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2016
$10,000.00

30 Mile River Watershed Association, Mount Vernon

Partnering with Citizen Scientists for Watershed Protection

Support to recruit, train and retain new volunteers for the invasive plant prevention and water quality protection programs.
2016
$15,000.00

Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation, Bath

Storied Lands & Waters: Cultural Resource Assessment and Interpretive Plan for the Allagash Wilderness Waterway

Support for a two-phase initiative to conduct a cultural and historical assessment of the Waterway, and create an interpretive implementation plan for long-term management.
2016
$5,000.00

Andover Village Improvement Society, Andover

Franciscan Land Acquisition

Support for Phase I of a campaign to purchase 34 acres of open space along the Merrimack River in Andover, MA.
2016
$15,000.00

Atlantic Salmon Federation, Brunswick

Sheepscot River Connectivity Project: Phase I

Planning support for improvements to Head Tide, Coopers Mill, and Branch Pond Dams along the Sheepscot River to restore native migratory fish passage.
2016
$4,000.00

Bangor Area Storm Water Group, Orono

Connecting the Flow: Engaging the Public in Stormwater Management in the Penobscot River Watershed

To underwrite and intern and supplies for a collaborative project to engage citizens in stormwater pollution prevention efforts.
2016
$10,000.00

Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Portland

Where to Ride in Maine Online Resource

To develop a free online resource identifying safe, high quality bike routes throughout Maine.
2016
$10,000.00

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay

Discovering Therapeutic Benefits of Co-Farming Seaweed and Shellfish

To advance research linking seaweed aquaculture to improved water quality, and to evaluate its potential in mitigating ocean acidification.
2016
$10,000.00

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, Cape Elizabeth

Great Pond Preserve II

Funding to purchase the 21-acre Great Pond property in Cape Elizabeth, ME, which is comprised of mixed forest and marshland and has a rich wildlife habitat.
2016
$7,200.00

Catamount Trail Association, Burlington

Catamount Trail Section 18 Trail Improvements

Support to partner with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps to make improvements along a challenging 4-mile section of the trail near Lincoln Gap, VT.
2016
$3,000.00

Center For Wildlife, Inc., Cape Neddick

Getting Closer to Bats: Fostering Healthy Communities through Education and Conservation

Support to expand educational programming on native bats and increase community awareness of bats' role in local ecosystems.
2016
$5,000.00

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor

Acadia Scholars Program

Support to pilot a two-year program combining a course of study in natural resource conservation with summer internships at Acadia National Park.
2016
$10,000.00

Conservation Law Foundation - Maine Office, Portland

Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency in Maine

General support for public outreach and advocacy work to incorporate climate change into public policy processes, and educate the public to advance local solutions to climate change.
2016
$3,500.00

Conway Lake Conservation Association, Center Conway

Invasive Species Monitoring

Support to hire a scuba diver in the summer season to monitor for invasive plant species in Conway Lake.
2016
$10,000.00

Dirigo Outdoor Programs dba Outdoor Sport Institute, Caribou

Providing Low-Income Maine Schools with Access to Outdoor Sport

Support for the Healthy Hometowns program, which provides low-cost mountain bike, ski, snowshoe and paddling equipment rentals to Maine schools and communities.
2016
$5,000.00

DREAM Program, Winooski

Purchase of Winter Outdoor Recreational Equipment

To purchase cross-country ski and snowshoe equipment for the Winter Adventure Camp, an outdoor adventure program serving low-income youth ages 5 to 18 in Vermont.
2016
$10,000.00

Eastern Trail Alliance, Saco

Close the Gap

Support to complete a key trail segment from South Portland to Scarborough, resulting in 20 miles of continuous, non-motorized, multi-use corridor stretching from South Portland to downtown Saco.
2016
$5,000.00

Ecology Action Centre, Halifax

Municipal Protection of Coastal Habitat

Support to mobilize citizens to advocate adoption of coastal land use planning bylaws by municipal councils in Nova Scotia.
2016
$10,000.00

Five Rivers Conservation Trust, Concord

Stonehurst Farm Conservation Project

Support to acquire a conservation easement on approximately 200 acres of working farm and forestland in Dunbarton, NH with important linkeage to two other conservation properties.
2016
$5,000.00

Forest Stewards Guild, The - Northeast Region Office, Freeport

Forestry for Maine Birds

To continue the successful forest stewardship programming benefitting forest songbird habitat in partnership with Maine Audubon, the Maine Forest Service and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
2016
$5,000.00

