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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Land Resources Conservation

Mission: Conserve, restore and instill appreciation of the land and water resources of the kennebec estuary to benefit today's communities and future generations.

Programs: The land protection program is the cornerstone program of kelt serving the membership and regional landowners in the kennebec estuary. Kelt has a community-based approach to land protection which is guided by a strategic approach focusing on identifying lands with the highest natural resources values. Kelt manages a land protection program that works with dedicated volunteers, landowners, municipalities, other environmental organizations and state agencies to achieve successful outcomes.

the stewardship program is dedicated to the perpetual care of the preserves and conservation easements held by the kennebec estuary land trust. The program manages all administration, oversight and planning of these properties in compliance with the land trust alliance standards & practices. This work includes annual easement monitoring, ecological monitoring, trail maintenance and property upgrades.

the outreach and education program is vital to kelt by creating and coordinating opportunities in the community to educate and inform members, landowners and the general public about kelt's mission, goals, and benefit to the kennebec estuary region. This program establishes effective communication tools that include brochures, newsletters, website, email blasts, education workshops, and events. This ongoing program continues to build support and interest from the community.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My children and I have taken advantage of only a handful of the programs and trails made available to the public by this great organization. We have yet to be disappointed and we hope to do much more. What a great idea and organization, preserving land for all to enjoy!


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Kennebec Estuary Land Trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Kennebec Estuary Land Trust has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.

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