Maine Land Trusts

 

The special places in the watershed of the St. George River.

Our own organization, Maine Coastal Habitat Foundation, focuses on the peninsula surrounding Clark Island Road in St. George. We work collaboratively with Georges River Land Trust, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and even The Nature Conservancy.  These are great organizations with great people who share our vision and values.

If you love Maine, and want your children or grandchildren to experience the same wonder and delight you have enjoyed, you should support your local and state land trust.

 

 Maine is a beautiful state, and is quite unlike any other state in the US.  Many people want to move here, and many others want to build a summer home that will give them a view of Maine’s scenery from their living room windows.  The result has been land and real estate development, with a preference for areas that make Maine special.  But if Maine’s scenic areas become studded with housing developments, they will no longer be scenic, and they won’t support the rich wildlife that is part of Maine’s charm and the basis of much of Maine’s tourism industry.

Land trusts serve the people who live in Maine—or come to visit—by protecting property that has particular scenic or habitat value.  They also serve the animals and plants that make Maine their home.  Land trusts sometimes buy or are given land, but they also protect land owned by someone else by holding and administering a conservation easement.  An easement is a legal document that protects land by restricting alterations.  It ensures that future generations can enjoy the land as much as the current generation does, and safeguards the home of future generations of animals and plants who also live here.

The special places in the watershed of the St. George River.

Our own organization, Maine Coastal Habitat Foundation, focuses on the peninsula surrounding Clark Island Road in St. George. We work collaboratively with Georges River Land Trust, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and even The Nature Conservancy.  These are great organizations with great people who share our vision and values.

If you love Maine, and want your children or grandchildren to experience the same wonder and delight you have enjoyed, you should support your local and state land trust.

Georges River Land Trust         www.georgesriver.org

The Nature Conservancy         www.http://www.nature.org/

Maine Coast Heritage Trust     www.mcht.org