Support the Squam Creek Preserve Crowdfunding Campaign

On Valentine’s Day, KELT completed our first ever crowdfunding campaign to raise $15,000 toward the new Squam Creek Preserve. 

Nearly 75% of the gifts given were $100 or less– showing that every gift, no matter the size, has an impact.

Thank you to all the generous folks that made a contribution to the campaign. It was a success because of you! We are looking forward to purchasing the Squam Creek property in March.

Stay tuned for upcoming public events and the preserve grand opening!

In the news! Check us out in the Portland Press Herald and learn more about this new property we will be closing on soon:

Maine land trusts experiment with crowdfunding for preservation

The Squam Creek Preserve is one of the largest undeveloped coastal parcels remaining on Westport Island. Located along West Shore Road, this property boasts 3,300 feet of frontage along Squam Creek. Significant tidal waterfowl and wading bird habitat surrounded by continuous forest provides havens for cormorants, ducks, herons, song birds, deer, and moose.  Squam Creek is used for commercial oyster harvesting and is a rich shellfish habitat.

The property is near the historical center of town and the existing trail system highlights remaining stone foundations and rock walls as well as provides extensive recreational opportunities for hiking, biking, cross country skiing, dog walking, hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing and even has an existing put-in for kayaks. These recreational amenities will become permanent public opportunities when the land becomes protected.

Below is the campaign video…Watch it for more information about this amazing property.