Useful Links

Be a good steward of your own land

Learn more about how to control invasive Phragmites (Common Reed).

To learn more about being a good steward of your own land by controlling erosion and runoff, maintaining vegetated buffers and using native plants, visit the Spruce Creek Association and Protect Kittery Waters.

Here are two fantastic tools for selecting and sourcing native plants:
Plant Native and Wildflower.

Understanding our local area

Learn 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 Trusts

York Land Trust

Great Works Regional Land Trust

Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire

The Mount Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative

Learn about land conservation across the United States

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.

State and Federal Resources

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

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.