Nominate Your Conservation Hero!
MCHT will be accepting nominations for its Espy Land Heritage Award, to be presented at this year’s Maine Land Conservation Conference on April 26th, until Monday, March 3rd. Read more and get a nomination form here.
LMF Proposal Workshops
Land for Maine’s Future staff will be offering two workshops, Feb. 4th and Feb. 11th, for those considering submitting a proposal. Click here for details. Projects that will be held by land trusts must be sponsored by a state agency. If you will have a project that needs to be sponsored by a state agency, you need to contact that agency no later than Jan. 31.
Merger Assistance Fund
Thanks to generous support from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, Maine Coast Heritage Trust has created a fund to assist land trusts seeking stronger organizational health and effectiveness by merging. Read more or contact Warren Whitney by email or phone (729-7366) for more information
Featured Conservation Story
Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative Begins Third Year
Submitted by Southern Maine Conservation CollaborativeThe Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative (SMCC) recently moved into a new office at 217 Commercial Street in Portland. Increased program hours and the need for more space precipitated the move. Read more.
Land Trust News
By Rob Levin, Esq. -- Rob Levin is a Maine attorney who specializes in land conservation and nonprofit organizations. Rob recently assisted a Maine arts organization in successfully challenging a town's denial of property tax exemption, and has advised Maine... [read more]
Francis Small Heritage Trust (FSHT) has won their bid for property tax exemption in the Superior Court in York County. Judge Paul A. Fritzsche held that land trusts, like Francis Small Heritage Trust, are eligible for property tax exemption under... [read more]