The Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust is pleased to announce that we have received a grant of $14,000 from the Fields Pond Foundation for our work on the Bald Mountain Pond project! The project is on track to be completed in the spring of 2019; the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust is working with The Trust for Public Land and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife on finalizing the details.
The primary mission of Fields Pond Foundation is to provide financial assistance to nature and land conservation organizations that are community-based and that serve to increase environmental awareness by involving local residents in conservation issues.
The Foundation’s emphasis stems from its founding Directors’ beliefs that the conservation of special places in our environment, and providing public accessibility to those conservation areas, is a desirable end in itself; but it is also a means of building public support for future land and river conservation by increasing the direct connection between individuals and their environment, and fostering active participation in the work of conservation.
Thank you to the Fields Pond Foundation for this support! Grants like this are vital to conservation organizations and ensure that we can protect special places along the Appalachian Trail in Maine – for public benefit!