On Nov. 2nd, 2010, Maine voters had the opportunity to invest in the lands that support Maine’s economy, our wildlife, and our quality of life. They strongly supported investment in a $9.75 million bond for the Land for Maine’s Future program and related conservation investments. From Grand Lake Stream to Portland, communities recognized that their economy, their quality of life, and their legacy to their children depend on conservation of the forests, lakes, streams, and coasts that make Maine special.
DLLT worked to help spread the word among Maine voters. See our earlier post on www.downeastlakes.org for links to a panel discussion on “State of the State” focused on the benefits of the Land for Maine’s Future Program to Maine people and the Maine economy. Mark Berry discussed how the program has helped Grand Lake Stream – from Little Falls to the Farm Cove Community Forest – and is likely to be important to the $24 million capital campaign for the West Grand Lake Community Forest.