BTLT stands in solidarity with all who fight against racism and injustice

Recent events compel all of us to examine how systemic racial and economic injustice occur in our communities and organizations. The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust stands in solidarity with all who fight against racism and injustice, and recognizes how much work we have to do as a community, as an organization, and as individuals to combat systemic racism.

The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s purpose is to conserve and steward the cherished landscapes and rich natural resources of our communities and connect people to nature. Especially in these difficult times, being outdoors in nature has been a refuge for many. We know that access to outdoor spaces should not be a privilege, and yet we also recognize it is not equally available to all members of our community.
We cannot truly fulfill our purpose unless all people, whatever their color, gender, country of origin, or economic status, feel able to safely enjoy our natural areas and outdoor spaces. While we have long believed this, we know we must do better, and we will. We are committed to taking constructive action: listening to, and learning from, people of color in our communities, engaging in partnerships to advance environmental justice, and working to become a more diverse and inclusive organization. 
Click here to read the response to recent events from the Maine Land Trust Network.