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2018
$10,000

30 Mile River Watershed Association, Farmington, ME

Building Our Lake Stewardship Community through Kayaking

Funding to provide opportunities for local youth and families to kayak the lakes, ponds and streams of the 30 Mile River Watershed.

2018
$10,000

American Rivers, Northampton, ME

Restoring Rivers in New Hampshire through Dam Removal

Funding to remove the South Branch Gale River Dam located in the White Mountain National Forest in Bethlehem, New Hampshire.

2018
$15,000

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME

Center for Venture Research for Seafood Solutions

Funding to make seafood safe, develop innovative approaches to mitigating climate and clean water issues, and relieve bottlenecks to growth in Maine aquaculture.

2018
$5,000

Biodiversity Research Institute, Portland, ME

Community Outreach Program and Intern Mentoring at River Point Bird Observatory

Funding for stipends for a 10-month Environmental Steward position, hosted through the Maine Conservation Corps.

2018
$2,250

Blue Hill Public Library, Blue Hill, ME

"Caring for the Shore, and more!": Five youth programs designed to promote stewardship of the Blue Hill Peninsula's shorelands

Funding for a series of five programs serving 150 youth in the summer of 2018.

2018
$5,400

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Nature Moments Video Series: Connecting People to Nature

Funding for a professional videographer to film and edit weekly Nature Moments video series to be posted on the Bowdoin College and Maine Audubon websites and social media.

2018
$15,000

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Brunswick, ME

Cathance River Corridor- Williams Properties

Funding to conserve 4 parcels of land on the Cathance River, totaling 73 acres.

2018
$10,000

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, Cape Elizabeth, ME

Expansion of Robinson Woods Preserve

Funding to purchase 51.9 acres of wetlands, forests, and fields adjacent to the existing Robinson Woods Preserve.

2018
$5,000

Catamount Trail Association, Burlington, ME

Volunteer Program Enhancement

Funding to strengthen volunteer programs with an online reporting platform, training, improving policies, and an annual gathering.

2018
$5,000

Cathance River Education Alliance, Topsham, ME

Enhancing the Ability of K-6 Teachers to Provide Place-based Environmental Education

Funding for teacher development and volunteer training programs.

2018
$10,000

Center For Wildlife, Inc., Cape Neddick, ME

Investing in Wildlife Capital Campaign

Funding to build a new facility.

2018
$10,000

Center for Woodlands Education, Lyme, ME

The Resilient Forest: Stories to Strengthen Community Support for Conservation

Funding to produce four audio stories about people involved in stewardship of the Northern Forest.

2018
$10,000

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, Portland, ME

Museum & Theatre Land Revitalization Project

Funding for the rehabilitation of brownfield land on Thompson's Point to create an outdoor exhibit area.

2018
$3,500

Citizens Organization for Rural Education (CORE), Danforth, ME

East Grand Middle School Camping, Outdoor Learning & Rafting Trip To Chewonki Big Eddy, West Branch of the Penobscot

Funding for an outing for 20 middle school students to Chewonki Big Eddy Campground on the Penobscot River.

2018
$10,000

City of Waterville, Waterville, ME

RiverWalk at Head of Falls

Funding for construction of park to be located on 14 acres of City-owned land on the Kennebec River at Front Street adjacent to Waterville City Hall.

2018
$10,000

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Inc., Boothbay, ME

Developing the CMBG Herbarium – a Growing Resource for Plant Biodiversity Research and Education

Funding to create a modern herbarium facility, including equipment and long-term archival storage.

2018
$10,000

Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Camden, ME

Round the Mountain Collaboration: Trail Construction

Funding for a nine mile trail around Ragged Mountain.

2018
$10,000

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

Testing the Application of Computer Visualization Algorithms in the Process of Individual Photo-Identification of Humpback Whales

Funding to compare the accuracy, efficiency, and time investment of using manual versus automated methods to identify humpback whales.

2018
$15,000

Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, ME

Restoring Maine’s Migratory Fish Population

Funding to remove dams and ensure fish passage in Maine coastal rivers through enforcement of Maine’s 401 water quality certification.

2018
$25,000

Damariscotta River Association, Damariscotta, ME

Pemaquid River Bend

Funding to repay the loan for purchase of a 70 acre property along the Pemaquid River in partnership with Pemaquid Watershed Association.

2018
$10,000

Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education, Beals, ME

Communicating Results of Scientific Research About Causes of Declining Clam Populations in Casco Bay to Inform Shellfish Management Decisions.

Funding to communicate scientific findings regarding the soft-shell clam fishery to Shellfish Committees, clammers, and other decision-makers, and to monitor results.

2018
$10,000

Eastern Trail Alliance, Saco, ME

Blazing the Trail South

Funding to complete the Existing Conditions Survey for 11 off-road trail miles from Kennebunk to Wells.

2018
$11,040

Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, Burlington, ME

Rock Point Pollinator Project

Funding for the creation of a 2.5 acre pollinator meadow and demonstration garden including educational videos and webinars, scientific studies, and a volunteer docent program.

2018
$10,000

Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Hancock, ME

Crossing the Finish Line: Building a Match Pool to Encourage New Gifts and reach our Revitalize Tidal Falls Campaign Goal

Funding for the Revitalize Tidal Falls capital campaign, which includes construction of a new pavilion and education/visitors center.

2018
$10,000

Friends of Baxter State Park, Belfast, ME

Engaging Youth as Environmental Stewards in Baxter State Park

Funding for the Baxter Youth Conservation Corps and the Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership Program.

2018
$15,000

Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods, Kennebunk, ME

Hope Woods Conservation Initiative

Funding to purchase a 72-acre conservation easement on woods, meadows, streams, and trails in the heart of the Kennebunk downtown area in partnership with Kennebunk Land Trust.

2018
$10,000

Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters, Portland, ME

The Katahdin Learning Project

Funding to expand in the third year of the program by hiring a coordinator and investing in the curriculum.

2018
$10,000

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, Richmond, ME

Merrymeeting Bay Aquatic Vegetation and Upland Habitat Changes Over Time

Funding to monitor and assess aquatic vegetation and upland habitat changes in and around the bay.

2018
$10,000

Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, Augusta, ME

Cobbossee Annabessacook Milfoil Project

Funding for invasive aquatic plant removal and detection in Annabessacook and Cobbosseecontee Lake and for outreach to property owners in the five towns surrounding both lakes.

2018
$5,000

Good Will-Hinckley Home Association, Hinckley, ME

Observing Ornithology, to Motivate Curiosity about our Natural World Through Exploring Bird Life

Funding for Observing Ornithology learning experiences in 48 classrooms and environmental study adventures at the L.C. Bates Museum and on trails.

2018
$5,885

Great Works Regional Land Trust, South Berwick, ME

Nurturing Habitat Restoration: Invasive Species Mapping & Control

Funding to map the extent of invasive woody plant species on five Great Works Regional Land Trust properties.

2018
$7,000

Green Mountain Club, Inc., Waterbury Center, ME

Upper Valley Appalachian Trail Open Areas Initiative

Funding for the management and mowing of 12 open areas along the Appalachian Trail in the Upper Valley of Vermont.

2018
$5,000

Green Mountain Conservation Group, Effingham, ME

Water Resources Wonders on the Ossipee River

Funding to create an informative kiosk, build interpretive trails, and host educational events.

2018
$10,000

Gulf of Maine Institute, West Newbury, ME

Bringing Community-Based Stewardship to the Gulf

Funding to develop two pilot community- based stewardship projects, one in Cape Porpoise Maine and a second in Newburyport, MA.

2018
$10,000

Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME

Casco Bay Aquatic Systems Survey

Funding for one intern and scientists, as well as vessel use for the 2018 field season of this 10 year monitoring program.

2018
$9,200

Hurricane Island Foundation, Rockland, ME

Inferring source populations for the Atlantic sea scallop in coastal Maine

Funding for genetic analysis of sea scallop tissue collected through a long-term effort in partnership with local fishermen.

2018
$6,000

Intervale Center, Burlington, ME

Intervale Road Walking Path

Funding to complete the Intervale Road gravel walking path.

2018
$20,000

Land Trust Alliance, Washington, ME

Advancing Community Conservation in Northern New England

Funding to assess opportunities, train leaders and develop tools through a pilot process involving six early-adopter land trusts from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

2018
$20,000

Loon Echo Land Trust, Bridgton, ME

Peabody-Fitch Woods Preserve

Funding to acquire 252 acres of land surrounding the Bridgton Historical Society’s “Narramissic” farm.

2018
$15,000

Loon Preservation Committee, Moultonborough, ME

Measuring Contaminants in Loon Eggs as Indicators of Environmental Quality

Funding to measure contaminants in 6 inviable loon eggs collected from failed nests in New Hampshire.

2018
$10,500

Mahoosuc Land Trust, Bethel, ME

McCoy-Chapman Forest Connectivity Project

Funding for a management plan, trail and parking improvements, stewardship, and repayment of purchase loan.

2018
$10,000

Mahoosuc Pathways, Bethel, ME

Bethel Community Forest: Creating a connected landscape

Funding to purchase and create the 978 acre Bethel Community Forest.

2018
$5,000

Maine Conservation Alliance, Augusta, ME

Securing Maine's Future: A publication outlining investments needed in Conservation, Innovation, and Growth

Funding to create a non-partisan educational publication to engage candidates, policymakers, and the public around Maine's top conservation policy priorities.

2018
$15,000

Maine Farmland Trust, Belfast, ME

Maine Farmland Trust: Protecting a Vital Resource for Maine's Future

Funding for the Farmland Protection program’s goal to protect 15,000 acres between 2015 and 2020.

2018
$13,706

Maine Island Trail Association, Portland, ME

Closing the Gap on Maine’s Bold Coast

Funding to expand to the Bold Coast of eastern Washington County, including communicating boater safety information, formalizing landowner agreements, and strengthening the volunteer network.

2018
$10,000

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME

First Impressions

Funding for ecology areas, natural plantings, and lawns.

2018
$5,000

Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education Foundation, Augusta, ME

Forests of Maine Teachers' Tours

Funding for the 22nd teachers tour of working forests and mills.

2018
$7,176

MapleStone, Acton, ME

The Outdoor Adventure Mobile Classroom Project

Funding to purchase for outdoor recreation equipment.

2018
$7,000

Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, ME

Invasive Species Removal Planning

Funding to develop an invasive plant species removal plan.

2018
$10,000

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways, Union, ME

Capacity Building for Land Protection - Seed Funding

Funding for a new part-time staff person, tools and equipment, and preparation for accreditation - pieces of the organizations Conservation Action Plan (CAP).

2018
$10,000

Mt Ascutney Outdoors, Inc, Brownsville, ME

Building for our Community

Funding to finish the interior of the Ascutney Outdoors Center, purchase furniture and fixtures, a storm water system, and landscape the property.

2018
$15,000

National Wildlife Federation, Reston, ME

Northeast Offshore Wind Energy Program

Funding to support staff time, research, and expenses to protect the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale as offshore wind energy development is advancing along the eastern seaboard.

2018
$20,000

Natural Resources Council of Maine, Augusta, ME

Protecting and Restoring Maine’s Fish and Wildlife Habitat

Funding to restore the endangered Atlantic salmon in the Kennebec River, defeat proposed changes to rules that protect undeveloped lands, and stop the New England Clean Energy Connect project.

2018
$10,000

Nature Conservancy, Vermont Chapter, Montpelier, ME

Accessible Trail and Boardwalk Construction at Raven Ridge Natural Area, Monkton, Vermont

Funding for a boardwalk, trail, and observation deck.

