Steering Committee

Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine to conserve its natural resources and character for future generations.


Western Foothills Land Trust is dedicated to the conservation and protection of native ecosystems, farm and forestlands, watersheds, and scenic landscapes for the benefit of wild and human communities in western Maine.


Casco Bay Estuary Partnership is a collaboration of agencies, organizations, and individuals working on behalf of the Bay.  We work as a catalyst for action with the goal of keeping Casco Bay and our nearly 1,000 square miles of watershed clean and healthy.


Highstead is a regional conservation organization dedicated to conserving the forested landscape of New England through science, sound stewardship, and collaboration with our regional partners.


LEA’s mission is to preserve and restore the high water quality and the traditional character of Maine’s lakes, watersheds and related natural resources. 


The Open Space Institute protects scenic, natural and historic landscapes to provide public enjoyment, conserve habitat and working lands, and sustain communities.


The Portland Water District’s mission is to protect public health, safety, and the environment by providing our customers first-class water, wastewater, and related services.


The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends, and we’ve been working in Maine to do just that for more than 60 years.



The Trust for Public Land's mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Every park, playground, and public space we create is an open invitation to explore, wonder, discover, and play. 



Photo by John McLaughlin, courtesy of Portland Water District