- $15,400 Pledged
- 102% Funded
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
Created by: Kennebec Estuary Land Trust