Photograph: Theresa Kerchner

Photograph: Theresa Kerchner

2017 Mount Pisgah Campaign: 157 acre addition,

New Trails, and Highbush Blueberries ~  

                                  Over 1,088 Acres for Everyone!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Each year, thousands of hikers visit KLT’s 950-acre Mount Pisgah Conservation Area in Winthrop and Wayne. With two trails to the 803-foot summit and its historic Maine Forest Service fire tower; a recently cleared four-acre highbush blueberry field; and hundreds of acres of woods and wetlands, Mount Pisgah is a popular destination for those who love the outdoors, including hikers, hunters, skiers, and snowmobilers.

 As KLT’s largest conservation property, Mount Pisgah also protects water quality in the Cobbossee Watershed and provides valuable habitat for many of Maine's wildlife species, including species like bear and moose that need extensive home ranges.

On March 12, master-singer and song-writer of the Maine coast, Gordon Bok, performed at Longfellow’s Greenhouses in Manchester to launch a new Kennebec Land Trust fundraising initiative: The 2017 Mount Pisgah Campaign.  Gordon was joined by the January Men and Then Some.

Funds raised through this campaign will allow KLT to purchase these additional 157 acres featuring impressive ledges and vernal pools, to build a beautiful new trail along the Mount Pisgah Ridge, and to help maintain the current trail system and newly restored native blueberry fields.  

 

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