2018
$20,000

New England Forestry Foundation, Littleton, ME

Downeast Woods & Wildlife

Funding to purchase and protect 3,360 acres of forestland along the Dennys River system in Downeast Maine.

2018
$7,500

New Hampshire Audubon, Concord, ME

Monitoring and Management of Bird Species of Conservation Need in the Ossipee Pine Barrens, NH

Funding to monitor Whip-poor-wills, Common Nighthawks and scrubland songbirds, survey vegetation, and use that information to make management recommendations.

2018
$10,000

New Hampshire Public Radio, Inc., Concord, ME

Outside/In

Funding to produce 26 podcast episodes exploring the natural environment.

2018
$16,192

NH Lakes, Concord, ME

NH LAKES LakeSmart Program Pilot

Funding to bring the LakeSmart program, developed in Maine, to New Hampshire to assist homeowners in managing landscapes in ways that protect lake quality.

2018
$10,000

Northeast Wilderness Trust, Montpelier, ME

The Bramhall Preserve: Habitat for Moose, Brook Trout & Mature Forest Birds - Bridgewater Hollow, Vermont

Funding to preserve 350 acres of mature forest featuring towering hardwoods and brook trout habitat.

2018
$12,000

Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Inc., Waitsfield, ME

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Comprehensive Infrastructure Improvement Project

Funding for campsite, river access, and portage trail improvements, focusing on the Clyde River (VT), the Androscoggin River (NH), and Maine’s Flagstaff Lake.

2018
$12,580

NorthWoods Stewardship Center, Island Pond, ME

Community Access: NorthWoods Winter Trails Open to All

Funding for winter trail improvements including bridge renovation, grooming equipment, and a three times per week grooming schedule.

2018
$15,000

Outdoor Sport Institute, Caribou, ME

Building Team OSI for Lasting Change in Maine

Funding for the Teen Athlete Development Program, Community Giveback Program, and Community Coaches Network.

2018
$10,000

Poland Conservation Commission, Poland, ME

Waterhouse Brook Project

Funding to construct a pedestrian bridge over the Waterhouse Brook dam and improve the adjacent park.

2018
$10,000

ReTreeUS, Durham, ME

School Orchard Expansion and Pollinator Habitat Education

Funding to expand 8 existing ReTreeUS orchards in Maine schools and to create and pilot orchard-based pollinator curricula.

2018
$5,000

Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, Unity, ME

Developing a Strategic Conservation Plan for the Lower Sebasticook

Funding for a collaborative effort to develop a conservation vision and strategic conservation plan for the lower Sebasticook.

2018
$5,000

Speaking Up For Us (SUFU), Augusta, ME

Working with Maine’s Land Trusts to Ensure Their Written Materials are Understandable to All

Funding to convert and translate materials into plain language so people of all abilities can understand them.

2018
$7,500

Three Rivers Land Trust, Alfred, ME

Hansen Pond Restoration and Access

Funding to restore the wetlands surrounding Hansen Pond in Acton.

2018
$6,000

Town of Pembroke, Pembroke, ME

Improve Usage at Reversing Falls Park, for the townspeople and tourists, by purchasing 4 concrete picnic tables that are ADA compliant.

Funds will be used for the purchase of concrete picnic tables and benches, freight, and local installation.

2018
$5,000

Trout Unlimited National Office, Arlington, ME

Frost Gully Brook Salter Brook Trout: Frost Gully Brook Dam Removal Feasibility Assessment and Design

Funding for an engineering assessment, permitting, public outreach, and volunteer angler surveys on Casco Bay Tributaries for the Frost Gully Brook Dam Removal.

2018
$10,000

Two Countries, One Forest Inc., Toronto, ME

Supporting Implementation of the New England Governors-Eastern Canadian Premiers Resolution on Ecological Connectivity, Adaptation to Climate Change, and Biodiversity Conservation.

Funding for the Staying Connected Initiative to provide technical support, share best practices, and develop information tools for effective implementation of the NEG-ECP.

2018
$10,000

University of New Hampshire Foundation, Inc., Durham, ME

Community Science Seaweed Monitoring in the Great Bay Estuary

Funding to increase monitoring of seaweed in the Great Bay Estuary through engagement of Coastal Research Volunteers.

2018
$4,000

Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee, ME

Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation Appliance Upgrade

Funding to replace an air conditioner, upright freezer, and industrial washer and dryer.

2018
$7,500

Vermont River Conservancy, Montpelier, ME

Bolton Potholes Swimming Hole Conservation & Management

Funding to purchase the 3.1 acre Bolton Potholes Swimming Hole property and to improve management of the site.

2018
$10,000

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Inc., Richmond, ME

Community Crews Making Vermont Stronger

Funding for program expenses for approximately 300 young people, ages 15-24, to work on 6 to 10 member Crews.

2018
$7,000

Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway, ME

Universally Accessible Langlais Trail for Shepard's Farm Preserve, Norway

Funding to build a 1/4 mile universally accessible trail at that 20-acre Shepard’s Farm Preserve in Norway, featuring six Bernard Langlais sculptures.

2018
$5,000

White Pine Program, York, ME

Wild Child Afterschool! Collaborative

Funding for weekly nature-connection experiences for elementary school-aged youth in the town of Kittery, Maine.

2018
$5,000

Wolfe's Neck Farm Foundation, Freeport, ME

Wolfe's Neck Center Farm Loop Trail

Funding for clearing and repairing 17-18 winter trail damage on the Farm Loop Trail.

2018
$8,079

York County Soil and Water Conservation District, Springvale, ME

Southern Maine Region Aquatic Invasive and Nuisance Species Collaborative Network

Funding to provide invasive and nuisance aquatic species educational outreach activities and spread prevention and early detection training in the York County, ME and adjacent areas.

2017
$10,000

American Friends of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Toronto, ON

Grand Manan Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Funding to permanently protect 343 acres in Grand Manan Migratory Bird Sanctuary, located at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy.
2017
$15,000

Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, MA

Restoring Native Trout Habitat in Maine_s 100-Mile Wilderness

Funding to remove four culverts and replace them with low maintenance, long-lifespan bridges designed to allow water to return to native streambeds.
2017
$10,000

Audubon Vermont, Huntington, VT

Bird-friendly Maple Project: a market approach to forest conservation.

Funding for staff and travel expenses to conduct habitat assessments of participating sugarbushes, train volunteers to conduct bird monitoring, and provide marketing support to producers.
2017
$25,000

Boothbay Region Land Trust, Inc., Boothbay Harbor, ME

Hodgdon Cove Property Acquisition and Improvements

Funding to purchase a 32-acre saltwater farm in Boothbay Harbor and retrofit existing structures to house programing and operations.
2017
$5,000

Catamount Outdoor Family Center Inc., Williston, VT

New Trail Bridges on Catamount Community Forest

Funding to construct 27 trail bridges.
2017
$7,500

Center for Coastal Studies Inc., Provincetown, MA

Marine Animal Disentanglement Response Program

Funding for an emergency field based effort to help marine species from being injured or killed by entanglement in debris and fishing gear.
2017
$5,000

Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust, Chebeague Island, ME

Chebeague Island Trail Project

Funds to support the acquisition of several trail easements on Chebeague Island and stewardship costs for preparing and maintaining the trails.
2017
$7,000

China Region Lakes Alliance, China Village, ME

Increasing the Impact of LakeSmart in Kennebec County

Funding to pilot the LakeSmart water quality protection program on other ponds within the Kennebec River Watershed.
2017
$5,000

Cobscook Community Learning Center, Trescott, ME

Machais River Conservation Camp

Funding for an experiential teambuilding and environmental restoration program for Washington County Youth.
2017
$15,000

Downeast Salmon Federation, Columbia Falls, ME

Support for the Downeast Salmon Federations_ Aquatic Laboratory and Educational Facility

Funding for furniture, equipment and to install an elevator at the East Machias Aquatic Research Facility.
2017
$20,000

Falmouth Conservation Trust dba Falmouth Land Trust, Falmouth, ME

Investing in Capacity for Durable Conservation

Funding to expand community outreach, diversify revenue, and strengthen core processes.
2017
$10,000

Forest Society of Maine, Bangor, ME

The Foundation for the Next Era of North Woods Conservation

Funding to find conservation solutions in three regions of Maine in response to the close of the investment horizon for Timber Investment Management Organizations.
2017
$5,000

Francis Small Heritage Trust, Limerick, ME

Construction of a Wilderness Trail in the Sawyer Mountain Highland Preserve

Funding to construct a 7,000-foot wilderness trail.
2017
$20,000

Friends of Casco Bay, South Portland, ME

Inspiring Volunteers to Protect Casco Bay: Revamping Our Citizen Stewards Program

Funding to develop a volunteer program to collect data and educate the community.
2017
$20,000

Friends of Lower and Middle Lead Mountain Ponds, Hancock, ME

Creating Fish Passage and Protecting Wetland Habitat at Lower Lead Mountain Pond

Funding to reconstruct the deteriorated timber crib dam with a rock ramp fishway.
2017
$15,000

Friends of Messalonskee Lake, Oakland, ME

Milfoil Prevention Program

Funding to expand the Courtesy Boat Inspection Program and Burlap Benthic Barrier Program.
2017
$7,500

Friends of Scarborough Marsh, Scarborough, ME

Phragmites Mapping and Evaluation of Control Options in the Scarborough Marsh

Funding to identify and map areas of the 3200-acre Scarborough Marsh that are overrun with the invasive plant species Phragmites Australis.
2017
$6,750

Friends of Sears Island, Searsport, ME

Children as Citizen Scientists on Sears Island: Creating and Implementing a Place-Based After-School Program

Funding to establish a formal after-school program and develop a place-based curriculum that will incorporate citizen science projects.
2017
$5,000

Friends of the Presumpscot River, Westbrook, ME

Expanding Public Outreach to Educate Local Communities and Connect Them to the Presumpscot River

Funding for communications planning, social media outreach, increased public events, and building more partnerships.
2017
$10,000

Georges River Land Trust, Rockland, ME

Youth Exploration of Nature, Sense of Place and Art! Spring and Summer Day Camp, in collaboration with LEAPS of IMAGINATION

Funding for an eight week spring and summer camp for ages 6-12 at Langlais Sculpture Preserve.
2017
$2,900

Harpswell Invasive Plant Partnership, Harpswell, ME

Reclaiming Public Land through Community Action in 2017

Funding for survey and removal of invasive species, public communications, four on site workshops, an enhanced website, community education, and assistance to landowners interested in tackling invasive species.
2017
$6,000

Holden Land Trust, Holden, ME

The Pocket Fields Trail

Funding to complete a trail system with future connections to contiguous trails in Holden.
2017
$7,000

International Fund for Animal Welfare, Yarmouth Port, MA

Protecting Right Whales from Deadly Ship Strikes in the Gulf of Maine

Funding will support upgrades to improve the functionality of the Whale Alert application.
2017
$5,000

Island Heritage Trust, Deer Isle, ME

Lisa Tolman Wotton Nature Preserve Infrastructure Project

Funding for kiosk, signage, and bridging/boardwalk materials for a new preserve, covering 43 acres on Little Deer Isle.
2017
$5,000

Island Institute, Rockland, ME

Enhancing the Capacity and resilience of Coastal Communities to Build Disaster Preparedness in the Gulf of Maine.

