The Georges River Land Trust is excited to announce a key acquisition in our Bridging Two Rivers conservation project. With this parcel, we aim to protect a 38 acre parcel along the West side of Route 131 in South Thomaston. This parcel will add to the already-conserved 221 acre Riverview Hayfields Preserve.
With this purchase, over 1,300 acres of land will be conserved between the Weskeag and Georges Rivers. Since we launched this regional vision eight years ago, 485 acres have been protected by Georges River Land Trust through the sale and donation of conservation land by three families.
Your help is needed now to secure this parcel! Funding for purchase is needed by August 31, 2016, in order to conserve 1,800 ft. of frontage along the Georges River in South Thomaston – bringing the total river frontage to a half mile. This property supports traditional access to the Georges River. Ensuring farmland and shoreline access is maintained in an area close to Route One in Midcoast Maine will be appreciated for generations to come.
This parcel is key to culminating the vision of Bridging Two Rivers (the St. George and the Weskeag) by securing a vital wildlife habitat and creating a permanently protected land bridge between the two rivers that is a critical flyway for migratory birds. Without this flyway and the opportunity the conserve frontage provides to ‘fuel up’ between the varied tides of the Georges and Weskeag rivers, migratory bird populations would suffer significantly.
LOCATION: South Thomaston, Maine
SIZE: 38 acres
RESOURCES: Meadows, farmland, shore access
SHORE FRONTAGE: 1,800 ft. along the Georges River
PROJECT TYPE: Fee title purchase
PROJECT COST: $273,000
FUNDS REMAINING TO BE RAISED (as of June 9, 2016): $75,000
Help us today – together we can conserve this ecological and historical treasure! Download a pledge form here.
We bet you're dying to know what we're busy working on at the Land Trust – well, here's one of the many exciting projects happening this summer!http://www.georgesriver.org/bridging-two-rivers-anderson-west/
Posted by Georges River Land Trust on Monday, March 28, 2016