Because of the success of the Land for Maine's Future Board, created in 1987 and
Because of the success of the Land for Maine's Future Board, created in 1987 and entrusted with $35 million to save outstanding examples of the state's landscape, the editors of Down East have awarded the board with the 1996 Down East Environmental Award. Nearly 60,000 acres have been put aside for posterity, including Mount Kineo, the Kennebunk plains, a beach in Stockton Springs, and bold shoreland in Cutler. Many of the acquisitions have resulted from the negotiating talents of Kent Womack, executive director of the Nature Conservancy. The people of Maine not only approved the board's funding, but also proposed most of the acquisitions. The program has kept a deliberately low profile and only deals with willing sellers. With details on the program and a list of its acquisitions.
Down East Environmental Award, Land for Maine's Future Board, Rewards, prizes, etc
Clark, Jeff, "Because of the success of the Land for Maine's Future Board, created in 1987 and" (1996). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 1872.
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