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JANUARY E-NEWS

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Photo by Jerry Monkman
Thank you to our members, volunteers, and partners for all your support in 2019. We look forward to our partnership with you in 2020 and beyond; conserving more land, building more trails, and connecting more people with nature!

Upcoming Events

First Mondays: Pondicherry Walk

Pondicherry Park
When: Monday, February 4th, 12:30pm - 1:15/1:30pm (and the first Monday of every month this year!)
Where: Pondicherry Park
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Join us for a walk in Pondicherry Park! Nothing fancy and no agenda- just a chance to get out on conserved land with LELT staff and meet new people. We'll decide on a route based on ability and interest level.  P.s. This is a monthly thing- get outside with LELT, same time, same place, every first Monday of the month.
 
Our full calendar of events for 2020 will be posted soon. Check here often!
 
All outdoor events are subject to weather conditions and/or date changes. Any changes will be noted on our website and Facebook page. For more information and additional activities, please contact 207-647-4352, membership@lelt.org or check out our website at www.lelt.org.

Monthly Giving


With our recurring giving program, you can make a regular donation to Loon Echo that just becomes part of your monthly expenses. For the cost of a few cups of coffee or lunch out every month, you can conserve more land & provide so many benefits to our communities, both human and wild, here in western Maine. Setting up your giving is easy! You can do it using our online donation form, or print this form and mail it to us. 

Environmental Education Grant Applications Due

LELT's 2020 Environmental Education Grants are due next week (January 15th). 🌲 Any school or library within LELT's service area (Bridgton, Casco, Denmark, Harrison, Naples, Sebago and Raymond) may apply.

Learn More & Apply

Grants Received For Peabody-Fitch Woods Trail Project


In December LELT was awarded two grants to support the development of an accessible & interpretive trail, a shared parking area with Bridgton Historical Society, and signage at our newest preserve, Peabody-Fitch Woods. A $50,000 grant from the Recreational Trails Program and a $3,000 grant from the Maine Land Trust Network L.L. Bean program will add to funds received from individual donors. 

Tips for Winter Hiking

We love winter hiking, and we want to help you love it too!! ❄️ Check out our tips for making your winter trail adventure enjoyable.

Perley Mill Community Forest & The Narrow Gauge Railroad


The photo above was taken in Perley-Mills Community Forest. While the towns of Denmark and Sebago own and manage the 1,600 acre forest, LELT holds a conservation easement on the land. The forest is open to the public for a variety of uses. Three miles of the Bridgton-Saco River Narrow Gauge Railroad run through the forest. Learn more about the Bridgton-Saco River Narrow Gauge Railroad from our friends at the Bridgton Historical Society

Protect Our Forests for Future Generations

Loon Echo Land Trust is a community-supported non-profit. Your donation will make sure our forests stay open for you and your family, save places for Maine’s wildlife, and helps our earth be more resilient to climate change. Learn more here.
Donate Now
 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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