Funding for the Coastal Community Resilience Network - to building civic capacity, facilitate understanding of local environmental and infrastructure risks, and provide technical assistant to address these risks in the face of flooding, storm damage, and other disasters due to sea level rise.
2017
$5,000

Katahdin Tourism Partnership, Sherman, ME

Interpreting Wildlife & Working Forest at River Pond Nature Trails

Funding to develop and install wildlife and working forest interpretive signs and wayfinding signage at the River Pond nature Trails and Observation Area.
2017
$7,000

Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Bath, ME

Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Citizen Science Program

Funding will create a citizen science program for the Kennebec Estuary region to monitor water, wildlife, fish, forests, and climate change.
2017
$5,000

Kennebec Land Trust, Winthrop, ME

Kennebec Land Trust Mount Pisgah Campaign

Funding to purchase an additional 139 acres in the Mount Pisgah Community Conservation Area, build two new trails, and maintain the current trail system and the newly restored native blueberry fields.
2017
$6,500

Lake Winnipesaukee Association, Meredith, NH

Keep Winnipesaukee Clean - Put a Sock in it!

Funding to implement a bilge sock program on Lake Winnipesaukee.
2017
$8,000

Lakes Environmental Association, Bridgton, ME

Sustainable Forests for Community Resiliency

Funding to develop the newly acquired 325-parcel on Highland Lake in Bridgton as a demonstration forest site to highlight sustainable forestry techniques, wildlife habitat, wetland functions, lake protection, education, and recreation.
2017
$10,000

Longfellow Mountains Heritage Trails, Inc., Kingfield, ME

Longfellow Mountains Heritage Trail _ Chain of Ponds

Funding for the Chain of Ponds trail project, which includes 16 water crossings, improved parking, increased capacity for camping, and interpretive signage. This is part of the Heritage Trail project, a 56 mile loop trail from the Canadian Boarder to Kingfield.
2017
$5,000

Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, Newry, ME

Maine Adaptive Outdoor Recreation Programming for Individuals with Blindness/Visual Impairment

Funding for operating support, essential equipment, and volunteer training for the New England Blind and Visibly Impaired Ski Festival and general lesson programs.
2017
$7,000

Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Inc., Portland, ME

Appalachian Trail Ridgerunners

Funding for the Ridgerunner program to provide education at AT hiking destinations and off trail outreach to youth groups.
2017
$4,000

Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust, Portland, ME

Appalachian Trail Landscape Partnership Projects

Funding to support for four conservation projects in Maine: Trillium, White Cap Mountain, Jo-Mary Lands and Redington Forest.
2017
$25,000

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, Stonington, ME

Measuring Localized Groundfish Recovery as an Element of Ecosystem based Fishery Co-Management

Funding for stipends for fisherman to participate in the groundfish hook survey.
2017
$20,000

Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Topsham, ME

Woodward Point Conservation Project

Funding to purchase and maintain as a nature preserve 80 acres in Brunswick on Casco Bay.
2017
$25,000

Maine Huts and Trails, Kingfield, ME

Enhanced Youth Outdoor Environmental Education Programs - inspiring the next generation to value and protect our natural resources

Funding to develop collaborations to enhance quality, extend reach and to create signature youth programs.
2017
$8,000

Maine Natural History Observatory, Gouldsboro, ME

Developing and Field Testing Plant Monitoring Protocols for Maine Islands

Funding to conduct a complete inventory of the plants and develop and test plant monitoring protocols on Halifax Island.
2017
$10,000

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Unity, ME

Enhancing wildlife habitat, recreational trails, and educational activities at the Common Ground Education Center by developing a comprehensive master plan

Funding for a facilitated planning process to create a master plan to guide growth.
2017
$7,500

Maine Outdoor Coalition, ,

Getting the Word out: Expanding Outdoor Activities Awareness Using Maine Trail Finder

Funding to design, implement, and promote a centralized outdoor events calendar.
2017
$10,000

Maine Rivers, Yarmouth, ME

Alewife Restoration Project

Funding to support volunteer efforts to manage and control invasive plant species after the removal of obsolete dams and installing technical fishways at two sites on the China Lake Outlet Stream in Vassalboro.
2017
$20,000

Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, Auburn, ME

Sustainable stewardship for Maine's lakes: Building on a successful five-decade model of citizen lake science

Funding to provide training and certification to 350 new individuals and to finance ongoing recertification and technical support to 1,300 existing citizen lake scientists currently monitoring the health of 450 Maine lakes.
2017
$5,000

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Plymouth, MA

Monitoring the response of Maine's kelp communities to global change

Funding to support strategic planning, educational outreach, travel, and supplies related to monitoring kelp communities in the Gulf of Maine.
2017
$9,500

Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, MA

Improving Habitat for Essex County Coastal Bird islands in the Gulf of Maine

Funding for research and outreach to improve habitat for coastal birds.
2017
$15,000

Midcoast Conservancy, Wiscasset, ME

Sheepscot Headwaters Wildlands Project: Campbell Parcel

Funding to purchase and protect a 290-acre property in the Sheepscot River headwaters region in Waldo County.
2017
$10,000

National Audubon Society, Ithaca, NY

Habitat Restoration for Common and Roseate Terns at Outer Green Island

Funding to hire and support seasonal staff to enhance and restore nesting habitat for Common and Roseate terns.
2017
$10,000

Nature Conservancy, Maine Chapter, Brunswick, ME

Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area improvements, connecting conservation land with the Katahdin community.

Funding for trail work and new outhouses in the Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area (DLWA).
2017
$20,000

Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire Chapter, Concord, NH

The Culvert Challenge: Restoring Rivers and Streams in NH_s Seacoast

Funding for Phase II which will deploy developed protocol, prioritize crossing replacement and restoration projects, identify local partners, and complete conceptual engineering designs.
2017
$10,000

North Haven Conservation Partners, North Haven, ME

Pulpit Harbor Conservation & Access Project

Funding toward the acquisition of 2 acres at the head of Pulpit Harbor.
2017
$15,000

Northern Forest Center, Concord, NH

North Country Mountain Biking For All

Funding to support a collaborative of mountain biking organizations to improve, expand, and promote sustainably-built trail networks.
2017
$5,000

Nova Scotia Nature Trust, Darmouth, NS

Empowering Engagement: Enhancing Volunteerism to Advance Habitat Conservation and Recovery in Nova Scotia

Funding to enhance the Volunteer Property Guardian program, including research, creation of best practices, and recruitment and training.
2017
$10,000

Orono Bog Boardwalk, Orono, ME

Orono Bog Boardwalk Reconstruction Project

Funding to replace the wooden boardwalk with composite decking, aluminum siding, and stainless steal footings.
2017
$6,000

Pemaquid Watershed Association, Damariscotta, ME

PWA Preserve Expansion and Enhancement

Funding to expand their land conservation program, including upgrading trail maps and brochures, developing a regional map, and completing the acquisition of the 13th parcel for preservation on McCurdy Pond.
2017
$10,000

Phippsburg Land Trust, Phippsburg, ME

Morse River Wetlands Conservation Project

Funding to protect 46 acres in Phippsburg through the acquisition of two properties.
2017
$3,982

Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District, Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Families in the Outdoors: Ensuring the Future of Natural Resource Stewardship

Funding to establish new program series, including staff time and program materials.
2017
$10,000

Piscataquog Land Conservancy, New Boston, NH

Proctor Land Conservation Project

Funding to conserve 110 acres in the headwaters of the Piscataquog River.
2017
$5,000

Portland Wheelers, Portland, ME

Purchase of late model, used truck to trailer our trikes, expand our reach, and promote our service.

Funding to purchase a used truck.
2017
$10,000

Putney Mountain Association, Inc., Putney, VT

Putney Mountain West Slope

Funding to acquire and conserve two abutting land parcels, totaling 182 acres, of mixed forest wildlife habitat.
2017
$4,700

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, Oquossoc, ME

Associated Technology Support for Un-Manned Aircraft System for Conservation Land Management

Funding technology to execute an un-manned aircraft system (UAS) for a wide-range of management activities on RLHT conservation lands.
2017
$10,000

Rippleffect, Inc., Portland, ME

Cow Island Environmental Leadership Program

Funding for scholarships for high school students to participate in CELP, with two 12 day sessions for 14 students per session.
2017
$10,000

Saco Valley Land Trust, Saco, ME

Chretian Property Acquisition

Funding to purchase the Chretian Property, a 39 acre parcel contiguous to 226 acres of SVLT property.
2017
$5,000

Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative, Portland, ME

Land Care Initiative

Funding for consulting, training events for users, and staff time to implement the Land Care Initiative tool.
2017
$10,000

Southwest Harbor Conservation Commission, Southwest Harbor, ME

Rhoades Park Redevelopment Plan

Funding to remove old farmhouse, build a small garden barn, and change parking.
2017
$5,000

Squam Lakes Association, Holderness, NH

Investigation and Action Plan for Addressing Modern and Legacy Contaminants in the Squam Watershed

Funding to sample sediment from the lake bottom, survey tributaries, and test for toxic contaminants.
2017
$10,000

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, NH

Wildlife Movements in Natural Communities around Squam Lakes Watershed

Funding to determine wildlife movements on the Science Center's 210 acre property to inform a Forest Management Plan and new educational opportunities.
2017
$10,000

The Conservation Fund, Freeport, ME

The Haynes Project: Conserving Forestland for Salmon, Wildlife and Communities in Coastal Maine

Funding to purchase and protect 18,840 acres in northeastern Maine made up of the Narraguagus parcel, Ellsworth-Surry tract, Edmunds tract, and Cathance tract.
2017
$15,000

The York Land Trust, York, ME

Fuller Forest

Funding to acquire the 220 acre sustainably-managed Fuller Forest in York
2017
$5,000

Thompson Lake Environmental Association, Oxford, ME

Milfoil Management and Eradication in Thompson Lake

Funding for a reclamation dive team, boat operation, and benthic barriers.
2017
$6,200

Town of Manchester, Manchester, ME

Farmland Protection and Access Project in Manchester, Readfield, and Winthrop

Funding to establish the Regional Farmland Work Group to increase the pace and scope of farmland protection and access.
2017
$15,000

Town of Skowhegan, Skowhegan, ME

Run of River Whitewater Recreation Area

Finding for a whitewater play park, expanded trail system, improved fish habitat, boathouse and events center, and riverfront promenade.
2017
$10,000

Trust for Public Land, Montpelier, VT

Rolston Rest: An addition to Green Mountain National Forest

Funding to support acquisition costs, such as survey and title, for the Rolston Rest Conservation Project covering 2,735 acres.
2017
$10,000

Unity College, Unity, ME

Seeing is Understanding: Tracking and Photodocumenting the Declining Wood Turtles of Maine

Funds will cover the cost of the cameras, radio-transmitters, supplies, and salaries to survey Wood Turtle nesting beaches and continue the Wood Turtle radio-telemetry study.
2017
$5,000

University of New England, Biddeford, ME

Ram Island Boat Ramp

Funding to construct a boat ramp to provide access to Ram Island for fieldwork and research.
2017
$8,000

Upper Connecticut River Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, Lancaster, NH

Upper Connecticut River Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area Initiative

Funding to continue, expand, and follow-up on efforts to manage and eradicate invasive plants
2017
$20,000

Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, North Conway, NH

Pine Hill Community Forest Project

Funding to purchase and manage 436 acres in Conway, NH.
2017
$5,000

Upper Valley Trails Alliance, Norwich, NH

Outdoor Odyssey-Upper Valley High School Trail Corps

Funding for a one week trail building experience for 45 young people.
2017
$5,000

Upstream, Gardiner, ME

Alewives Upstream on Cobbossee!

