WINTHROP — The Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) purchased two conservation parcels in December: an eight-acre addition to the Mt. Pisgah Conservation Area  and a 43-acre addition to the Vassalboro Wildlife Habitat, with the financial support of members and area businesses.

Fundraising continues for the acquisitions.

In addition, KLT has become the owner of 81 acres, with wildlife habitat and more than1,600 feet of undeveloped shoreline on Hutchinson Pond in Manchester. Long on KLT’s list of priority conservation properties, the Hutchinson Pond property was transferred to the trust as mitigation for wetlands alterations necessitated by CMP’s recent grid expansion.

“We are pleased to add three parcels, 132 acres in total, to existing protected lands. It is a goal of the land trust to consolidate larger parcels, providing maximum protection for the plants, animals and people who inhabit them,” notes KLT President Cheryl Harrington.

Contributions may be mailed to Kennebec Land Trust, P.O. Box 261, Winthrop, ME 04364. To donate online to either conservation property, to join or for information on the trust, visit www.tklt.org or call KLT at 377-2848.


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