Thank you for supporting our mission!

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 2023 giving season, it is clear that you continue to value the work of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and the Cathance River Education Alliance (CREA) and that you recognize it is only with your support that we are able to accomplish our critical conservation, environmental education, stewardship, and community engagement work. Thank you. Since the beginning of FY2024 on July 1, we have welcomed 180 new Community Members and 20 new Community Partners (gifts of $1,000 or more). We also welcomed back 547 renewing Community Members and 59 renewing Community Partners, putting us close to our mid-year goals. The support of our business community remains strong as well, with a total of 26 Business Members and 18 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 focus on our primary goal this year of “merging well” with CREA, taking care to integrate our programs and operations as seamlessly as possible. We are also preparing for CREA summer camp (lottery opens February 1st!); 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 box steps leading to our new bridge at Cathance River Nature Preserve; pursuing lands projects in key focus areas like Maquoit and Middle Bays and the Cathance and Androscoggin River watersheds; corresponding with vendors as we look forward to the 2024 Farmers’ Market season; and settling on our summer programs, including stewardship walks, the Taking Root Plant Sale, and so much more. 

Thank you for helping to make all of this — and so much more — possible. We are grateful.

Local resident, past BTLT board member, and current BTLT member Peter Simmons enjoying the trails at Crystal Spring Farm this winter