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Seeking Workshop Proposals

We are now accepting workshop proposals in all topic areas for the 2020 Maine Land Conservation Conference

Governor Announces Maine Climate Council

Last week, Governor Mills announced the membership of the Maine Climate Council.

LMF Bond Proposal to Resurface in 2020

In late August, the Legislature failed to enact an LMF Bond for the voters to consider this November. While clearly a setback, this is not the end of the story. LMF supporters will bring a bond proposal back in January 2020 and continue to press to see it sent to the voters, perhaps as early as June 2020.

Maine Coastweek 2019

Coastweek is a national celebration of our coastal resources, as well as a part of the  one-day International Coastal Cleanup.
In Maine, the annual Coastal Cleanup is the biggest volunteer event in the state.

For the Love of the Land: Where Art and Land Conservation Meet

Last weekend, Cape Elizabeth Land Trust and painter Eric Hopkins partnered to celebrate love of place. Hopkins, known for his aerial depictions of the islands and ocean, talked about his commitment to preserving public access to the Maine landscape as he greeted visitors to his one-day show at Ocean House Gallery on August 10th, 2019

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands: Grant Deadlines Coming Up

Deadlines are fast approaching on two grant programs the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) administers.

2019 Maine Land Trust Census Report Now Available

A report summarizing results of the 2019 Maine Land Trust Census, which we conducted in January of this year, has now been released and now available here.

High Tide Here Campaign

High Tide Here is a grassroots Maine-based effort to show which areas of our coast are directly threatened by sea level rise.

2019 Legislative Session Ends

Maine legislators adjourned on June 20, wrapping up the first year of their two-year legislative session. Despite adjourning, the legislature is likely to return for at least one day this summer to discuss bonds, included a proposed conservation bond.

LMF Board Welcomes New Members

In the first five months of the Mills Administration, the board has welcomed five new members. These five individuals each bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board. And all five have a long track record of support for land conservation in Maine.