Friends of Baxter State Park, Belfast

Development and Launch of Baxter Youth Conservation Corps

Support to plan and develop a Baxter Youth Conservation Corps which would launch in summer 2017.
2016
$4,000.00

Friends of Stowe Conservation dba Stowe Land Trust, Stowe

Restoring DuMont Meadow: A Community Action & Outreach Project

Support for a three-year demonstration project using community volunteers and non-chemical control methods to control invasive plants on the DuMont Meadow property in Stowe, VT.
2016
$5,000.00

Gedakina, Inc., Bangor

Pathways to Environmental Justice

To underwrite environmental justice and stewardship activities led by Native American youth in their communities.
2016
$5,000.00

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland

Collaborating with Downeast Audubon to Create an Education Coordinator Position

Support to create a shared, full-time Education Coordinator position to deliver environmental education programming to k-12 students and teachers in RSU 25 and on the Blue Hill Peninsula.
2016
$12,000.00

Greater Lovell Land Trust, Center Lovell

Long Meadow Brook Reserve

Support to purchase 90 acres of forestland bordering Long Meadow Brook in Stow, ME and establish a reserve which abutts 92 acres of other conserved lands.
2016
$6,500.00

Green Mountain Club, Inc., Waterbury Center

Long Trail Corridor Boundary Protection Program

Support to send staff and a trail crew to recover boundaries for protected properties along the Long Trail in Jay, VT.
2016
$10,000.00

Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland

Vital Signs: Engaging Maine's Next Generation as Environmental Stewards

Support for a program which engages middle school students as citizen scientists collecting invasive and native species data in a variety of ecosystems.
2016
$10,000.00

Herring Gut Learning Center, Port Clyde

Sea Farm Pound Restoration Project

Support to repair the deteriorating retaining walls of the historic lobster pound, a critical feature of the sustainable aquaculture curriculum for middle school youth.
2016
$5,000.00

Hirundo Wildlife Trust, Orono

Trail for the Senses

Support to build the first 0.15-mile section of a trail designed to engage the four senses, allowing people of all abilities to fully experience wildlife and the outdoors.
2016
$5,000.00

Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, Woodstock

Science Links: Winter Climate Change

Support to create a science-based framework on winter climate change effects on the Northern Forest to set research, policy, and land management priorities among scientists and stakeholders.
2016
$10,000.00

Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, Camden

Pulling Boat Fleet

Support for six new Pulling Boats, the cornerstone of their sea-based expeditionary programming.
2016
$10,000.00

Loon Preservation Committee, Moultonborough

Squam Lake Loon Initiative

Support to test loon eggs for lead contamination, and fund an outreach intern position to educate anglers and the public about new legislation restricting lead tackle.
2016
$10,000.00

Mahoosuc Pathways, Bethel

Oxford County Conservation Corps

Funding to expand the conservation and leadership-based summer job program for at-risk youth to two crews and 20 teen participants in the summer 2016.
2016
$10,005.00

Maine Association of Conservation Districts, Portland

Regional Aquatic Invasives Early Detection & Spread Prevention Network

To provide invasive aquatic species outreach and early detection training to volunteers in York County, ME watersheds and adjacent areas.
2016
$5,000.00

Maine Coast Fisherman's Association, Brunswick

Assessing Ribbon Worm Damage in Coastal Maine and Identifying Solutions

To convene shellfish harvesters, town officials ans scientists to identify causes and solutions to ameliorating the milky ribbon worm in the Gulf of Maine's intertidal zones.
2016
$5,000.00

Maine Conservation Alliance, Augusta

Community Organizing and Leadership Development Pilot

Support for a pilot program in Waldo County to recruit and train citizen activists who will advance conservation policies at a local level.
2016
$10,000.00

Maine Farmland Trust, Belfast

Maine FarmLink Program

Support for a program linking prospective farmers with farm owners selling their land.
2016
$10,000.00

Maine Island Trail Association, Portland

Recruiting the Next Generation of Monitor Skippers

Funding for the Monitor Skippers stewardship program, including the recruitment and training of 10 new Monitor Skipper Apprentices.
2016
$8,000.00

Maine School Administrative District #60, North Berwick

"We Are More Than What We Know" at Mary Hurd Academy

To purchase canoes, a canoe trailer, life jackets and paddles for a program at Mary Hurd Academy which will engage at-risk students in learning through outdoor recreation.
2016
$4,200.00

Maine Wilderness Watershed Trust, Augusta

Pierce Pond Watershed Trails Plan

Support to develop a trail plan to guide future development of the first and only formal hiking trail network in the 10,500-acre Pierce Pond watershed.
2016
$14,900.00