Funding for an engineering report for a structure that alewives can use to bypass Gardiner Paperboard dam on Cobbossee Stream.
2017
$5,000

Vermont Huts Association, Stowe, VT

Chittenden Brook Hut

Funding to assist with the design and building of a year-round hut in central rural Vermont as part of a statewide hut network.
2017
$10,000

Vermont Land Trust, Montpelier, VT

Newbury Town Forest

Funding to help the Town of Newbury acquire two parcels encompassing 635 acres of forestland and wildlife habitat.
2017
$10,000

Wabanaki Cultural Preservation Coalition, Passadumkeag, ME

The Nibezun Project

Funding to conserve sacred lands, waters, and traditions including the purchase of an 85-acre historic ceremonial ground on the Penobscot River.
2017
$5,000

White River Partnership, Inc., S. Royalton, VT

White River Water Trail Stewardship Project

Funding to purchase materials and to engage volunteers in improving recreational access at 10 White River Water Trail sites
2017
$15,000

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

Larval dispersal and recruitment of a noxious marine invasive species in the Gulf of Maine

Funds will be used to build larval traps and fouling panels for sample collection, deploy and recover the samplers, and conduct genetic analysis of D. Vex.
2016
$10,000.00

30 Mile River Watershed Association, Mount Vernon, ME

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, ME

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, MA

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, VT

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, NH

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, ME

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, VT

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, ME

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 , Nova Scotia

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, NH

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, ME

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, ME

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, VT

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, VT

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, VT

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, ME

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, NH

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

"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, ME

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, ME

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 , ME

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, NH

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, VT

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, ME

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, MA

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, VT

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, NB

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, NH

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, NH

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, VT

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, MA

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, NH

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, VT

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, VT

VINS Avian Rehabilitation Fund

Support for the Avian Rehabilitation program
2016
$10,000.00

Vermont Natural Resources Council, Montpelier, VT

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, VT

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, VT

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, NH

Clean Water Healthy Trout

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

Bangor Land Trust, Bangor, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, NH

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, MA

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

Hurricane Valley Farm Campaign

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

Five Rivers Conservation Trust, Concord, NH

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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, NH

Salamander Crossing Brigades

Support to expand their citizen science program, which uses trained volunteers to collect data and move migrating amphibians to safety.
2015
$5,000

Hidden Valley Nature Center, Alna, ME

Growing Recreation and Conservation Networks in the Midcoast

Support to expand the year-round outdoor recreation program through increased community partnerships development, volunteer leadership, and investing in recreational equipment.
2015
$10,000

Hurricane Island Foundation, Rockland, ME

Collaborative Scallop Project

A collaborative project to assess the effectiveness of closed areas in rebuilding scallop populations.
2015
$5,000

International Fund for Animal Welfare, Yarmouth Port, MA

Protecting Right Whales

Support to recode the signal for transmitting right whale detections to ships, due to a governmental code change.
2015
$5,000

Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Bath, ME

Pork Point Agricultural Conservation Easement Project

Support to place an easement on 20.75 acres of agricultural land abutting coastal wetlands on Merrymeeting Bay, ME.
2015
$10,000

Kennebec Land Trust, Winthrop, ME

Conserving Howard Hill

Support to purchase and steward 164 acres of forestland located near the Maine State House.
2015
$15,000

Kennebunk Land Trust, Kennebunk, ME

Webber Hill Road Land Acquisition

Support to acquire and protect 111 acres of upland forest, open fields and wetlands, including a mile of frontage along the Mousam River in Kennebunk, ME.
2015
$10,000

Kingdom Trail Association, East Burke, VT

West Branch Conservation Project

Support to purchase 133 acres of forestland and recreational trails in Lyndon, VT.
2015
$15,000

Kittery Land Trust, Kittery, ME

Brave Boat Headwaters Preserve

Support to create a 160-acre preserve in Kittery, ME connecting adjacent conserved lands with the 800-acre Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.
2015
$5,000

Longfellow Mountains Heritage Trails, Inc., Kingfield, ME

Coburn Gore to Kingfield Trail - Phase 1

Support to connect the trail systems of Coburn Gore and Kingfield, ME; phase 1 of a 3-year initiative to create the first international loop trail in North America.
2015
$10,000

Loon Echo Land Trust, Bridgton, ME

Raymond Community Forest

Support to purchase 350 acres of forestland for recreation, forestry and open space in North Raymond, ME.
2015
$5,000

Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, Newry, ME

Volunteer Training Support

Training and equipment costs to ensure high quality, safe outdoor recreational programming for children and adults with disabilities.
2015
$12,000

Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust, Portland, ME

Redington Forest

Support for pre-acquisition costs to purchase 10,000 acres of forestland in western Maine in partnership with the Department of Defense and Trust for Public Land.
2015
$15,000

Maine Audubon Society, Falmouth, ME

Forestry for Maine Birds

To promote bird-friendly forest management practices through public workshops, a reference guide, three demonstration forests and a citizen scientist protocol.
2015
$4,000

Maine Clammers Association, Freeport, ME

Maine Shellfish Culture & Informational Mailings

Support to produce and distribute two informational newsletters on modern shellfish management methods to the marine stakeholder community.
2015
$10,000

Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Topsham, ME

Erickson Fields Preserve: Nourishing Community

Funding to expand four youth education and community programs at their Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport, Maine.
2015
$25,000

Maine Huts and Trails, Kingfield, ME

Youth Outdoor Education - Phase II

Support to expand the Youth Outdoor Education program through collaborative partnerships, an internship program, and professional program materials.
2015
$7,500

Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education Foundation, Augusta, ME

Holt Forest Community Outreach and 2015-16 Environmental Education Initiatives

Support for an outdoor classroom and forest inventory growth plot on the newly acquired Holt Research Forest, and to continue their environmental educational programs.
2015
$20,000

Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, Auburn, ME

Training and Support of Volunteer Citizen Lake Monitors

Funding to train, certify, and support volunteer citizen scientists who are monitoring approximately 450 lakes throughout Maine.
2015
$3,450

Maine Woods Forever, Oakland, ME

Roundtable and Outreach Project

Support to conduct six educational roundtables over two years and further enhance their outreach activities.
2015
$10,000

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences - Massachusetts, Manomet, MA

Climate Change Preparedness in the Northern Forest

Support to expand the membership and location of the Climate Smart Land Network through workshops, webinars and outreach.
2015
$8,500

Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, MA

Citizen Science for Bird Conservation

Support to train volunteers to monitor migratory birds on Plum Island and Stellwagen Bank Sanctuary, MA.
2015
$5,000

Monadnock Conservancy, Keene, NH

Mountain Brook Reservoir Project

Support to purchase 77 acres of forestland for recreation and sustainable timber harvesting.
2015
$3,475

Mount Vernon Community Partnership Corp., Mount Vernon, ME

Minnehonk Lake Rope Swing Erosion Project

Support to stabilize a steep, eroding slope on the southwest shore of Minnehonk Lake.
2015
$10,000

National Audubon Society, Ithaca, NY

Restoring Habitat for Roseate and Common Terns

Support for a team of resident biologists to create tern nesting habitat and deter predators on Eastern Egg Rock Island, ME.
2015
$4,000

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Silver Spring, MD

Great Shearwater Seabirds as a Sentinel Species

Support to conduct field research of Great Shearwater seabirds to better understand climate change and other human impacts on the Gulf of Maine.
2015
$10,000

Nature Conservancy, Maine Chapter, Brunswick , ME

Trail and Signage Upgrades at Great Wass Island Preserve

Support for multiple upgrades to trails and signage at the Great Wass Island Preserve in Beals, ME.
2015
$15,000

Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire Chapter, Concord, NH

Restoring Coastal Rivers and Streams

Support to develop culvert assessment protocol and to design a demonstration replacement project.
2015
$7,500

New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions, Concord, NH

Creating Partnerships Between Conservation Commissions and Schools and Technical Assistance Program

Support to facilitate partnerships between conservation commissions and schools to carry out needed conservation projects in five New Hampshire towns, and to support the technical assistance program.
2015
$8,000

New Hampshire Lakes Association, Concord, NH

Tools Training for New Hampshire Lakes Stewards

Support to hire a seasonal intern coordinator and use internships to bring more lake stewardship programming into the community.
2015
$15,000

Northern Forest Center, Concord, NH

Advancing Community Forest Ownership

Support to provide technical assistance to community forest projects in Maine and New Hampshire.
2015
$8,000

NorthWoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston, VT

NorthWoods Trails Management

Support for trail management staff and the pre-and-post development work needed to support the Conservation Corps program crews, communities and partners.
2015
$15,000

Penobscot East Resource Center, Stonington, ME

Scallop Model of Adaptive Co-management

Support to develop and implement a model of ecosystem co-management with scientists and fishermen for the scallop industry.
2015
$5,000

Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District, Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Law Farm Community Forest Improvement Project

Support to make a number of improvements to the new community forest, including an entrance sign, kiosk, and trail construction.
2015
$15,000

Piscataquog Land Conservancy, New Boston, NH

Rose Mountain

Support to purchase 189 acres of forestland that includes the summit of Rose Mountain in southern New Hampshire.
2015
$10,000

Pleasant River Wildlife Foundation, Addison, ME

Mansfield Creek Wetlands

Support to acquire and protect an 11.6 acres of coastal wetlands and uplands on Mansfield Creek in Jonesport, ME.
2015
$5,000

Portland Wheelers, Portland, ME

Equipment Purchase

Funding to purchase equipment and provide outdoor recreational experiences to Portland-area citizens living with disabilities.
2015
$5,000

Rippleffect, Inc., Portland, ME

Cow Island Environmental Program - Land-Based

Support to expand the coastal summer program to include year-round, land-based alumni community service days.
2015
$10,000

Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, Newcastle, ME

Conserving the Sheepscot River's Most Important Landscapes

Support to conserve 1,300 acres of forestland in the Ben Brook focus area of midcoast Maine.
2015
$5,000

Somerset County Soil and Water Conservation District, Skowhegan, ME

Agricultural Allies - Making Room for Grassland Birds

To provide public education to citizens of farm communities about sustainable haying practices which protect grassland birds and their habitat.
2015
$10,000

Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire, Exeter, NH

Get Outside: Creating a New Generation of Stewards through Outdoor Recreation

Support to increase public use of five conserved properties with new kiosks, trail signs, trail brochures and maps.
2015
$7,800

Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative, Portland, ME

2016 Summer Associates Program

Support for the 2016 Summer Associates Program, which provides short-term capacity-building support to member organizations through a centralized hub of student associates.
2015
$10,000

The Conservation Fund, Arlington, VA

Rocky Lake Forest

Support to acquire, protect and steward 2,353 acres of woodlands and wetlands comprising the Rocky Lake Forest in Whiting, ME.
2015
$15,000

The York Land Trust, York Harbor, ME

Protecting Habitat for Threatened and Endangered Turtles

Support to purchase two parcels totaling 78 acres as part of the Mount Agamenticus to the Sea Initiative in southern Maine.
2015
$4,000

Thompson Lake Environmental Association, Oxford, ME

Youth Conservation Corps

Support for the summer youth conservation corps to reduce stormwater pollution by resolving erosion problems in the watershed.
2015
$4,000

Three Rivers Land Trust, Acton, ME

Membership Outreach

Support to increase membership through outreach programs, database development and video media.
2015
$1,440

Town of Hampton, Hampton, NH

Conservation Property Monitoring Internship

Funding to hire a student intern who will monitor and report on conservation parcels currently managed by the conservation commission.
2015
$10,000

