Please click on MAHOOSUC SURVEY and provide your input to Mahoosuc Land Trust’s priorities for the future. You can also enter to win one of three gift certificates from S.S. Milton, Pat's Pizza, or the Good Food Store. MLT is developing a long-range plan for conserving lands in our region and providing the greatest benefit to area residents, businesses and visitors. Your opinion matters! Please take just a few minutes and respond.
The Mahoosuc Land Trust 25th Annual Meeting will be Sunday, October 19th at 7PM in the Ordway Living Room at Gould Academy, Bethel. After a brief business meeting, Peter Forbes, conservationist, writer and co-founder of Center for Whole Communities, will be speaking on “Re-imagining Conservation as Building Community.
What fresh perspectives and new tools can make the relationship to place more relevant and rewarding for more people? Hear from Peter Forbes how land trusts everywhere are stepping up to more fully meet their communities, playing a richer role in helping neighbors to re-connect to land through how they live, work, eat and play.
The public is welcomed to attend the program. There is a $5 donation requested if you are not a Mahoosuc Land Trust donor.
Ellie Dufault, 1st Original Art
The Land Trust will be exhibiting the wonderful photo, art and writing entries until October 17th at its office. Over 40 works were submitted and the exhibit is stunning. The exhibit is open from 9:30AM - 4PM.
Prizes winners are: 1st Original Art, Ellie Default for Mountain Landscape; 2nd Original Art, Linda Isham for Morning Fog; 3rd Original Art, Rosabelle Tifft for Covered Bridge; 1st Photography, Jane Chandler for Dancing Sunflowers; 2nd Photography, Lynn Saxton for Blueberries on Whitecap; 1st for Writing, David Bean for East Royce.
Many of the art works are for sale and the exhibiting artists have generously agree do donate a portion of the proceeds to the Mahoosuc Land Trust. Purchasing the natural beauty of the Mahoosucs is a great way to support local artists and the Mahoosuc Land Trust and bring nature inside for the winter.
Many thanks to our lead sponsor
As part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, area children built some ingenious structures to house the fairies that live in the woods surrounding the Land Trust. Lily Weafer took the blue ribbon for her creation in the photo.
The Mahoosuc Land Trust is 25! Milestone anniversaries can be a time to reflect on the conservation work the Mahoosuc Land Trust has accomplished for its donors. In honor of the Land Trust’s 25th Anniversary, members Larry Stifler and Mary McFadden have decided it is a time to celebrate by making a generous $25,000 Challenge gift. The challenge to current donors is increase their giving to the Land Trust. Increased giving over 2013 levels will earn equal dollars from the $25,000 Challenge. New donors’ giving will earn first dollar challenge dollars. And to seriously challenge generous gifts, gifts of $1000 or more will earn double challenge dollars.
Please keep the Challenge in mind when you support the Mahoosuc Land Trust through membership and annual appeal. The Land Trust’s work is about conserving land for the public to use and enjoy. We look forward to working for you over the next 25 years.
• 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