Ed Meadows Conservation Fund Grants

The Ed Meadows Conservation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation assisted 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.

Grants were awarded annually by competitive proposal for interpretive signs and/or trail apps, including design, construction and installation. Maximum grant award was $5,000. Maine Coast Heritage Trust administered the proposal process.

Effective signage and interpretive information is a key component of stewardship, enabling ease of visitor use and appreciation of the natural resources and ecological relationships on the properties. Engaging youth in a learning experience outdoors is also critical to conservation programs in the future.