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Seeking Nominations for Espy Land Heritage Award

Each year Maine Coast Heritage Trust presents the Espy Land Heritage Award. The award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to land conservation in Maine while serving to inspire and educate others. Nominations for the 2015 Award will be accepted until Tuesday, March 3rd. Learn more.

Governor's Budget Targets Nonprofits

Governor LePage's proposed budget includes provisions that will negatively impact the work of Maine's land trusts and the state's broader nonprofit community. Read more.

L.L.Bean Grantees Announced

Congratulations to the six organizations that were successful in their bid for an L.L.Bean Maine Land Trust Grant. They are: Boothbay Region Land Trust, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Mahoosuc Land Trust, and Somerset Woods Trustees.

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Becoming Part of the Community Fabric

Submitted by Damariscotta River Association - At the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, the Chamber presented their Community Service Organization of the Year award to the Damariscotta River Association (DRA). The award is given to one organization in the greater Damariscotta region each year “For enhancing the community by adding to the well-being and quality of life in the region.”

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Land Trust News

Governor's Budget Targets Nonprofits

January 28, 2015

Governor LePage’s proposed 2016/2017 biennial budget includes provisions that will negatively impact the work of Maine’s land trusts and the state’s broader nonprofit community.

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Maine Court Ruling Clarifies that Land Trusts are Eligible for Property Tax Exemption

August 08, 2014

We are very pleased to share with you the news that the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that land conservation is a charitable purpose under the Maine Property Tax Exemption statute. The ruling settles a dispute between the Town of Limington and Francis Small Heritage Trust (FSHT) regarding the property tax exempt eligibility of FSHT’s preserves.

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