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Squam Creek Preserve is a 144-acre property with 3,300 feet of frontage on beautiful Squam Creek in Westport Island, Maine. The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust has been working over the past year to raise $536,000 to purchase the property and take care of it into the future. We have entered the final push of our campaign and we need your help! Every gift goes to support the work that goes into protecting this property, planning for its future, and stewarding it on an on-going basis. Please make a gift today to support this incredible opportunity and share this campaign with everyone you know who believes that places like this are important parts of our communities!

This is an incredible opportunity to permanently conserve an ecologically and historically rich area of Westport Island, along with continuing to provide year-round access to low-impact recreation and traditional uses of the land. With 3,300 feet of frontage on Squam Creek, the Squam Creek Preserve will protect intertidal wetlands that provide habitat for tidal waterfowl and wading birds. It also contains one of the largest deer wintering areas left on Westport Island. This area supports recreational and commercial shellfish harvesting and will continue to do so with its conservation.

As the historical center of town, Squam Creek Preserve contains intricate stone walls, old cellar holes and foundations, and two cemeteries. The trails that run through the property highlight the area's past for all visitors to explore. In addition to hiking, the Preserve provides opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, dog-walking, and kayaking. In addition to its existing trails, we will increase accessibility to the Preserve through trail construction that will allow for shorter and longer hikes and a small parking area.

Make a gift to the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust today and help make the Squam Creek Preserve a reality for residents and visitors to the Kennebec Estuary! Share this with your friends and help spread the word!

For more information about the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, visit http://www.kennebecestuary.org

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    miles o epstein $ 100.00

    "KELT, you all rock. Thanks for your great work. Sincerely, Miles and Susan"

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    Will Neilson $ 50.00

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    Joan Janowski $ 50.00

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    Kathleen Hanning $ 100.00

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    Jeremy Blaiklock $ 235.00

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    Lori Benson $ 100.00

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    Kyle Pribish $ 20.00

    "Great work KELT. What a beautiful property to protect!"

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    Richard Barker $ 100.00

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    Mary Ellen W. Barnes $ 200.00

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    Richard Barker $ 500.00

    "Thanks for all the hard work on this wonderful perserve."

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    Kathryn Decker $ 50.00

    "Thank you KELT for ensuring the preservation of land in Maine."

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    "Good Luck! Travis and Kendra Wolfel"

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    "Great job, all."

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    "Good luck!"

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    "In about 3-4 weeks we expect to have a foundation check for you in the amount of $500.00 sorry it can't be sooner. Count that as a pledge if you like :)"

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    "Eric Monberg"

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    Jamie McFaul $ 50.00

    "I wish you well with preserving this land for all...it is certainly a jewel in the crown of Maine. "

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    "I'm happy to support a worthwhile expansion of KELT's lands!"

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    "Thanks for doing this."

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    "KELT is awesome! <3"

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    "It looks like a beautiful place."

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    "this is awesome, keep promoting the online effort! It will work for you!!"

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    "This will be great for our community! Thanks, KELT!"

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    "Great work! Dale & Kathy Mumroe"

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Squam Creek Preserve is a 144-acre property with 3,300 feet of frontage on beautiful Squam Creek in Westport Island, Maine. The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust has been working over the past year to raise $536,000 to purchase the property and take care of it into the future. We have entered the final push of our campaign and we need your help! Every gift goes to support the work that goes into protecting this property, planning for its future, and stewarding it on an on-going basis. Please make a gift today to support this incredible opportunity and share this campaign with everyone you know who believes that places like this are important parts of our communities!

This is an incredible opportunity to permanently conserve an ecologically and historically rich area of Westport Island, along with continuing to provide year-round access to low-impact recreation and traditional uses of the land. With 3,300 feet of frontage on Squam Creek, the Squam Creek Preserve will protect intertidal wetlands that provide habitat for tidal waterfowl and wading birds. It also contains one of the largest deer wintering areas left on Westport Island. This area supports recreational and commercial shellfish harvesting and will continue to do so with its conservation.

As the historical center of town, Squam Creek Preserve contains intricate stone walls, old cellar holes and foundations, and two cemeteries. The trails that run through the property highlight the area's past for all visitors to explore. In addition to hiking, the Preserve provides opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, dog-walking, and kayaking. In addition to its existing trails, we will increase accessibility to the Preserve through trail construction that will allow for shorter and longer hikes and a small parking area.

Make a gift to the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust today and help make the Squam Creek Preserve a reality for residents and visitors to the Kennebec Estuary! Share this with your friends and help spread the word!

For more information about the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, visit http://www.kennebecestuary.org