When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
― Maya Angelou
It is the season of gratitude.
While it is often too easy to get caught up in the bustle of daily life, it is important to have a reminder, like this holiday, to pause, take a deep breath, and truly recognize all we are thankful for.
The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust has been active in our communities for 30 years now. The things we do range from our primary charter of conservation and land stewardship, to the less tangible parts of conservation – education, connecting people to the land and to each other, increasing access to natural resources, and forging partnerships that build synergy between the many groups in our community.
We are grateful for two things that make all this work possible: The amazing natural resources and remarkable human capital in our region.
We all spend too many hours in meetings and at our desks, but when we get onto the lands we are working to protect, our gratitude comes to the fore. The diversity of beautiful places and amazing wildlife never fails to remind us of how lucky we are to have the opportunity to work with our community to care for these resources for generations to come.
Likewise, every time we connect with people – whether it is at a community event, out on a trail, at the community garden, or at the farmers’ market – there is the opportunity to recognize the depth and breadth of community support with which we are blessed. We are truly thankful for our community members – land owners, town planners, volunteers, students, visionaries, business partners, members, and so many others. Without your support we wouldn’t be able to do the important work that we do.
We are passionate about strengthening our community through conservation. From the staff and leadership at your local land trust – thank you for all that you do to make our work possible.