Working in cooperation with the City of Augusta, the Kennebec Land Trust is raising funds to purchase and permanently conserve the 164-acre Howard Hill property. Howard Hill is the scenic backdrop to the State House, but also a large and diverse natural area in the middle of Augusta.Read More
Vienna residents Martha M. and James R. Floyd have pushed Kennebec Land Trust over the 5,000 acres conserved mark with their March 2015 donation of the 71-acre Vienna woods conservation easement. A trail and property dedication is scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 3.Read More
AUGUSTA — A project that would preserve the wooded backdrop to the Maine State House has a problem in the Maine State House.
Howard Hill is caught in a political battle: Gov. Paul LePage’s administration says the governor doesn’t want to sell $11.4 million in voter-approved bonds as he tries to gain support for a plan that would increase the amount of timber harvested on state land to pay for energy efficiency programs.Read More
Mainers who work in fields such as agriculture, energy, forestry and fisheries wish for swift actions and policies that will move the state forward in the new year. Source asked five of them to answer the question: What is the one change you would like to see in your field in 2015 that would make Maine a more sustainable place to live?Read More
The celebration will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Camp Winnebago, on Route 17.
Kennebec Land Trust will celebrate its silver anniversary with an outdoor fete, nature workshops, triathalon, annual meeting and music on Aug. 24.
The organization, which is based in Winthrop, has conserved 4,860 acres, completed 32 miles of trails and worked in 21 communities in central Maine in those 25 years, according to executive director Theresa Kerchner...Read More
...Councilors also are scheduled to consider approving a proposal expected to result in the city ending up with the 164-acre Howard Hill property, which forms a wooded backdrop behind the State House...Read More
Howard Hill is a unique and spectacular conservation project. It will be the dollop of ice cream on top of our state dessert, the blueberry pie. Towering over the Capitol, Howard Hill will forever emphasize that Maine is a state where the people value conservation and their very best and special places.Read More
AUGUSTA - City councilors said they are excited, but they’ve also already heard concerns from abutters, about a land trust’s proposal to buy and give the city a large parcel of undeveloped land that forms ...Read More
WINTHROP — The Kennebec Land Trust announced it has entered into an option agreement to purchase Howard Hill, 164 wooded acres that serve as the scenic forested backdrop for Maine’s State Capitol. This ambitious project is part of KLT’s 25th anniversary “Conservation ...Read More
The Kennebec Land Trust says it has a deal to buy 164 acres offering picturesque views and wants to transfer it to the city.Read More
Today’s land trusts are advocates for a personal land ethic, for stewardship of the earth’s finite natural resources, and for preservation of wild places in the midst of a civilized landscape. In my home state of Maine alone, 100 land trusts...Read More
The Kennebec Land Trust purchased two conservation parcels — an 8-acre addition to Mount Pisgah Conservation Area in Winthrop and a 43-acre addition to Vassalboro Wildlife Habitat — with the financial support of members and businesses...Read More