In October, the Mahoosuc Land Trust purchased a one acre parcel of land on the Androscoggin River at Rumford Center to use as a public river access site. The site will be known as Hastings Landing in honor of the Hasting Family that made a major donation toward the purchase of the land. The Hasting gift was in memory of Ann Hastings Morton, a lifelong resident of the area and former member of the Mahoosuc Land Trust Board of Directors.
The Mahoosuc Land Trust and The Androscoggin River Watershed have applied to the Maine Water Access Fund for funding to construct a small parking area and steps to the River during the summer of 2015.
The purchase is part of the Land Trust’s long term vision of providing public river access spaces approximately five miles apart between Shelburne, NH and Rumford, ME. Our goal is to make the river accessible both to families looking for a one or two hour paddle as well as long distance canoeists and paddlers.
Marcel Polak, Sally Taylor, Kirk Siegel and Bonnie Pooley. Thank you for your vision.
Larry Stifler and Mary McFadden are celebrating the Mahoosuc Land Trust’s 25-Year Milestone with a generous $25,000 Challenge gift. Will you join them in celebrating? Here’s how.
All new donations to membership and annual appeal or increases above a donor’s 2013 level will be matched on a 1-to-1 basis up to $25,000. As a further incentive, Larry and Mary have created a 2-for-1 match for any new Summit Society members – those who donate at least $1,000 a year. A new $1,000 donation will raise an additional $2,000 for the land trust via this challenge. Current Summit Society members who increase their donation will also have the increased amount matched 2-for-1.
The Challenge Match makes this year a great opportunity to bring in new members and stretch our giving for the Annual Appeal. All gifts will be used to conserve land for the public to use and enjoy. Please join Larry and Mary in the Challenge effort.
Thank you to all of our donors who have contributed to our first 25 years of conservation work.
• Unspoiled scenic views
• A clean and accessible Androscoggin River
• Pedestrian-friendly communities
• Protected wildlife habitats
• Outdoor recreation
• Preservation of plant diversity
• Promotion of working farms
• Productive and sustainable forests
• Education for an environmentally aware public