of the 2016 MtA2C “Through Your Eyes” photography contest, dozens of beautifully candid scenes from the region have been captured for the public to enjoy. MtA2C …

Grant program will provide more than $2 million for Maine wetlands

Portland Press Herald | December 18, 2016 | Associated Press |  AUGUSTA — Ten communities in Maine will receive more than $2 million from the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program to restore natural habitats such as wetlands. The grant program is part of collaboration among the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, The Nature Conservancy and …

Two Days at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve

National Geographic Ocean Views | December 12, 2016 | Erika Zambello | The Reserve The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) was designated in 1984 and encompasses 1,600 acres of coastal Maine. I had once visited the reserve on a birding trip and was happy to return in September 2016 for a full tour. The Wells …

Kittery Land Trust seeks funds to complete Brave Boat project

Seacoast Online | October 24, 2016 | By Deborah McDermott | KITTERY, Maine – An old logging road snakes its way through the Brave Boat Headwaters Preserve, remnants of a time when skidder and horse traversed forests that in an earlier age were rolling farmland. The site of an old 18th century garrison is plainly …

Tin Smith wins EPA New England award

Seacoast Online | June 18, 2016 | OGUNQUIT, Maine – Tin Smith of Wells, a founding board member and former president of the Great Works Regional Land Trust, recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Environmental Protection Agency’s New England office. The office recognized Smith as “a visionary and tireless leader in environmental protection and …

A natural oasis in heart of the village

Seacoast Online | May 17, 2016 | By Deborah McDermott | YORK, Maine — A transformation is taking place these days in the heart of York Village, as a consortium of town workers, York Public Library trustees, school children, garden club members and York Land Trust employees band together to create a healthy ecosystem and to …

Groups envision trail network linking three preserves in York County

Portland Press Herald | January 31, 2016 | By Deirdre Fleming | SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — As Joe Anderson looked from his map to the forested hill where a small group had hiked to Wednesday, the idea of a future trail interconnecting three preserves suddenly seemed possible. And during this quiet winter walkabout Anderson suddenly grew …

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