SWT Receives Grant from Maine Community Foundation

 

The trustees of Somerset Woods Trustees thank the Maine Community Foundation for the honor of receiving a grant for $3500 to further our mission in Somerset County to conserve exemplary lands and to provide the public with quality opportunities for recreation. The grant was made from the Fund for Maine Land Conservation of the Maine Community Foundation.

Jack Gibson, President of the Trustees, said "We are thrilled to receive this generous grant from Maine Community Foundation. We are celebrating our 90th anniversary in 2017 and will use the funds to increase awareness across Somerset County of the advantages of protecting land for conservation so that in another 90 years, our region will still be as beautiful as it is now."

Nancy Williams, Executive Director, shared that “We can now do a much better job of contacting our supporters and reaching out to more landowners who may wish to protect their lands with conservation easements.  We will also be doing more to provide more trails for all to enjoy.” 

The mission of the Somerset Woods Trustees (SWT), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is to protect lands in Somerset County, Maine, that have significant natural or cultural resources and manage them in a sustainable way for public benefit. SWT owns properties in Canaan, Cornville, Madison, Embden, Skowhegan, Norridgewock, Solan, and Starks and holds conservation easements in many towns. Please see SWT’s webpage, www.somersetwoodstrustees.org, for maps of properties available for hiking and other public uses. Please contact Nancy at somersetwoodstrustees@gmail.com.

 

​PHOTO CREDIT: Hannele Lahti

 

Great Eddy Island by Hannele Lahti