Be a good steward of your own land
Learn more about how to control invasive Phragmites
Here are two fantastic tools for selecting and sourcing native plants:
Plant Native and Wildflower.
Understanding our local areaLearn more about the Spruce Creek Watershed, which makes up nearly 50% of the town of Kittery.
Kittery Land Trust is part of a 10-organization regional partnership to conserve land from the Tatnic Hills of South Berwick and Ogunquit to the headwaters of the York River down to Brave Boat Harbor and Gerrish Island in Kittery. Visit their website for more information about the Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative.
Kittery is also part of the larger Piscataqua River Watershed. To learn more about efforts to improve water quality in our larger Seacoast region, visit the Piscataqua Region Estuary Partnership website.
Town of Kittery Resources
Other Local Land TrustsGreat Works Regional Land Trust
Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire
The Mount Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative
Kittery Land Trust is one of 1700 non-profit land trusts across the
country that together have conserved more than 37 million acres of
land. The Land
Trust Alliance is the national umbrella organization for land
trusts nationwide. The website contains a vast trove of information
about land trusts and land conservation in the US.
Learn about land conservation across the United States
State and Federal Resources
Girl Scouts of Maine
The Girl Scouts maintain several programs in Kittery through their Camp Scelkit.
Maine Land Trust Network (MLTN)
This statewide program links the scores of local and regional land trusts together.
The EPA National Lakes Assessment shows 44% of the lakes in the US are in fair or poor condition and the number one stressor and highest relative biological risk is poor shore land habitat — too many big lawns and not enough buffer vegetation.