Crabtree Neck Land Trust (CNLT) was founded in 2005 to conserve land on and near Crabtree Neck, Hancock, Maine. Our goal is to maintain the historic rural character of the peninsula. Our mission is to preserve land that provides essential wildlife habitat and corridors, scenic view-sheds, and open spaces which are endangered by development pressures in this coastal area; to engage with the community in building strong connections with the land; and to provide public access to these conserved properties whenever possible and appropriate. Since its inception, CNLT has conserved more than 400 acres on Crabtree Neck and has created 7 miles of trails on its 6 public preserves, in addition to establishing a thriving Community Garden.
CNLT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land conservancy based in Maine.
Five specific goals direct us in fulfilling Crabtree Neck Land Trust’s mission:
- Identifying and protecting significant and scenic lands on the Crabtree Neck Peninsula and surrounding areas by acquiring title or conservation easements;
- Increasing existing conservation areas on the Crabtree Neck Peninsula;
- Monitoring preserves and easements, and enforcing restrictions to protect natural values;
- Providing educational opportunities to foster appreciation and understanding of the environment, and encourage conservation of natural resources;
- Obtaining and managing funds to carry out the Trust’s work in a fiscally responsible manner.
Board of Directors
Shona Crabtree, President
Jamie Paterson, Vice President
Bill Janeway, Treasurer
Shannon Absher Waldner, Secretary
J. Kent Sweezey