Medomak Valley Land Trust, Waldoboro

Conserving Bens Island in the Medomak River's Eastern Branch

To acquire and protect Bens Island and its 35 acres of upland forest, tidal wetlands and shoreline in Waldoboro, ME.
2016
$5,000.00

Merryspring Nature Center, Camden

Nature Education and Outreach Support

General support for nature-based educational programming for children and adults at the 66-acre nature sanctuary.
2016
$5,000.00

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways, Union

Woods, Water, Wildlife Conservation Action Plan

Support to develop a conservation action plan for the organization's seven-town service region.
2016
$10,000.00

National Wildlife Federation, Montpelier

Increasing Habitat Connectivity and Reducing Animal Mortality from Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions

Support for an ongoing wildlife camera study monitoring wildlife movement via transportation infrastructure in Vermont to inform habitat and connectivity priorities at the local and regional level.
2016
$20,000.00

Natural Resources Council of Maine, Augusta

Protecting and Restoring Maine's Habitats

Support for environmental protection intiatives including fish passage in the Kennebec River, regulating mining pollution, preventing forest habitat fragmentation and protecting Maine Public Reserved Lands.
2016
$20,000.00

Nature Conservancy, Massachusetts Chapter, Boston

Fishing Permit Acquisition - Gulf of Maine Fishery

Support for a permit bank program which acquires fishing permits and leases them to local fishermen who agree to collaborate with scientists researching sustainable fishing practices.
2016
$15,000.00

Nature Conservancy, Vermont Chapter, Montpelier

Schindler Property at White River Ledges

To purchase the 475-acre Schindler property located along the White River in Sharon, VT, an area noted for its habitat and wildlife connectivity and which adjoins two other previously protected properties.
2016
$10,000.00

Nature Trust of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Establishment of Middle Island Preserve

Support to purchase and permanently protect 172 acres of ecologically significant wetlands on Middle Island, an alluvial island located along the St. John River in New Brunswick.
2016
$6,000.00

New Hampshire Audubon, Concord

Alice Bemis Thompson Wildlife Sanctuary Trail Project

Support to make a variety of trail improvements at the Alice Bemis Thompson Sanctuary in Sandwich, NH.
2016
$5,000.00

New Hampshire Public Radio, Inc., Concord

Outside/In

Support for a new, multi-platform radio program and podcast to educate listeners on a broad range of environmental issues.
2016
$10,000.00

Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Inc., Waitsfield

Fielding Community Participation in Stewardship

To support the new Regional Field Coordinator position in increasing recreational trail development and strengthening volunteer programs.
2016
$25,000.00

Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Gloucester

Seafood Market Transformation and Food Justice Program

General support to advance and operationalize the Seafood Market Transformation and Food Justice programs.
2016
$5,000.00

Oxford Hills Community Gardens dba Alan Day Community Garden, Norway

Land Conservation, Remediation and Sanitation

Support for garden land remediation and to connect the classroom building and garden to the town water and septic systems.
2016
$10,000.00

Portland Trails, POrtland

Engaging New Community Conservation Volunteers

Support to recruit and additional 350 volunteers for community conservation and trail projects.
2016
$5,000.00

Presumpscot Regional Land Trust, Gorham

Completing the Sebago to Sea Trail: Collaborative Planning for the Final Five Miles

Planning support for the final section of the 28-mile Sebago to Sea Trail.
2016
$20,000.00

Royal River Conservation Trust, Yarmouth

Royal River Watershed Phase III

To advance conservation and land acquisition opportunities in the Royal River Watershed, particularly in New Gloucester, Durham and Yarmouth, ME.
2016
$5,000.00

Saint Joseph's College, Standish

First Expeditionary Immersion Semester on the Gulf of Maine

Funding to underwrite 35 days of immersive, expeditionary environmental studies for eight students on Popham Beach and the islands of Casco Bay. The experience is part of the Environmental Science Semester, a 10-week semester taking place at 11 sites stretching from Nova Scotia to Wells Estuarine Reserve.
2016
$7,000.00

Sanford Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust, Sanford

Blanchard Environmental Reserve

Support to acquire 79 acres of wetlands, uplands and forest bordering the Sanford Rail Trail in Sanford, ME.
2016
$10,000.00

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor

Engaging the Public in Intertidal Research and Monitoring

Support to coordinate and build staff capacity for a long-term, citizen science ocean acidification monitoring program.
2016
$9,387.00

Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester

Southern New Hampshire University Arboretum

To create 1.5 miles of walkable trails with directional and interpretative signage for a planned outdoor classroom in the University's Arboretum.
2016
$3,440.00

The Good Will-Hinckley Home Association, Hinckley

Inspiring Wonder in the Woods

Funding for environmental education programming which will engage 25 elementary school students and their families through exploration of the trails and forest ecosystems located at the Museum.
2016
$8,000.00

The Maine Lakes Society, Belgrade Lakes

Our Lakes, Our Future: Strengthening Lake Associations for Healthy Maine Lakes and Communities

To bolster outreach and engagement among the 140 member associations by hiring an outreach intern to enhance their social media, web and print activities.
2016
$7,500.00

Town of Harpswell, Harpswell

Natural Resource Managament Plan for Mitchell Field

To hire an environmental consultant and develop a natural resource and invasive species management plan for the 120 acres of forest, fields and shoreline comprising Mitchell Field in Harpswell, ME.
2016
$10,000.00

Two Countries, One Forest Inc., Toronto, Ontario

Reducing the Impact of Roads on Wildlife Connectivity

Support to conserve and restore wildlife corridors across the Northern Appalachians by institutionalizing habitat connectivity in transportation agency planning.
2016
$5,000.00

University of Maine, Orono

Conifer Phenology in Changing Climates

Support for a research study of conifer tree phenology to better understand how tree species will respond to climate change.
2016
$7,000.00

Vermont Center for Ecostudies, Norwich

GIS Model Development to Identify Amphibian Road-Crossing Hotspots

To use GIS modeling to identify and rank areas where roads interfere with seasonal movements of frogs and salamanders in the northern sector of the Green Mountain National Forest.
2016
$2,000.00

Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences, Quechee

VINS Avian Rehabilitation Fund

Support for the Avian Rehabilitation program
2016
$10,000.00

Vermont Natural Resources Council, Montpelier

Maintaining Wildlife Connectivity and Intact Forests in Vermont

To provide technical expertise to towns and regional planning commissions in implementing Act 171 legislation, which protects intact forest blocks and promotes wildlife connectivity.
2016
$5,000.00

Vermont River Conservancy, Montpelier

Rikert River Access and Habitat Protection

Support to purchase a conservation and public access easement on 10.1 acres of land located at the mouth of Broad Brook and the White River in Sharon, VT.
2016
$6,000.00

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Inc., Richmond

Protecting Habitat, Training Youth in Conservation

Support for the youth trail crews to complete conservation projects in Bethel, Monkton, and Dummerston, VT.
2016
$10,000.00

Waldo County Trails Coalition, Unity

Hills to Sea Trail

Capacity-building support to complete the Hills to Sea Trail, a 45-mile footpath connecting Unity to Belfast, ME.
2016
$10,000.00

Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway

Noyes Mountain (land acquisition)

Support to purchase the 1,500 foot summit and surrounding 295 acres of Noyes Mountain in Greenwood, ME.
2016
$5,000.00

Women's Health Resource Library, Milbridge

The Main Street Field Preserve Garden and Park

To underwrite landscape architect services for the 4.6-acre multi-use Maine Street Field Preserve located in Milbridge, ME.
2016
$5,000.00

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust, Forest City

East Grand Highlands Hiking Trails: Phase 1 & 2

Support for Phase I & 2: to establish a trail system and 2.5 miles of easy to moderate hiking trails in the area surrounding East Grand Lake and Sucker Lake in Maine.
2016
$10,000.00

Worromontogus Lake Association, Augusta

Togus Fish Passage Access Area

To build an access road, parking lot and utility shed pad at Togus Dam, the proposed site of a fish passage intended to reintroduce alewives to Togus Pond.
2015
$5,000

Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, Bethlehem

Clean Water Healthy Trout

Support to conduct site assessments and produce a StreamSmart landowner best practices booklet.
2015
$5,000

Bangor Land Trust, Bangor

Bangor IS Wildlife Habitat!