Town of West Windsor, Brownsville, VT

Ascutney Mountain Conservation Project

Support to partner with the Trust for Public Land and Upper Valley Land Trust to purchase and steward the 469-acre Ascutney Mountain Resort in West Windsor, VT.
2015
$7,500

Trout Unlimited National Office, Arlington, VA

Maine Brook Trout Volunteer Pond and Coastal Streams Survey

Funding to conduct volunteer surveys of remote ponds and coastal streams throughout Maine to inform future conservation and management of brook trout and sea-run brook trout.
2015
$10,000

Trust for Public Land-Vermont, Montpelier, VT

White Mountains to Moosehead Lake Initiative

Support for a multi-year initiative to conserve more than 30,000 acres stretching from Maine's White Mountains to Moosehead Lake.
2015
$5,000

University of New England, Biddeford, ME

Citizen Science Project

Support for the citizen scientist program to study and monitor the endangered shortnose and Atlantic sturgeon.
2015
$5,000

Upper Valley Trails Alliance, Norwich, VT

Outdoor Odyssey - Upper Valley High School Trail Corps

Support for their Outdoor Odyssey program, which recruits students from 15 area high schools as participants in week-long trail crew experiences.
2015
$10,000

Vermont Land Trust, Montpelier, VT

Meccawe Club Forest Lands Conservation Project

Support to purchase 623 acres of forestland in the Meccawe Pond watershed.
2015
$10,000

White River Partnership, Inc., South Royalton, VT

White River Fish Passage Restoration Project

To restore fish passage to 100 miles of cold-water fish habitat on two tributaries to the White River in Vermont.
2015
$3,000

Windham Land Trust, Windham, ME

Improvements to Frog Hollow Farm

Support for several property improvement projects.
2015
$7,500

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

Impacts of Anadromous Herring on Lake Ecosystems

Support for material and supply costs to research the affects of river herring in freshwater lake ecosystems in the Kennebec River watershed.
2015
$15,000

YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston, Auburn, ME

Outdoor Education and Learning Center

Support for trail development and supplies for the creation of a multi-purpose outdoor learning and education center on 93 acres in Auburn, Maine.
2014
$10,000

30 Mile River Watershed Association, Mount Vernon, ME

Watershed Erosion Control Program

Funding for the Youth Conservation Corps and Kennebec County Soil and Water Conservation District to work with municipalities and landowners in correcting erosion and runoff issues.
2014
$10,000

American Friends of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Toronto, ON

Young's Island Acquisition Project

Support to purchase the 84-acre Young's Island located on the coast of Nova Scotia.
2014
$10,000

Audubon Vermont, Huntington, VT

Forest Bird Breeding Habitat

General support to provide bird-friendly forest management assistance, outreach events, and demonstration site workshops.
2014
$6,600

Catamount Trail Association, Burlington, VT

Catamount Trail Section 12 Improvements

Funding to hire the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps to make improvements on 9 miles of trail through hardwood forests.
2014
$5,000

Center for Coastal Studies Inc., Provincetown, MA

Marine Animal Entanglement Response Program

General support for the Center's marine animal entanglement, monitoring, and research programs.
2014
$10,000

Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust, Chebeague Island, ME

Knight's Pond and Blueberry Hill

Support to purchase and steward 215 acres of land to be owned by the towns of Cumberland and North Yarmouth, and to partner with Royal River Conservation Trust to hold the conservation easements.
2014
$10,000

Clifton Climbers Alliance, Bangor, ME

Save Eagle Bluff

Funding to puchase and permanently preserve the recreation area Eagle Bluff and the surrounding 165 acres of land in Clifton, Maine.
2014
$10,000

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Inc., Boothbay, ME

Property Acquisition

Support to purchase a 26-acre parcel of land adjacent to the existing property.
2014
$5,000

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

Humpback Whale Ecology

Funding to add an additional 500 photos of Gulf of Maine humpback whales taken by the public to their catalogue and analyze their migration and feeding locations.
2014
$15,000

Conservation Law Foundation - Maine Office, Portland, ME

River Habitat and Fishery Restoration

General support for fish passage advocacy work to improve anadromous fish habitat in several Maine rivers.
2014
$5,000

Cross Vermont Trail Association, Montpelier, VT

Winooski River Bridge and Two Miles Trail Project

Funding to build a foot bridge over the Winooski River and two miles of new trail.
2014
$20,000

Damariscotta River Association, Damariscotta, ME

Campaign for Crow Island

Funding to purchase the 2.9 acre Crow Island in South Bristol, Maine to be managed for low-impact recreation and education.
2014
$5,000

Friends of Acadia, Bar Harbor, ME

Restoring the Bog in the Wild Gardens

Funding to restore the bog by excavating the basin, creating a natural berm, replanting the native flora, and building a boardwalk.
2014
$10,000

Friends of Baxter State Park, Belfast, ME

Critical Upgrades to Historic Trails

Funding to hire a Maine Conservation Corps Crew to restore and relocate historic trails in Baxter State Park.
2014
$5,000

Friends of Maine's Seabird Islands, Rockland, ME

Coastal Island Invasive Plant Control

Funding to continue invasive plant control on 10 islands to protect bird habitat.
2014
$5,000

Green Mountain Club, Inc., Waterbury Center, VT

Upper Valley Appalachian Trail Open Areas Reclamation

Funding to remove invasive species and reclaim 12 open areas along the Appalachian Trail in Vermont's Upper Valley.
2014
$10,000

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Harpswell, ME

Little Yarmouth Island Project

Support to purchase and protect the 13.2 acre southern half of Little Yarmouth Island in eastern Casco Bay.
2014
$5,000

Island Institute, Rockland, ME

Mapping Marine Ecosystems in Penobscot Bay

Funding to study and map changes to the Penobscot Bay ecosystem caused by various threats and hold a workshop to present the findings. (CR: Convenings were held instead of producing maps.)
2014
$5,000

Lakes Environmental Association, Bridgton, ME

Maine Lake Science Center

Funding to purchase 17 acres and renovate a building to create a science center for lake research and education.
2014
$10,000

Laudholm Trust, Wells , ME

First 100% Solar-Powered Nonprofit in Maine

Matching funds for a NOAA Construction Grant to install additional solar power and become a 100% solar-powered organization.
2014
$4,000

Loon Preservation Committee, Moultonborough, NH

Encouraging Lead-free Fishing Practices

Funding to research lead tackle use to inform the lead-free education and outreach initiative.
2014
$5,000

Mahoosuc Pathways, Bethel, ME

Oxford County Conservation Corps

Funding for a conservation and leadership-based summer job program for at risk youth age 15-17 in partnership with Bryant Pond 4-H Camp.
2014
$10,000

Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Inc., Portland, ME

Appalachian Trail Stewardship: 100-Mile Wilderness

Funding to hire a ridgerunner to teach Leave No Trace ethics and study impact in the Gulf Hagus area and for trail crew work within the 100-Mile Wilderness.
2014
$10,000

Maine Coastal Observing Alliance, Thomaston, ME

Regional Monitoring Project

A collaborative of eight nonprofits to monitor water quality in the Gulf of Maine.
2014
$5,000

Maine Conservation Alliance, Augusta, ME

Trail Map to Prosperity Publication 2015-2020

Funding to update the 2010-2015 Trail Map to Prosperty publication: a five-year action plan for protecting Maine's environment.
2014
$35,000

Maine Farmland Trust, Belfast, ME

Purchased Easement Program

Funding to compensate farmers for placing agricultural conservation easements on their farms.
2014
$10,000

Maine Island Trail Association, Portland, ME

Casco Bay Island Caretaker

Funding to hire a caretaker to steward and manage Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay.
2014
$20,000

Maine Rivers, Yarmouth, ME

China Lake Box Mill Dam Removal

Funding to remove the non-power producing dam at Outlet Stream on China Lake and replace it with a rock fish ramp for alewives (5/24/16: REALLOCATED to work on the Masse Dam component of the China Lake Alewife Restoration Initiative. Board approved at the May 2016 Board meeting. KD)
2014
$2,500

Merrymeeting Community Rowing Association, Brunswick, ME

Androscoggin River Water Street Dock

Funding to install a dock on the Androscoggin River in the Town of Brunswick.
2014
$5,000

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Computer-Based Decision Support Tool

Funding to develop a computer-based decision support tool which will weigh the economic and environmental benefits of planning and management strategies in Frenchman Bay.
2014
$5,000

Nature Conservancy, Massachusetts Chapter, Boston, MA

Conservation in the Gulf of Maine

General support for their sustainable fisheries and coastal habitat restoration programs.
2014
$8,000

Nature Conservancy, Vermont Chapter, Montpelier, VT

Black Mountain Land Acquisition

Funding to purchase 275 acres of land to add to the Black Mountain Natural Area in Dummerston, Vermont.
2014
$5,000

Nature Trust of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

Conservation by Collaboration: Land Acquisition and Stewardship

Funding to partner with the Maliseet and Mi'kmag First Nations to finalize the transfer of two donated properties to the Trust.
2014
$5,000

New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

Atlantic Cod Survival Research and Dissemination

Funding to dissseminate research from a large-scale study on best fish handling practices for the survival of discarded undersized cod.
2014
$5,000

New Hampshire Audubon, Concord, NH

Olive-sided Flycatcher Survey

Funding to survey and produce a distribution map of the Olive-sided Flycatcher, a species of special concern in New Hampshire.
2014
$10,000

New Hampshire Public Radio, Inc., Concord, NH

Exploring New Hampshire's Environment

General support for the radio program that reports on New Hampshire's environmental issues.
2014
$14,500

Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Inc., Waitsfield, VT

Trail Maintainer Training

Funding to expand the volunteer trail maintainer program for the 740-mile canoe trail.
2014
$25,000

Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Gloucester, MA

Seafood Market Transformation

General support to work with colleges and universities to shift their purchasing to local seafood.
2014
$5,000

Old Canada Road Scenic Byway, Inc., Bingham, ME

Forks Area Scenic Trails

Matching funds for a federal grant to create multiple use trails and signage along the woodlands and waterways of Kennebec and Dead Rivers in Forks, Maine.
2014
$50,000

Passamaquoddy Tribe - Pleasant Point Reservation, Perry, ME

Passamaquoddy Marine Lab and Hatchery

Funding to build a marine laboratory and fisheries facility for the Tribe's Sipayik Environmental Department.
2014
$14,800

Phippsburg Land Trust, Phippsburg, ME

Water Awareness in the Kennebec Estuary

Funding to partner with Kennebec Estuary Land Trust to develop a citizen scientist water quality monitoring and public education program.
2014
$5,000

Quebec-Labrador Foundation, Ipswich, MA

Outdoor Careers for Youth

Funding to develop a high school outdoor education and career pilot project in Downeast Maine.
2014
$15,000

Royal River Conservation Trust, Yarmouth, ME

Royal River Water Trail Phase II

General support for the continued conservation and outreach work along the Royal River.
2014
$1,000

Saco Valley Land Trust, Saco, ME

Conservation Easement Baseline Data Update

Funding to perform baseline documentation of the attributes and condition of easement properties to monitor change and inform stewardship.
2014
$5,000

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, ME

Bird Ecology Program Expansion

Support to expand the bird ecology program which includes research, education, and citizen science.
2014
$10,000

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Concord, NH

MacNeil Land Conservation Project

Funding to purchase the 245-acre MacNeil forestland and expand the adjacent Farnsworth Hill Forest.
2014
$5,000

Sudbury Valley Trustees, Sudbury, MA

Tri-Town Landscape Protection Project

Funding to conserve 500 acres of land through purchases and easements in Berlin, Boylston, and Northboro, MA.
2014
$7,000

Teens To Trails, Brunswick, ME

Annual Outing Club Event: Spring Thing!

