BTLT in the News, “Land trusts want Brunswick to chip in $150K for Woodward Point”
Land trusts want Brunswick to chip in $150K for Woodward Point
January 16, 2019
Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and Maine Coast Heritage Trust have joined together to conserve Woodward Pointand are calling on the town of Brunswick to help preserve the property consisting of 96 acres and 2 miles of shoreline.
Two conservation trusts want the town to contribute $150,000 to help preserve 96 acres at Woodward Point.
Their goal is to raise $3.5 million by the end of March. The conservation effort launched last summer still needs $340,000, the organizations said in a press release.
The Town Council is scheduled to take up the request from the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust and Maine Coast Heritage Trust at its Jan. 24 meeting.
Last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Program agreed to provide $570,000 to preserve the property. The state’s Land for Maine’s Future program awarded $400,000 for the acquisition, and 75 individuals have made donations.
Woodward Point, near Cook’s Corner, includes more than 2 miles of shore frontage on the New Meadows River and Woodward Cove, and would offer the public opportunities to walk, swim, fish, or paddle.