Georges River Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) member-supported nonprofit whose mission is to protect the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed through permanent land conservation, stewardship, education, and outdoor experiences. For more information visit www.georgesriver.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (207) 594-5166.
“Our mission is to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education, and outdoor experiences.
Land trusts exist to protect the special places in our landscape that hold conservation value. We are a community service provider, offering expertise and conservation options to landowners, as well as engaging in open space planning with municipalities. Lands protected by a land trust can include public access to water resources and natural areas, trails for hiking and other low impact recreational activities, hunting and fishing, and traditional resource uses such as forestry and agriculture.
With individual landowners, we help to develop a plan that best reflects the landowner’s goals for his/her property as well as conservation values of the land itself. As an advisor, our role also is to assist in executing the plan which can involve an easement, donation, or sale of the land. At the community level, we can assist in identifying properties determined by towns to be in need of conservation.”