Funding for the annual outing club event with educational and recreational workshops for students and trip leaders throughout Maine.
2014
$5,000

Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany, NH

Resident Bird Studies

Funding to inventory and study the sanctuary's resident bird species as part of an ongoing monitoring project.
2014
$10,000

Town of Fort Kent, Fort Kent, ME

Fish River Greenway

Matching funds to improve a walking trail that runs along both sides of the Fish River.
2014
$5,000

Trout Unlimited Mollyockett Chapter, Harrison, ME

Veterans' Casting Platforms

Funding to construct two handicap accessible fishing platforms in Sebago Lake Park to honor disabled veterans.
2014
$5,000

Trustees of Reservations, Beverly, MA

Coastal Shorebird Ecology Program

Funding to protect shorebirds through fencing, predator control, and public outreach.
2014
$10,000

Unity College, Unity, ME

Bear Study Program

Funding for equipment for the new bear study program. Students will share findings with the Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to inform bear management decisions.
2014
$7,000

Vermont Center for Ecostudies, Norwich, VT

Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz

Support for the citizen scientist program to track the migration route of the Rusty Blackbird throughout New England as part of a three-year initiative in the US and Canada.
2014
$2,000

Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee, VT

Avian Rehabilitation, Care and Education Programs

General support for the wild bird rehabilitation and education programs.
2014
$10,000

Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway, ME

Roberts Farm Preserve Extension

Funding to purchase a 39 acres of land adjacent to Roberts Farm Preserve and connect to 490 acres of public outdoor recreation land. (Reallocated to purchase a 290-acre parcel around and including Noyes Mountain in Greenwood, ME).
2014
$5,000

Woods Hole Research Center, Inc., Falmouth, MA

Ocean Acidification Conference

Funding to hold a conference to address the climate change threat of ocean acidification in Southern New England.
2014
$11,800

York County Soil and Water Conservation District, Springvale, ME

York County Invasive Aquatic Species Project

Support for their comprehensive invasive species program which includes partnerships, training, outreach, and a symposium.
2013
$10,000

Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation, Bath, ME

Capacity-Building for Support of Allagash Wilderness Waterway

Support for the first full year in operation, 2014, to protect the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.
2013
$5,000

Androscoggin River Watershed Council, Harrison, ME

Improving Native Brook Trout Habitat

Funding to work with off-road vehicle users and state agencies to manage trails to improve brook trout habitat in Northwestern Maine.
2013
$5,000

Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, MA

Recreation Infrastructure in Moosehead Lake Region

Funding to create a trails group, develop maps and signs, promote tourism, and engage 5-10 local teens in a summer stewardship program.
2013
$15,000

Atlantic Salmon Federation, Brunswick, ME

Etna Pond Fishway

Funding to construct a fishway on Souadabscook Stream in Penobscot County, Maine and fully re-connect the watershed to the Gulf.
2013
$15,000

Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance, Belgrade Lakes, ME

Belgrade Wetlands Restoration

Funding to build a diver assisted suction harvester (DASH) and remove invasive species such as loosestrife and milfoil.
2013
$5,000

Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Portland, ME

BikeMaine

General support for the new 7-day overnight BikeMaine tour.
2013
$5,000

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME

The Keller BLOOM Program - 25th Anniversary

Support for the 5-day experiential ocean science program for high school students.
2013
$5,000

Biodiversity Research Institute, Gorham, ME

River Point Wildlife Monitoring

Funding to train volunteers to monitor and expand nest box sites and track Veery migration routes by placing geolocators on the birds.
2013
$4,900

Boothbay Region Land Trust, Inc., Boothbay Harbor, ME

Wayfarer Program

Funding to create an environmentalist docent program and place a docent on 10 properties once/week in the summer to serve as a naturalist for visitors.
2013
$1,000

Carrabec High School, Anson, ME

Carrabec Takes Back the Tap!

Funding to install two water bottle filling stations to reduce plastic water bottle waste.
2013
$3,000

Center For Wildlife, Cape Neddick, ME

Teaching Ecology Through the Eyes of the Wild

Funding to expand the current wildlife program and hire a new environmental educator.
2013
$5,000

City of Bath, Bath, ME

Climate Action Plan Implementation

Funding to hire a private consultant to assess sea level rise impacts and hire a 1-year part-time staff person to implement the action plan.
2013
$10,000

City of Ellsworth, Ellsworth, ME

Knowlton Community Park

A capital campaign to turn a 5.85 acre vacant lot into a public park for open space, recreation and to reduce storm water runoff.
2013
$7,000

City of Westbrook, Westbrook, ME

Suckfish Brook Conservation Area (land acquisition)

Funding for the acquisition of 37 acres of undeveloped land in Westbrook.
2013
$10,000

Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Camden, ME

Bald and Ragged Mountains Campaign: H. Wright (land acquisition)

Funding to purchase a 26-acre forested parcel in the Bald Mountain Preserve of Camden, Maine.
2013
$5,000

Connecticut River Watershed Council, Greenfield, MA

Bank Stabilization and Trail Protection

Funding to hire an engineering firm to design a stabilization mechanisms around Bissell Brook to protect the recreational trail from erosion.
2013
$15,000

Downeast Salmon Federation, Columbia Falls, ME

Headwaters Fisheries Restoration

Funding to build two fishways and other habitat features with the help of students and volunteers.
2013
$5,000

Essex County Greenbelt Association, Inc., Essex, MA

Wheeler Brook Farm Conservation Restriction

Funding to place a conservation easement on the 18-acre Wheeler Brook Farm in Georgetown, MA.
2013
$5,000

Falmouth Conservation Trust, Falmouth, ME

Blackstrap Hill Preserve Trail Improvement Project

Funding to make trail improvements on the Blackstrap Hill Preserve.
2013
$7,500

Flying Pond Improvement Association, Mount Vernon, ME

Flying Pond Watershed Survey

Funding to partner with 30 Mile River Watershed Association and conduct a watershed survey to identify and prioritize soil erosion and phosphorus pollution sites.
2013
$8,000

Forest Guild - Northeast Region Office, Brunswick, ME

Foresters for the Birds

Funding to partner with Audubon to bring Vermont's existing program to Maine to promote forest management that enhances bird habitat.
2013
$10,000

Forest Society of Maine, Bangor, ME

Moosehead-Seboomook Inholding Project (land acquisition)

Funding to purchase an undeveloped 81 acre parcel of land on Moosehead Lake and add it to state public reserve lands.
2013
$7,500

Francestown Land Trust, Inc., Francestown, NH

Brennan Brook Conservation Area (land acquisition)

Funding to purchase 150 acres of forest land and frontage along Brennan Brook.
2013
$5,000

Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Hancock, ME

Study of the Economic Impacts of Conservation in Down East Maine

Support for salary expenses and to hire TPL to conduct a study on the economic impact of conservation in Downeast Maine.
2013
$10,000

Friends of Casco Bay, South Portland, ME

Measuring the Health of Casco Bay

Support to research and report on the health of Casco Bay, organize two public forums, and recruit ambassadors for the Bay.
2013
$10,000

Friends of Quarry Road, Fairfield, ME

Trail Enhancement to Improve Public Use

Funding to install a wheelchair accessible gravel path surface to the remaining 8 km of trail in the recreation area.
2013
$5,000

Friends of Sears Island, Searsport, ME

Expanding Recreational and Educational Use of Sears Island

Funding for an outreach coordinator and public outreach activities.

2013
$2,100

Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park, Gray, ME

Old Growth Pine Forest Restoration

Funding to purchase 30 white pine saplings to plant in the Park's old growth forest.
2013
$10,000

Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail, Concord, NH

Merrimack River Greenway Trail Development-Phase 1

Funding for the design and permitting of a 1.3 mile section of the 15 mile Greenway Trail in Concord, NH.
2013
$2,000

Friends of the North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, VT

Vermont Master Naturalist Program

Support to develop a naturalist program.
2013
$10,000

Friends of the Presumpscot River, South Windham, ME

Saccarappa Dam Fish Passage

Funding to work with Conservation Law Foundation to negotiate the potential transfer of Saccarappa Dam to the City of Westbrook from Sappi and ensure a fish passage.
2013
$10,000

Georges River Tidewater Association, Thomaston, ME

St. George Estuary Water Quality Monitoring Program

Funding to purchase a SONDE device and to continue monitoring the water quality of the St. George Estuary.
2013
$5,000

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, Gloucester, MA

Gloucester Harbor Watch

Funding to create a citizen science monitoring program for youth and adult volunteers to track water quality and climate change.
2013
$10,000

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland, ME

To the Summit Campaign (land acquisition)

Funding for a capital campaign to acquire three properties to add to the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands; includes stewardship, acquisition and capacity-building reserve funds.
2013
$10,000

Great Works Regional Land Trust, South Berwick, ME

North Berwick Farmland Conservation (conservation easement)

Funding to purchase two conservation easements on 140 acres of farm and forest land in North Berwick, ME.
2013
$5,000

Green Mountain Conservation Group, Effingham, NH

Ossipee Watershed Management Plan

Funding for salaries and supplies to determine the causes of higher phosphorus and create a watershed management plan to address the issue.
2013
$5,000

Green Mountain Horse Association, South Woodstock, VT

Trail and Open Space Preservation Program

General support for their trail protection/easement program.
2013
$10,000

Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME

Identification and Modeling of Alewife Stock Structure

Personnel and lab equipment expenses to analyze fish ear bones from 18 river systems to identify unique stocks.
2013
$7,800

Hidden Valley Nature Center, Alna, ME

Sustainable Forestry Education Program

Funding to offer sustainable forest programs and create interpretive signs for the Center's forest.
2013
$2,000

High Peaks Alliance, Strong, ME

People and Wildlife in the High Peaks

Funding for part-time administrative and community organization support for their conservation initiatives.
2013
$10,000

Island Heritage Trust, Deer Isle, ME

Lily Pond Phase II Project (land acquisition)

Funding to purchase 12 acres of land abutting their Lily Pond Beach property and add a pavilion, parking lot, outhouse and playground.
2013
$5,000

Lake Sunapee Protective Association, Sunapee, NH

Beck Brook Stabilization and Restoration

Funding to install an underground StormTech Infiltration System to the asphalt parking lot to prevent stormwater runoff and erosion on Beck Brook.
2013
$10,000

Loon Echo Land Trust, Bridgton, ME

The Perley Mills Community Forest Project

Funding to purchase 1,600 acres of undeveloped land to serve as a public recreational area.
2013
$8,000

Mahoosuc Land Trust, Bethel, ME

Stewardship Monitoring and Public Use Programs

Support to hire an intern to develop the volunteer stewardship training and monitoring program.
2013
$5,000

Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, Newry, ME

Maine Adaptive Winter Equipment Initiative

Funding to purchase adaptive equipment to enable people with disabilities to participate in the organization's winter programs.
2013
$15,000

Maine Audubon Society, Falmouth, ME

Preserving Wild Eastern Brook Trout's Last Stronghold

Support for the collaboration with Trout Unlimited and Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to survey ponds for native brook trout.
2013
$20,000

Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Topsham, ME

Long Point Conservation Project

Funding for short and long-term stewardship fund for the 66-acre Long Point property in Machias Bay.
2013
$7,500

Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education Foundation, Augusta, ME

Environmental Education Outreach

Funding for new initiatives within the high school teacher forest education program and to bring the forest inventory growth project to 500 Portland high school students.
2013
$5,000

