Our Spring Newsletter just went out. If you have not received it, please download it it here.
CNLT is on a journey to understand how climate change relates to our conservation. The defining and urgent issue of our time, climate resiliency has become a significant lens through which we see our work and mission. A big question is what we can do to better steward our properties as climate change intensifies. Josh Ferris, our Stewardship Coordinator, is working on an overall management plan to maximize climate resiliency for our 400-plus acres on Crabtree Neck. We also are consulting with foresters and wildlife habitat experts to provide additional expertise. Stay tuned for more about what we’re doing as we progress and how you can get involved — on our land and in your own backyard!
Events are on! We have a full slate of fun walks and interesting talks planned for this summer. In July, join CNLT to see the Buck Moon rise along Carters Beach Corridor — the closest super moon to Earth in 2022. We also will host a kid-friendly ecology walk on the Ball Field Preserve, a trip through the Ice Pond Preserve and a presentation by Josh Ferris about climate resiliency. Visit our events calendar here.
Partnering with Maine Outdoor School
CNLT is joining forces with Hazel Stark, naturalist educator and co-founder of Maine Outdoor School in Milbridge, to bring you learning opportunities on our preserves. We also work with Hazel to facilitate outdoor education at the Hancock Grammar School.
Stopping the Salmon Farm in Frenchman Bay
CNLT would like to thank everyone who fought so tirelessly and passionately to keep this industrial fish farm out of the bay. A wall-to-wall coalition developed of year-round and seasonal residents, the lobstering community, those who farm organic kelp and bivalves (aquaculture that cleans the water rather than pollutes it), and a variety of grassroots and conservation organizations. The coalition loudly and consistently expressed its concern for the known environmental impacts, questioned the unforeseen consequences of an experimental industrial salmon farm and opposed it at every turn. Hopefully, American Aquafarms won’t continue to pursue the permits, although they just purchased 90 acres in Prospect Harbor. If they do, this strong coalition of allies is ready to defend the bay — now and always.
As Always, Our Thanks
On behalf of the board, I’d like to thank all of you for being supporters of our mission. Please know that any amount donated goes entirely to the acquisition of new property, expanding our stewardship, and running a lean nonprofit with an all-volunteer board.