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How Lucky we are to have Members and Partners like YOU!

We are grateful to all of our Members and Partners who have renewed their support of BTLT thus far this fiscal year! As we wrap up our 2022 giving season, it is clear that you continue to value the work of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and that you recognize it is only with your support that we are able to accomplish our critical conservation, stewardship, and community engagement work. Thank you. In December we welcomed 54 new Community Members and 4 new Community Partners (gifts of $1,000 or more). We also welcomed back 276 renewing Community Members and 32 renewing Community Partners, putting us right in step with our mid-year goals. The support of our business community remains strong as well, with a total of 20 Business Members and 14 Business Partners as of December 31st. We still have work to do, of course, to meet our fiscal year-end financial goals by June 30th, but thanks to you we are off to a solid start.
Your generous and steady support enables us to be about our work — work that includes preparing for the coming growing season at the Tom Settlemire Community Garden; offering our Winter Garden Workshop series; planning for the coming stewardship season, including the completion of an accessible trail at Woodward Point Preserve; pursuing lands projects in key focus areas like Maquoit and Middle Bays and the Cathance and Androscoggin River watersheds; working closely with CREA to explore ways for us to work together to offer nature-based education programming to meet the needs of the community sustainably into the future; corresponding with vendors as we look forward to the 2023 Farmers’ Market season; and settling on our summer programs, including stewardship walks, the Taking Root Plant Sale, yoga on the mall, and so much more. Thank you for being among our number for helping to make all of this important work possible. We are grateful.

A Note to our Members and Partners

Your steadfast support of our work is absolutely remarkable and we are so very grateful that you continue to support our conservation, stewardship, and community engagement work as generously as you do. Thank you. On June 30th we wrapped up Fiscal Year 2022 and the results are in:
  • 82% of our individual donors and 67% of our business supporters renewed their BTLT membership support;

  • our 1,168 members donated over $406,000 in support of our operating budget, a new program high;

  • we raised $138,000 from 68 individuals and foundations to conserve our newest property on the Cathance River, Hideaway Farm; and

  • we welcomed 323 new supporters

Your financial support makes our work possible. Your dollars help to build and maintain our public trails; run the Saturday Farmers’ Market at Crystal Spring Farm; organize our stewardship walks; maintain the Tom Settlemire Community Garden and the Common Good Garden therein; provide educational offerings about climate change, gardening, foraging, and more; and continue our conservation work, the core of our mission. We are humbled and energized by your support.
Thank you!

What you can make possible.