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Ed Meadows Conservation Fund Grants help land trusts guide and teach

Effective signage and interpretive information is a key component of conservation land stewardship, enabling visitors to appreciate the beauty and value of the natural lands they enjoy. It can also be a key teaching opportunity. That’s the purpose behind the Ed Meadows Conservation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. With grants of up to $5,000, it assists land trusts in the creation and installation of signage that facilitates interpretation and nature education on conservation land owned or held by Maine land trusts. Maine Coast Heritage Trust partners with Maine Community Foundation to administer the proposal process.

Late last month, the 2017 Ed Meadows Conservation Fund grantees were announced. Grants were awarded to Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Mahoosuc Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, and Western Foothills Land Trust. Congratulations to these deserving organizations!

Maine Community Foundation anticipates two to three more cycles of this grant before funds are expended, so keep this one on your radar for the coming year.