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7 Lakes Alliance

Taken looking south over Watson Pond in Rome, Maine. The BRCA purchased over 5,400 acres including Sanders Hill (foreground), and Round Top Mountain (in distance), which will remain undeveloped as part of then BRCA's, now ME Deptment of Conservation's, Kennebec Highlands Project which was funded in part by the Land for Maine's Future Program. For more information http://www

View from popular hiking trail on The Mountain in Rome. BRCA owns the 207 acre parcel and maintains the trails as part of over 2 miles of hiking trails on BRCA land in the region. View is of Long Pond in Rome.

View of north basin of Long Pond in Rome from the hiking trail on French Mountain in Rome. French Mountain is part of a 107 scre parcel owned by BRCA.

Contact Information

Main Contact

    Alternate Contact

    • Mel Croft, Past President
    • 90 Eastwood Lane
    • Smithfield, ME 04978
    • Phone: 207-362-5340 
    • Email:

MLTN Member

Mission Statement

To conserve the lands and waters of the Belgrade Lakes Region for all.


Belgrade Lakes Watershed region, including Belgrade, Manchester, Mercer, Mount Vernon, New Sharon, Norridgewock, Oakland, Readfield, Rome, Sidney, Smithfield, and Vienna.

Quick Facts

  • Number of Staff: 7.00
  • Membership: 1200
  • Annual Meeting: September
  • Acres owned: 1,874
  • Number of Parcels: 19
  • Acres under Conservation Easement: 1,058
  • Number of Parcels: 14
  • Founded: 1988
  • Cooperate with the local lake associations and conservation groups on conservation efforts
  • Cooperate with area schools to promote natural resources education
  • Make educational presentations to planning board and selectmen
  • Provide information and referrals about conservation issues
  • Accept easements or title on lands
  • Sponsor Youth Conservation Corps each summer of local high school students who spend the summer fixing erosion and other non-point sources of pollution around the Belgrade Lakes
  • Umbrella organization for the five lakes associations in the Belgrade chain of lakes
  • Applied for and received EPA/DEP 319 Grants to address NPS Pollution around the watershed.
  • Developed watershed management plan for Belgrade Lakes Watershed
  • Worked on the Kennebec Highlands project, a proposal to the LMFB to protect 5,980+ acres in Kennebec County for more info, pleaase see this website:
  • Coordinating efforts to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species in the region including Courtesy Boat Inspections and invasive plant patrols.

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