BRIDGTON — Loon Echo Land Trust is inviting schools and libraries in Loon Echo’s seven-town service area (Sebago, Raymond, Naples, Harrison, Denmark, Casco and Bridgton) to apply for one of Loon Echo’s environmental education grants.

Loon Echo Land Trust has been giving these grants out for more than 15 years. The 2016 recipients used their grants for a host of outdoor activities and to bring in expert speakers:

The Harrison Village Library used their grant to host Chewonki’s Traveling Natural History program, “Tide Pools,” allowing children to learn more about Maine’s rocky intertidal ecosystem.

The Bridgton Public Library developed naturalist backpacks which can be “checked-out” like a book and include items for children and their caregivers to use as fun educational tools on their outdoor adventures.

Loon Echo is accepting applications for these grants through Jan. 15, 2017.

FMI, apply:, 207-647-4352.

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