As a member of Coastal Mountains Land Trust, you will be part of a community of over 1,200+ people helping to conserve and care for special places from Rockport to Prospect. Thank you for your generosity and for helping us conserve lands that sustain our communities and each of us.
We will write to you twice a year: in the fall describing our Stewardship programs and plans, and then in the spring to share information on our community engagement programs. While we don’t expect every member to donate twice a year, we want to stay in touch and update you on our activities and progress.
We do not receive any state or federal funding or United Way support.
Membership & Membership Renewal
Every donation helps to fulfill our mission and qualifies you as a member.
Your donation supports:
Conservation protect drinking water, undeveloped land, scenic views, and valuable plant and wildlife habitat.
Stewardship of our properties, including trail maintenance, managing invasive species, and annual monitoring activities.
Education and recreation programs for the public and schools
What you receive:
Educational and recreational programs for all ages.
Monthly E-News to your email (if provided).
Printed Newsletter 3x/year.
Gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Leadership donors are those members who give $1,000 or more in annual support.
We invite these donors to an annual information gathering and social event.
They get an insiders update letter with the Newsletter.
Invitations to walk and talk with the Executive Director.
We apply to public funds and family foundations for grant support of specific projects and programs. If you want to support us in this way, please contact us at 236-7091.
Become an Evergreen Donor:
Please consider making a recurring monthly donation. We deeply appreciate our Evergreen members who have established a recurring gift schedule. You pick the amount that will be taken directly from your bank account or charged to your credit card each month. We send you just one annual donation report for your tax records in January. If you have any questions, please call us at 207-236-7091.
Give a Gift Membership
This makes a great holiday, anniversary or birthday gift for someone who is passionate about conservation or is interested in learning more about it!
Establish a Bequest
A bequest is perhaps the simplest form of planned giving. You can make a bequest by naming Coastal Mountains Land Trust a beneficiary of specific assets or a portion of your estate in your will. A bequest can also include naming Coastal Mountains Land Trust the beneficiary of a life insurance policy retirement plan, such as an IRA 401(k) or 403(b). In most cases, the language in a will should be brief and straightforward. For example:
I hereby give Coastal Mountains Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Camden, Maine, a bequest of $_________ to be used for its general charitable purposes.
Please contact us for additional information or to schedule a confidential meeting: 207-236-7091, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coastal Mountains Land Trust Tax ID number (EIN): 22-2795691
CURRENT PROJECTS / SUPPORT A CAMPAIGN
ROUND THE MOUNTAIN COLLABORATION
Fundraising Goal: $5.5 million
The Round the Mountain Collaboration will permanently conserve open space and critical wildlife habitat on and around Ragged Mountain, while also securing and expanding two benefits essential to the community: pure drinking water and opportunities for healthy outdoor recreation.
We will accomplish this by: 1) permanently conserving 1,400 acres of watershed land surrounding Mirror Lake and Grassy Pond that are sources of drinking water for six coastal communities; and 2) designing, building, and stewarding the Round the Mountain Trail, a nine-mile trail system providing four-season opportunities to explore Ragged Mountain on foot, skis, snowshoes, or bike.
To fulfill this ambitious vision, Coastal Mountains Land Trust is raising $5.5 million to purchase two conservation easements that will protect Maine Water Company's land around Mirror Lake, Ragged Mountain, Grassy Pond, and Spruce Mountain as well as additional parcels of land and constructing the trail. The first 5.5 miles have been built and are open to the public from the Snow Bowl trailhead.
MT. TUCK CONSERVATION PROJECT
Since securing a 99-acre summit parcel of Mt. Tuck in June of 2019, Coastal Mountains Land Trust has continued to actively work in Prospect and Stockton Springs to explore additional conservation opportunities on and around this mountain to connect together the more than 1,150 acres currently conserved in this area.
The Land Trust’s Board of Directors voted in March to officially prioritize the Mt. Tuck Conservation Focus Area (see right). Altogether, the Mt. Tuck Focus Area provides a long-term opportunity to protect a 2,800-acre undeveloped block of habitat, well-suited for public recreation, in close proximity to Route 1 and the Penobscot Narrows bridge.
Over the next 18 months, our Land Trust will be working to acquire three additional parcels from two additional landowners totaling 110 additional acres. These parcels will provide the Land Trust with the land base needed to bring together a trail system accessing the summit of Route 1 from Meadow Road as early as next fall.
Land Acquired: 99-acre summit of Mt. Tuck (acquired June 2019 by installment sale process completed 1/1/2021)
Land Under Contract: 45-acre Haas Tract
65-acre Smith Tracts
Updated Total Campaign Budget: $ 305,265
Total Funds Raised Secured to Date: $ 220,769
Total Funds Remaining to Be Raised: $ 84,496
Project Partners: Town of Stockton Springs, Local Boy Scouts
BEECH HILL PRESERVE EXPANSION & TRAIL CONNECTION
Coastal Mountains Land Trust is working to conserve 18+ acres of land adjacent to Beech Hill Preserve. This preserve expansion will allow for a trail connection between Beech Hill and Erickson Fields Preserves. In collaboration with Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), we are excited to establish a trail connection (marked in yellow) between these two scenic and popular preserves.
MCHT manages Aldermere Farm and established Erickson Fields Preserve a few years ago and then extended their community trail, which starts at their Rt 90 trailhead, (across from the Camden Hills High School) to the sharp bend on Beech Hill Road.
Beech Hill Preserve was established in 1990. The complete restoration of the historic hut at the summit, farm road, stone gates, and organic farm buildings were completed in 2019. Erickson Fields Preserve was a dairy farm until the 1980s and is now owned by Maine Coast Heritage Trust and includes an area dedicated to their youth farm programs as well as a 1.5+ mile trail loop with the connector trail up to Beech Hill Road.
Feature your company's commitment to conservation or celebrate someone you love by naming a trail after your business, family or in memory of someone special. Your support will be recognized at the trailhead kiosk and will be noted in the Trail Guide on 'your' specific trail page.
Support this program with an annual donation of $1,000 for a minimum of three years.
Please contact us at (207) 236-7091 for information about which trails are available for adoption.
Honor or remember family and friends while also sustaining our conservation work. For a one-time donation of $5,000 we will place a rustic stone bench, engraved with a short line of text, at a select location at one of our preserves.
Available bench locations on our preserves throughout our service region are shown on the interactive map below. There are currently benches on Beech Hill, Bald Mountain, and Head of Tide Preserves. Please contact us at 236-7091 about a bench to honor or remember someone you love!
Tribute Bench Locations Interactive Map
GIFTS OF LAND
Receiving a conservation easement or a gift of land is at the heart of our work. We are deeply grateful to all landowners who choose to conserve their land. If you are interested in conserving your land, please call Heather Rogers, Land Protection Manager at 207-236-7091 to begin the discussion. We will talk with anyone interested in conservation. We can negotiate a bargain sale or market value purchase depending on the location and timing of the discussion. Don't hesitate to reach out.
DONATION OF STOCK
A gift of securities is generous and may help you to avoid capital gains while receiving a tax deduction.
Instructions for Direct Stock Transfer—contact Trisha Wadsworth at Allen Financial Group, (207) 236-4311 Ext. 511
Receiving Account Number: H2Y265440
NFS/CFN Clearing Number: 0226
Please call us at (207) 236-7091 if you have any questions.