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Brunswick, ME

Clear Water Carbon Fund

Funding to work with Androscoggin River Watershed Council to engage people in Bethel in community tree planting projects.
2013
$2,000

Merrimack County Conservation District, Concord, NH

Conservation Days (environmental education)

Funding to develop a one-day outdoor education program for 4th and 5th grade students in eastern Merrimack County.
2013
$3,000

Merryspring, Inc., Camden , ME

Environmental Education Through Facilities Management

Funding to replace the Nature Center's asphalt roof with standing-seam metal roofing.
2013
$5,000

Mount Desert Elementary School, Northeast Harbor, ME

Growing Gardens, Growing Minds

Support for the signage, education materials and planting supplies for the new garden space and educational programs.
2013
$10,000

National Audubon Society, Ithaca, NY

Restoring Roseate and Least Tern Nesting Habitat

Funding to improve nesting habitat at Stratton Island by removing invasive wild radish, and installing a weed barrier and nesting boxes.
2013
$5,000

National Wildlife Federation, Montpelier, VT

Building a Diverse and Stronger Wildlife Constituency

Funding to partner with NH Audubon to engage hunters and anglers in supporting a range of policy issues.
2013
$10,000

Natural Resources Council of Maine, Augusta, ME

Protecting Maine's Watersheds

General support for a public outreach advocacy campaign for environmentally strong mining rules in Maine.
2013
$16,000

Nature Conservancy, Maine Chapter, Brunswick , ME

Flagship Preserves

Funding to make visitor improvements to the 46,271 acre Debsconeag Wilderness Area.
2013
$10,000

Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire Chapter, Concord, NH

Let's Grow Green Hills (land acquisition)

Funding to purchase 1,100 acres of undeveloped land to add to the 4,200 acre Green Hills Preserve.
2013
$1,250

New England Institute for Landscape Ecology, Canaan, NH

Conserving Grassland Bird Habitat

Funding for citizen scientist bird survey field maps for landowner outreach packets on land management for songbird habitat.
2013
$15,000

Nobleboro Historical Society, Nobleboro, ME

Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder Restoration

Funding to complete the fish ladder restoration by deconstructing and reconstructing 14 stone pools in the lowest section.
2013
$15,000

Northern Forest Center, Concord, NH

Advancing Community Forest Ownership

Funding to provide technical assistance to community forest projects in Maine and New Hampshire.
2013
$1,600

Northern Maine Development Commission, Caribou, ME

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Funding to host a one-day household hazardous waste collection event to be held in fall of 2013.
2013
$8,000

NorthWoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston, VT

Kingdom Heritage Lands Unknown Pond Trail

Funding for the conservation corps program to make improvements to the Unknown Pond Trail.
2013
$5,450

Pemaquid Watershed Association, Damariscotta, ME

Developing Plans for Nature Preserves

Consultant and mapping expenses to develop management plans for six preserves open to the public.
2013
$15,000

Penobscot East Resource Center, Stonington, ME

Pilot Ecosystem Management in Eastern Maine

Support to obtain 2014 federal budget funding for collaborative development of an approach to start community-based marine ecosystem management.
2013
$10,000

Portland Trails, Portland, ME

Community Volunteer Engagement

Support for the volunteer management program and to increase volunteers by 1,100 people.
2013
$10,000

Project SHARE, Eastport, ME

Student-Powered Stream Habitat Restoration

Support for SHARE to work with high school and college students to assess the East Machias River watershed in an effort to repair salmon habitat.
2013
$5,000

Rippleffect, Inc., Portland, ME

Cow Island Environmental Leadership Program

Funding to add a second four-week summer outdoor leadership program on Cow Island for high school students.
2013
$10,000

Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire, Exeter, NH

Conserving the John Prescott Chase Farm (land acquisition)

Support to conserve the John Prescott Chase farm/woodlot land by purchasing conservation easements on 189 acres and acquiring 32 acres.
2013
$5,000

Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative, Portland, ME

Stewardship Program Service Package (Oceanside Conservation Trust is fiscal sponsor)

Funding to create a stewardship training and volunteer recruitment service package to offer member land trusts.
2013
$10,000

The Sustainability Lab, Yarmouth, ME

The Semester on Sustainability

Funding to create a 15-week residential and project-based environmental sustainability program.
2013
$7,000

Three Rivers Land Trust, Acton, ME

Trails2Conservation

Funding to convert existing snowmobile trails into year-round trails for non-motorized users and build public awareness.
2013
$2,000

Town of Cornwall, Cornwall, VT

Natural Resources Inventory

Support to hire a consultant to inventory, report, and map the natural resources of the town to inform land management and conservation.
2013
$5,000

Town of Eaton, Eaton, NH

Foss Mountain Trail Rehab

Funding for trail improvements on Foss Mountain Trail.
2013
$2,400

Town of Swan's Island, ME, Swan's Island, ME

Mill Pond Park Shade Trees

Funding to purchase and plant three red maple trees to provide shade in the park.
2013
$5,000

Town of Union, Union, ME

Riverside Park (10/31/13 Reallocation to improve an existing park)

Support to create a public park on 3.5 acres of town-owned land on the Georges River. Reallocated to improve boat access at the existing Ayer Park.
2013
$10,000

Trust for Public Land-Vermont, Montpelier, VT

Partnership for the Green Mountains

Support for the partnership with Green Mountain Club to conserve and steward land in Vermont's Green Mountains.
2013
$5,000

University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Restoration Monitoring of the Presumpscot River

Funding to purchase a fish counter and for summer internships to monitor the Penobscot River restoration in partnership with Casco Bay Estuary Project.
2013
$5,000

Upper Valley Trails Alliance, Norwich, VT

Town and Community Trail Services Expansion

Support to continue assisting local organizations in the 43-town area with trail projects and programs.
2013
$10,000

Vermont Natural Resources Council, Montpelier, VT

Planning Development with Wildlife Habitat in Mind

Support to conduct three conservation planning trainings to real estate and land development professionals.
2013
$5,000

Vermont River Conservancy, Montpelier, VT

Forest Protection and Campsite Development

Funding to purchase a conservation and public access easement for a 14 acre parcel of land on the Connecticut River in VT.
2013
$10,000

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Inc., Richmond, VT

Educating Youth through Conservation

Support for the youth conservation corps program.
2013
$5,400

Viles Arboretum, Augusta, ME

Hike, Learn and Interpret Initiative

Funding to install five new trail kiosks and purchase a botanical labeling machine.
2013
$10,000

Vinalhaven Land Trust, Vinalhaven, ME

Creation of the Tiptoe Mountain Preserve (land acquisition)

Funding for the purchase and stewardship of 40 acres on the Fox Island Thorofare and Crockett Cove.
2013
$5,000

Waban Projects, Inc., Sanford, ME

Commons Environmental Education Center

Funding to renovate a building into the Commons Environmental Center and provide year round environmental programs for developmentally disabled adults and children.
2013
$10,000

Western Mountains Charitable Foundation dba Maine Huts and Trails, Kingfield, ME

Youth Environmental Programs

Funding to develop place-based outdoor learning programs for school and youth groups.
2013
$5,000

Wilderness Guides Outdoor Education Fund, Augusta, ME

Building Capacity for Educational Programming

Funding to hire an executive director to manage the organization and educational programs.
2013
$15,000

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

Fisheries Restoration in Downeast Maine

Funding to research the stable carbon isotopes in groundfish to quantify the consumption and importance of anadromous fish to groundfish recovery.
2012
$10,000

30 Mile River Watershed Association, Mount Vernon, ME

Youth Conservation Corps

Funding for staff, interns, and marketing/website for the watershed protection program.
2012
$5,000

American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts, Seattle, WA

Gulf of Maine Cross Border Conservation (land acquisition)

Funding for transaction costs to accept the donation of a 64 acre parcel of land on Grand Manan Island.
2012
$20,000

Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, Bethlehem, NH

Cooley-Jericho Community Forest (land acquisition)

Funding to purchase 840 acres of forest land in the town of Easton and create the Cooley-Jericho Community Forest.
2012
$10,000

Androscoggin Land Trust, Auburn, ME

Androscoggin Greenway Community Forest (land acquisition)

Funding to purchase and steward 1,226 acres of land in Canton and Jay, Maine.
2012
$6,000

Audubon Vermont, Huntington, VT

Partnering with NRCS

General operating support that will be used as a match for the NRCS federal 'Conservation Innovation Grant', a challenge grant that will provide NRCS-financial incentives for forest landowners.
2012
$10,000

Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, Deerfield, NH

Hinman Pond Conservation Project (land acquisition)

Funding to conserve 470 acres on Hinman Pond, Hooksett, MA with Bear-Paw as the owner and NH Fish and Game holder of the conservation easement.
2012
$15,000

Blue Hill Heritage Truse, Blue Hill, ME

Wallamatogus Great Health Project

To preserve 273 acres of land that includes a major peatland ecosystem.
2012
$10,000

Boothbay Region Land Trust, Inc., Boothbay, ME

Ovens Mouth Preserve Addition

To purchase approximately 19 acres of tehCross RiverFarm that will connect Ovens Mouth west with the eastern peninsula.
2012
$6,600

Catamount Trail Association, Burlington, VT

Catamount Trail Restoration and Improvements

Support to create a Mad River Valley trail crew for summer 2012.
2012
$4,000

Center for Woodlands Education, Corinth, VT

Strengthening Outreach via Digital Platforms

Funding to digitize the magazine and publications, and optimize the website for mobile devices.
2012
$10,000

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Inc., Boothbay, ME

Neonaturalists: Bridging Technology and Outdoor Education

Funding to purchase computer software and internet hosting for the pilot program's first year.
2012
$9,000

Cobscook Bay Resource Center, Eastport, ME

Creating Cobscook Marketing Co-op

Funding for the personnel and legal expenses needed to incorporate a food marketing co-op.
2012
$5,000

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

Habitat Protection and Biodiversity

Funding to continue providing fellowships in Acadia National Park.
2012
$15,000

Conservation Law Foundation - Maine Office, Portland, ME

Advocacy for Maine's Environment

General operating support for legal advocacy regarding environmental law/regulations, anadromous fish, and solid waste issues.
2012
$7,500

Dan Hole Pond Watershed, Center Ossippee, NH

Thurley Forest Project (land acquisition)

Support to pay down the loan made to purchase Thurley Forest, a 220 acre parcel of forestland.
2012
$10,000

Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Machias, ME

The Two Rivers Campaign (land acquisition)

Funding toward a matching grant for the acquisition and stewardship of two properties totaling 1,000 acres.
2012
$20,000

Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream, ME

West Grand Lake Community Forest Project (land acquisition)

Funding toward the capital campaign to acquire the 22,000-acre West Grand Lake Community Forest.
2012
$10,000

Five Rivers Conservation Trust, Concord, NH

Twigg Property (land acquisition)

Funding toward the purchase of four conservation easements.
2012
$8,000

Francis Small Heritage Trust, Limerick, ME

Capacity Building

Funding to hire an executive director.
2012
$5,000

Freeport Conservation Trust, Freeport, ME

Frost Gully Woods Access

Support to purchase an access and parking easement on the 13-acre Frost Gully Woods and create a preserve.
2012
$10,000

Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership, Durham, NH

Coastal Watershed Conservation Plan

Staff salary and expenses to expand and update the conservation plan to include all towns in the watershed.
2012
$10,000

Great Bay Trout Unlimited, Dover, NH

Thompson Brook Fish Passage

Support for phase 2 of the Thompson Brook fish passage and habitat enhancement project.
2012
$5,000

