KELT Applies for Accreditation

Public Comments Welcomed

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.

“Accreditation demonstrates the growth and maturity of the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and furthers our goals of protecting the extraordinary natural, historic, scenic, cultural, and agricultural resources of the Kennebec Estuary,” said Jack Witham, President of KELT’s Board of Directors.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Kennebec Estuary Land Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see:

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit, or email your comment to

Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Philla Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on KELT’s application will be most useful by June 3, 2013.