Bond for Brave Boat Headwaters to be on November 3rd Ballot
Thank you to all who rallied behind a bond for Brave Boat Headwaters.Your swell of support made an important difference! The Town Council voted 6:1 in favor of letting the voters decide whether to aid the permanent protection of The Headwaters with $275,000 bond.We are further thrilled that in a 7:0 vote, the Town Council agreed to allocate $75,000 in Open Space funds for the conservation of this land. We are heartened and grateful! And there is still much work ahead of us, so we ask for your continued, active support for this project.
Here's how you can help:
Help spread the word about the value of this preserve to our community. Learn more.
Vote Yes for Brave Boat Headwaters on November 3rd.
State Funding for The Headwaters on Hold
A big thank you to our local ( and regional ) legislators who tried to get the Land for Maine's Future bonds released. Unfortunately, the House was not able to get enough votes to override the Governor's veto of LD 1378.
Come January, though, we hope there will be a proposal to extend the 2010 bond monies. Meanwhile, we thank our legislatures for all they've done this session.
Unwinding on the Water
(L to R:) Olivia and Wendy Pomeroy, Gayle Perkins, Alex Dearborn, Gary Mitchell, Jenny Freeman. (Not shown: Clayon Smith and Gale Turner)
A group of KLT members gathered on Friday, August 7th at the "Swoosh" along Chauncey Creek to enjoy an evening paddle through the marshes of Brave Boat Harbor. The late afternoon light illuminated the marsh grasses and mirror-smooth water to dazzling effect. Looking down into the crystal clear waters of the marsh and bay, they were reminded of the importance of conserving the headwaters which flow from Brave Boat Headwaters and feed this incredible water system.
Small Change Makes a Big Difference
A big thank you to Kittery Trading Post and their customers for the generous support they have given KLT through their Round Up program for conservation.
Please remember to round up when making purchases at KTP. It is an easy way to help KLT and other conservation organizations, which help make southern Maine such a great place to live!
Sophomore Bridge Building at Norton
Mr. Merrill's Sophomore Advisor Group - mission accomplished
It was the start of their summer vacation, but a group of Traip Academy sophomores were out carrying heavy logs a quarter of mile through the woods.The students were completing their Sophomore Learning Project for which they were constructing a bog style bridge over some wetlands at KLT's Norton Preserve. It was a team-effort, accomplished over two days with lots of fore discussion and planning. And in the end, they were proud of having created something of concrete and lasting value to their community. Thank you Mr.Merrill's Advisor Group!
Join Us: Annual Meeting and Potluck Picnic
Sunday, September 13
12 - 3pm
Fort Foster Pavilion
This year's talk:"Brave Boat Headwaters and MtA2C: Making Connections," Karen Young, Coordinator of Mount Agamenticus to the Sea Initiative (MtA2C) and Christine Bennett, KLT's Executive Director.
In the spirit of community, we invite you to contribute to this potluck picnic (Consider stopping by the Kittery Community Market, which is on Sundays). We also encourage people to bring their own carry in/carry out place setting. (Compostabe plates and flatware will also be available.
Review the revised KLT by-laws that will be approved by KLT members during the Annual Meeting.
There is no charge for this event. KLT members will get their invitation in the mail soon. Please RSVP by September 1st.
Sep 13, 2015 10:00 PM
Annual Meeting and Potluck Picnic
Enjoy this beautiful bird blog from local photographer Phillip Augusta.