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Photo taken from Hacker's Hill Preserve by @guccimainephotos on Instagram.
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Save the Date: December 1st is #GivingTuesday

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! This #GivingTuesday, a generous anonymous donor has pledged to match all donations up to $5,000. You can get a head start by donating or making a pledge to donate today.

Your support helps protect vital lands and natural resources on a scale that matters. You can ensure the Lake Region of Maine has healthy forests, clean water, and access to the outdoors for everyone.
Donate Now
Other ways you can give back:
  • Give Together: Set up a team or individual fundraising page to collect donations from family & friends.
  • Share a Testimonial: Tell us why you give!
  • Write an op-ed to your local newspaper: Why does our mission matter to you? Why should your fellow community members care?
  • Write your State Senator or Representative: Tell them you value access to the outdoors and encourage them to support funding for conservation and trails.
Contact Maggie ( or call 207-647-4352) with any questions regarding Giving Tuesday.

Gathering Together 
(But Make it Safe)

With COVID cases on the rise, Thanksgiving may look different for your family this year. If you are looking for a way to gather - safely, at a distance - with family over the upcoming holiday consider a walk or hike outdoors. We've compiled our recommendations for outdoor spaces that are suitable for all ages.
Find a Trail

Phase One Complete!

Loon Echo has long wanted to create an opportunity for folks of all mobilities to enjoy the beauty of the Lake Region. Now, thanks to the support and hard work of many people (including many of you!), that opportunity has been created at Peabody-Fitch Woods. We couldn’t be happier to share this incredible new trail with you.

The new trail, built to universal access standards, is a half-mile long, and features a gravel surface and gentle slopes. It weaves its way along rock walls, through woods and brings visitors to viewpoints of Narramissic's farm & fields, and the distant mountains. There are also several benches along the trail for rest stops. The trail can be enjoyed by wheeled mobility device, walking, running, biking, or skiing and snowshoeing in winter months.

The first phase of the trail project was made possible by the State of Maine’s Recreational Trail Program, Chalmers Insurance Company, the Kendal C. and Anna Ham Foundation, L.L. Bean, and many generous individual donors. 
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What Does the Earth Ask of Us?

"In the Indigenous worldview, it is understood that the work of a human is to discover the answer to the question, 'What does the Earth ask of us?'"

A note on gratitude as we head into Thanksgiving. Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

Meet Marissa

Meet Marissa! Marissa Hoffman is a senior environmental studies major at Saint Joseph's College of Maine and is interning with LELT (mostly virtually!) this fall & winter. Originally from Waterbury, Vermont, Marissa loves all things outdoors, especially hiking, gardening, and photography. Check out our Instagram (@loonecholandtrust) in the next couple of weeks for some of Marissa's photos.

LELT Apparel

The new LELT hats have been a hit! But are there other LELT branded items you want to see available? Mugs? Bags? Vests? Help us decide!
Tell Us What You Want
Your financial support is more important than ever.
Loon Echo Land Trust is a community-supported nonprofit. Everything we're able to do is a direct result of your donations. You can make sure more forests are accessible for you and your family, local critters (like albino porcupines...) have forever homes, and our earth is more resilient to climate change.
Learn more here.
Albino Porcupine on LELT conserved land!
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 Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine to conserve its natural resources and character for future generations.
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