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Brave Boat Headwaters Project

Photo by Andrew Pearson
 

Big Step Forward for Brave Boat Headwaters

At the beginning of February, KLT closed on 43 acres of woodland and farm fields off Bartlett Road. The Sawyer and Coggeshall families donated the land, which has been owned by the family since the 1920's.
 
William Sawyer, who just turned 82, reminisced about the land he grew up on while signing the legal papers for the agreement. “The day I was born in 1933, my mother and father traveled to York Hospital from the farm in a horse drawn pung, which is a winter sleigh.” 
 
The permanent protection of the land represents a major addition to the overall effort to protect Brave Boat Headwaters, a 150-acre block of valuable woodlands and wetlands between Bartlett Road and Route 103.  
 

Habitat and Water Quality Improvement    at Rustlewood Farm

Shrubland is currently being developed at KLT's recently conserved, 300-acre Rustlewood Farm. The goal of this work is to help protect the water quality of Spruce Creek and Curtts Ridge Brook and create safe habitat for wildlife like the threatened New England cottontail.

Read the article in The Portsmouth Herald.

Learn more about scrubland habitat.  

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Cast Your Vote for Conservation

Kennebunk Savings Community Promise is once again giving away $150,000 through their Customer Ballot Program.

If you are a KSB Customer, please cast your vote for KLT. Last year, your votes raised $1,320 for land conservation in Kittery. We'd love your help increasing that amount!

Here's how to vote: 

Visit kennebunksavings.com/ballot and enter the code that accompanies the ballot in your March bank statement.
 
If you prefer to fill out a paper ballot, you can do so at your local branch.
 
If you have more than one KSB account, you may vote once for each account you hold. Contact, Kennebunk Savings Customer Care or drop by a branch for additional ballots. 
 
Please vote by April 15th.
Results will be announced in May.
 

March is Membership Renewal Month

Becoming a member or renewing your KLT membership is a simple way to make a vital difference in our community. By making a donation to KLT, you are helping to ensure the quality of life for people, plants, and animals in Kittery today and tomorrow. 

With simplicity in mind, we want to make the support you offer clear and easy:
1. You will be asked to renew your membership to KLT once a year in March.
2. We will ask for your additional support in December when you may be thinking about making an end-of-year gift to your most valued causes.
3. You are encouraged to consider donating through our secure website, selecting the recurring donation option—more manageable monthly payments, less to think about.
 

It's a simple YES: Please join us now!
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Discussion: Last Child in the Woods

Wednesday, April 8th at 6pm at Rice Public Library

Join  KLT and Rice Public Library to discuss author Richard Louv's seminal book that expresses the concern that children are suffering from “nature deficit disorder.” And share your perspective about the role nature plays in our physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
 
Copies of the book can be obtained through interlibrary loan at Rice Public Library. You are welcome to join in the discussion even if you haven’t read the book.

This event is free and open to the public.

 


Upcoming Events
Apr 08, 2015 6:00 PM
Book Discussion: Last Child in the Woods

Apr 18, 2015 10:00 AM
Vernal Pool Exploration

Aug 07, 2015 3:30 PM
Kayak Paddle in Brave Boat Harbor


Bird-a-Day

Enjoy this beautiful bird blog from local photographer Phillip Augusta.