SEARSPORT – Coastal Mountains Land Trust will hold a public reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Curtis Hall at the First Congregational Church.
Land trust staff will introduce the organization and its conservation programs, and open the floor for questions and comments.
The trust, which began in the Camden area in 1986, works on a voluntary basis to protect scenic beauty, wildlife and forest, farm, and water resources. It has protected 5,300 acres in the western Penobscot Bay region.
Among its most notable projects are conservation of the Ducktrap River and establishment of 17 miles of public trails, including those in the Passagassawakeag Greenway in Belfast.
In 2004, with the encouragement of several landowners who were interested in conserving their property, the trust expanded its service region to include Searsport, Stockton Springs and Prospect, the last section of the Maine coast not served by a local land trust.
The trust’s work is entirely supported by its members and foundation grants, as well as dozens of volunteers who assist with monitoring properties.
For information, call 236-7091 or visit www.coastalmountains.org.