Green Mountain Club, Inc., Waterbury Center, VT

Upper Valley Appalachian Trail Management Program

Support for the trail stewardship program.
2012
$10,000

Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation, Kennebunk, ME

Gear Grab-Shoreline Cleanup

Funding for 5 community shoreline cleanup days, outreach, and an education program and video.
2012
$5,000

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Harpswell, ME

Outreach Campaign

General support to expand outreach over the next three years at which point they will then become self sustainable.
2012
$8,000

Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock, NH

Peterborough Vernal Pool Project

Funding to expand a citizen science project to locate and document vernal pools on private and public land in Peterborough, NH.
2012
$10,000

Island Institute, Rockland, ME

Conserving Fisheries Habitat through Community Mapping

Funding to create maps showing fisheries habitat and ecosystem interactions based on local fishermen's knowledge to share with fisheries managers.
2012
$15,000

Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Bath, ME

Lily Pond Community Forest Project (land acquisition)

Funding to purchase a 146 acre parcel of forest land, the Krejsa Property, and manage it as a community forest.
2012
$5,000

Kennebec Land Trust, Winthrop, ME

Shedd Pond Trails Improvement Project

Support to remediate trail erosion around Shedd Pond in Manchester, Maine, build a trail kiosk, and develop a brochure/map.
2012
$10,000

Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, Cape Porpoise, ME

Batson River Trail

Support to construct a wetlands crossing and trail on the Batson River property.
2012
$3,000

Kingdom Trails Association, East Burke, VT

East Burke Village Community Park Trails

Support to build a kid-friendly bike and hiking trail.
2012
$15,000

Kittery Land Trust, Kittery, ME

Conserving Johnson Family's Rustlewood Farm (land acquisition)

Funding to purchase an agricultural easement on Rustlewood Farm, a 300-acre dairy farm on a tidal stream in Kittery and Eliot Maine.
2012
$10,000

Laudholm Trust, Wells , ME

Securing a New Energy Future

Support to purchase a 35 KW photovoltaic system, prepare an alternative energy options study and develop an education program.
2012
$10,000

Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Inc., Augusta, ME

Environmental Protection on the Appalachian Trail

Funding for two caretakers and a ridgerunner on the Maine AT.
2012
$25,000

Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust, Portland, ME

Crocker Mountain and Orbeton Stream Campaign (land acquisition)

Funding for the fee and acquisition of Crocker Mountain and Orbeton Stream properties campaign.
2012
$10,000

Maine Congress of Lake Associations, Belgrade, ME

LakeSmart Transition Project

Support for salary and web services to transfer the LakeSmart Program from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to MCOLA and continue services.
2012
$5,000

Maine Conservation Alliance, Augusta, ME

Clean Environment, Healthy Economy Initiative

Other to share the stories of natural resource workers to advocate the economic benefit derived from Maine's environment.
2012
$10,000

Maine Island Trail Association, Portland, ME

Reimagining Stewardship for Maine's Wild Islands

Salary support for a full time stewardship manager.
2012
$12,000

Maine Lobstermen's Community Alliance, Kennebunk, ME

Lobster Conservation through Leadership Training (Island Institute is fiscal sponsor)

Start-up funding for the Maine Lobstermen Leadership Institute pilot to recruit and train the next generation of lobster conservation stewards.
2012
$13,000

Maine Milfoil Initiative, Standish, ME

Winning the Milfoil War

Support for the summer internship program.
2012
$5,000

Maine Rivers, Yarmouth, ME

Mousam River Restoration

Funding to survey and report on abiotic and biotic water quality samples at free flowing and impounded (dam) sections of the Mousam River.
2012
$5,000

Medomak Valley Land Trust, Waldoboro, ME

Building Community Stewardship

General support for the stewardship program which includes coastal areas.
2012
$10,000

Monadnock Conservancy, Keene, NH

Implementing the NH Wildlife Action Plan

General support for staff and interns to provide conservation workshops in 3-4 towns.
2012
$5,000

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salsbury Cove, ME

Biodiversity and Sustainable Fisheries (research)

Support to map the biodiversity of species at 8 sites in Frenchman Bay and analyze the the current ecology.
2012
$7,000

Mount Vernon Community Partnership Corp., Mount Vernon, ME

Minnehonk Lake Watershed Survey

Support to conduct a water quality survey on Minnehonk Lake to identify sources of polluted run off.
2012
$10,000

Nature Conservancy, Massachusetts Chapter, Boston, MA

Halibut Tagging Study

Funding for training, supplies, staff time, and fishing quota leases to tag and release Atlantic halibut.
2012
$10,000

Nature Conservancy, Vermont Chapter, Montpelier, VT

Staying Connected Initiative

Staff salary for the four-state collaboration that works together and with towns, citizens and local organizations to reduce forest fragmentation.
2012
$5,000

New England Tropical Conservatory, Bennington, VT

BeaverWalk!

Funding to construct a 75ft boardwalk and 16ft observation platform in the Jewett Brook Wetland.
2012
$5,000

New Hampshire Audubon, Concord, NH

Post-breeding Behavior of Rusty Blackbirds

Support for the third and final-year radio-telemetry study of the Rusty Blackbird in the Northern Forest.
2012
$10,000

Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Inc., Waitsfield, VT

Northern Forest Explorers Youth Crew

Funding for three seasonal interns and to develop a program training manual.
2012
$15,000

Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Gloucester, MA

Fishermen and Health Care Partnership for Marine Protection

General operating support to work with healthcare institutions to map out a process to shift seafood purchasing to at least 50% local within 2 years.
2012
$4,000

Norway Downtown, Norway, ME

Norway Branch Rail Trail Feasibility Study

Support to conduct a feasibility study and determine the best method for turning the railroad into a multi-use trail.
2012
$5,000

Old York Historical Society, York, ME

Tidal Marsh and Shoreline Habitat Restoration

Funding for marsh habitat restoration and trail signage to protect the shoreline from further erosion.
2012
$5,640

Opportunity Center of North Franklin County, Phillips, ME

Toothaker Pond Restoration Project

Support to construct a permanent concrete dam that will annually drawdown water to reduce phosphorus levels.
2012
$15,000

Phippsburg Land Trust, Phippsburg, ME

Conservation of Spirit Pond (land acquisition)

Support for the purchase and stewardship of an 8.39 waterfront parcel on Spirit Pond in Phippsburg.
2012
$10,000

Presumpscot Regional Land Trust, Gorham, ME

Organizational Capacity

Funding to hire their first-ever executive director.
2012
$5,000

Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA

Marine Animal Entanglement Response Program

General support for the Center's marine animal entanglement, monitoring, and research program.
2012
$4,280

Rivendell Trails Association, Fairlee, VT

Cross Rivendell Trail Crew

Support for a summer student trail crew to remove invasive plants from Bald Top Mountain.
2012
$7,500

Royal River Conservation Trust, Yarmouth, ME

Royal River Water Trail

General support to expand the Royal River Water Trail, including land acquisition outreach, trail maps, and dam removal feasibility study.
2012
$3,500

Save Sebago Cove, Naples, ME

Public Channel Does Public Good

Support to operate the Diver Assisted Suction Harvester (DASH) boat to remove milfoil from the Sebago Lake public channel.
2012
$15,000

Scarborough Land Conservation Trust, Scarborough, ME

Warren Woods (land acquisition)

Funding for acquisition and stewardship costs for Warren Woods, a 160-acre parcel in Scarborough, Maine.
2012
$5,000

Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, Newcastle, ME

Sheepscot Awareness: Reaching the Next Generation

Support to develop watershed related workshops, 'Quests' on public trail systems, and extend existing trails.
2012
$5,000

Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine, Augusta, ME

Maintaining Ties to the Land

Funding to develop a handbook and workshops to assist landowners with succession planning.
2012
$5,000

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Concord, NH

Staff and Volunteer Reservation Work Days

Support for staff and volunteer trail and forest stewardship work days in the Society's forests.
2012
$5,000

Sunrise Trail Coalition, Inc., Ellsworth, ME

Trail User Survey and Economic Impact Analysis

Funding to hire Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to conduct a trail user survey.
2012
$5,000

Teens To Trails, Edgecomb, ME

Grants-to-Clubs Program

Funding for the Grant-to-Clubs programs and Outdoor Mentoring Initiative, which makes grants to highschool outing clubs.
2012
$15,000

The Conservation Fund, Arlington, VA

East Grand Watershed Initiative (land acquisition)

Funding for 3-years to cover the costs to conserve and steward 12,013 acres of land at the head of the St. Croix River.
2012
$15,000

The York Land Trust, York Harbor, ME

Acquisition of the Deperrio Property

Funding to puchase a 119 acre parcel that connects to existing conservation land.
2012
$4,000

Thompson Lake Environmental Association, Oxford, ME

Youth Conservation Corps

To support the Youth Conservation Corps' work to solve erosion problems in the Thompson Lake watershed.
2012
$10,000

Town of Orland, Orland, ME

Orland River Dam Alternatives Feasibility Study

Support to conduct a feasibility study to determine the condition of the dam and fish ladder and to assess all options, from repair to removal.
2012
$10,000

Town of Thomaston, Thomaston, ME

Thomaston Town Forest (land acquisition)

Funding to purchase a 10.5 acre parcel that will connect town forest lands and expand hiking trails.
2012
$5,000

Trout Unlimited National Office, Arlington, VA

Upper Connecticut Home Rivers Initiative

Funding to hire seasonal employees and interns to work on stream restoration and fisheries projects in the CT River watershed.
2012
$25,000

Trust for Public Land-Maine, Portland, ME

High Peaks conservation Initiative (collaboration)

To purchase Crocker Mountain and Orbeton Stream, conseravation priorities in the High Peaks area.
2012
$10,000

Trust for Public Land-Vermont, Montpelier, VT

Barre Town Forest (land acquisition)

To purchase 370 acres of former quarry land as an addition to the Barre Town Forest.
2012
$9,076

University of Maine, Orono, ME

Ecophysiology for Maritime Pine Communities

Support for a graduate student to research the ecophysiology of coastal pitch pine communities.
2012
$15,000

University of New Hampshire Foundation, Inc., Durham, NH

Historical DNA of Atlantic Cod (research)

Start-up funding for salary, equipment, and supplies to analyze the historical DNA of Atlantic cod at Turner Farm in Penobscot Bay and use the results to inform management strategies.
2012
$10,000

Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, North Conway, NH

Weston's Rivercroft Farm Project (land acquisition)

Funding to purchase a conservation easement on 170.5 acres of productive farmland in Fryeburg, Maine.
2012
$4,000

Vermont Center for Eco Studies, Norwich, VT

State of Vermont Forest Birds

Funding to analyze and report on 25 years of data to determine population trends and conservation status of VT forest birds.
2012
$2,000

Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee, VT

Avian Rehabilitation, Care and Education Program

Support for the avian rehabilitation, care and education program.
2012
$10,000

Vermont Land Trust, Montpelier, VT

Bolton Valley Nordic Backcountry (land acquisition)

Support to purchase and conserve the 1,161-acre Bolton Valley Nordic and Backcountry property in Bolton, VT.
2012
$15,000

White River Partnership, Inc., South Royalton, VT

Habitat Restoration Project

Funding to extract flood deposited gravel from streams and replace damaged culverts.
2012
$5,000

Wolfe's Neck Farm Foundation, Freeport, ME

Group Campsite

Support for the construction of a group campsite.
2012
$6,000

York County Soil and Water Conservation District, Springvale, ME

York County Invasive Aquatic Species Project

Funding to expand invasive aquatic species educational outreach and early detection training.