The 2006 Down East Environmental Award goes to the Downeast Lakes Land Trust whi
The 2006 Down East Environmental Award goes to the Downeast Lakes Land Trust which sparked a $30 million conservation effort that has protected 342,000 acres of woodlands, 60 lakes with 445 miles of lakeshore, and 1,500 miles of riverfront, including more than a million acres of contiguous forestland in eastern Maine and western New Brunswick. The effort started with 30 local residents, including many Registered Maine Guides, and resulted in the Downeast Lakes Land Trust. The trust connected with the New England Forestry Foundation, which with the encouragement of Wagner Timberlands, led to the founding of Down East Lakes Land Trust. In just five years, the fledgling organization became the largest local land trust in Maine.
Downeast Lakes Land Trust
Curtis, Wayne, "The 2006 Down East Environmental Award goes to the Downeast Lakes Land Trust whi" (2006). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 3127.