Forests and Lakes – For People – Forever ®


What We Do

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is based in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. We protect lakeshores, improve fish and wildlife habitats, provide public recreation opportunities, offer educational programs, and support jobs in the forest and on the water. We are dedicated to the Downeast economy and environment.

Lapstrake Canoe Raffle!

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is holding a special raffle, where all proceeds will directly contribute to the campaign to build the new DLLT Headquarters in Grand Lake Stream.  The winning item is a 15’ Lapstrake “Warden’s” Canoe, with a single and a double-bladed paddle. This beautiful canoe has a removable carry thwart and backrest. Hand-built by renowned boat builder Geoff Burke of Chocorua Boatworks in Tamworth, NH, circa 1985. A proven design, built to allow wardens to silently and swiftly paddle up on suspects! This is a great solo boat, and can handle two lighter people. Copper-riveted construction features cedar, tamarack, cherry, ash, and oak. It has been stored indoors and is in excellent condition.

Tickets are $10 each, and only 1,000 tickets will be sold.  Tickets can be directly purchased at the Pine Tree Store in Grand Lake Stream, or at the DLLT Office.  If you are interested in purchasing tickets online, please head to our “Donate” page, make a donation in the amount of tickets you desire, and make a note in the form titled “Canoe Raffle Tickets.”