Support to create maps, trail guides and social media postings to encourage trail use, stewardship and membership.
2015
$10,000

Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance, Belgrade Lakes

Kennebec Highlands - Kimball Pond

Support to purchase 278 acres adjacent to the Kennebec Highlands preserve in Belgrade Lakes, ME.
2015
$5,000

Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative, Bethel

Collaborative Planning for Outdoor Recreation and Conservation

A collaborative project to plan a community trails network.
2015
$5,000

Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Blue Hill

Morgan Bay Conservation Land Addition

To support the purchase of an additional 48-acres of conservation lands in Surry, Maine.
2015
$10,000

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Brunswick

Head of Tide Park Direnzo Addition

Support to purchase 7 acres along the Cathance River as an addition to the Head of Tide Park.
2015
$10,000

Chocorua Lake Conservancy, Chocorua

Stewardship Coordinator

Support to hire and equip a Stewardship Coordinator to administer more than 100 conservation covenants and easements.
2015
$5,000

Coastal Enterprises, Inc., Portland

Maine Scallop Spat Collection Demonstration Project

Funding to launch a volunteer initiative with the Maine fishing industry to demonstrate wild scallop and mussel seed collection and promote sustainable shellfish aquaculture in the Gulf of Maine.
2015
$15,000

Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Camden

Round the Mountain Collaboration: Mirror Lake Easement

To purchase a conservation easement on 891 acres of land in and around the Mirror Lake watershed in Camden, Rockport and Hope, ME.
2015
$5,000

Cobscook Community Learning Center, Trescott

Outdoor Education, Recreation and Conservation Programming

Support to update expedition gear and to deliver outdoor education and recreation programs to youth from Washington County, ME.
2015
$5,000

Connecticut River Watershed Council, Greenfield

Bissell Brook Fish Habitat, Bank Stabilization, and Trail Protection

Support to implement planned improvements to Bissell Brook, a cold water refuge for brook trout in Stratford, NH.
2015
$15,000

Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream

West Grand Lake Community Forest Project

Support for the final phase of the capital campaign to purchase 21,700 acres of forestland in Grand Lake Stream, ME.
2015
$10,000

Downeast Salmon Federation, Columbia Falls

East Machias Aquatic Research Center Completion

Support for the third and final construction phase and audio-visual equipment for the aquatic research center.
2015
$25,000

Falmouth Conservation Trust dba Falmouth Land Trust, Falmouth

Hurricane Valley Farm Campaign

Support to purchase 62 acres of working farmland in West Falmouth, ME.
2015
$10,000

Five Rivers Conservation Trust, Concord

Stonehurst Farm Conservation Project

Support to acquire a conservation easement on approximately 200 acres of working farm and forestland in Dunbarton, NH with important linkage to two other conservation properties.
2015
$20,000

Forest Society of Maine, Bangor

Gulf Hagas - Pleasant River

Support to purchase and steward 18,000 acres of forestland, rivers and mountains along the Appalachian Trail corridor in central Maine.
2015
$5,000

Fort Williams Charitable Foundation, Cape Elizabeth

Cliff Walk Landscape Project

Support to improve the Cliff Walk Landscape with two new trail networks, four new destination areas, invasive plant removal and interpretive signage.
2015
$20,000

Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Hancock

Restore Tidal Falls

Support to purchase and revitalize 2.7 acres of land and shorefront adjacent to the existing Tidal Falls preserve in Hancock, ME.
2015
$15,000

Friends of Casco Bay, South Portland

Charting Our Course: Exploring the Effects of Climate Change in Casco Bay

To expand the Water Quality Monitoring Program to include more extensive, real-time data collection, increased numbers of volunteer stewards, and a new bay-wide day of volunteer action.
2015
$10,000

Friends of Messalonskee Lake, Oakland

Messalonskee Lake Habitat Protection Project

Support to survey and remove invasive plants from the Messalonskee Lake system in Belgrade, ME.
2015
$10,000

Friends of Quarry Road, Fairfield

Trail Enhancement to Improve Public Use

Support to construct a footpath from the River Trail to the Messalonskee Stream.
2015
$5,000

Friends of Sears Island, Searsport

Sears Island Stewardship Land Management Plan

Support to develop a community-based stewardship plan to monitor and protect wildlife, plant diversity and sensitive habitats on the island.
2015
$20,000

Friends of the Presumpscot River, Westbrook

Saccarappa Falls Dam Removal

Support for continuing negotiations on the design and construction of a fish passage at Saccarrappa Falls and subsequent dam removals.
2015
$5,000

Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg

Outdoor Learning and Research Center

Support to purchase 63 acres of forest and farmland, including a barn and house that will become the Outdoor Learning and Research Center for grades 7-12.
2015
$10,000

Georges River Land Trust, Rockland

Anderson Fields

Support to purchase 38 acres of grassland and riverfront property to create a corridor between two river systems.
2015
$7,500

Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock

Salamander Crossing Brigades

Support to expand their citizen science program, which uses trained volunteers to collect data and move migrating amphibians to safety.