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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.