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Western Foothills Land Trust is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

WFLT PO Box 107, 445 Main Street, Norway, Maine 04268  |  207-739-2124

Thursday, July 27, 2017

ANNUAL MEETING, NOYES MOUNTAIN Our annual meeting this year will be held in the upper field at Noyes Mountain. This will also be an opportunity to celebrate our 30th anniversary, and the purchase of Noyes Mountain!

Western Foothills Land Trust protects farmlands, wetlands, forestlands, unique natural resources and open space in the greater Oxford Hills area of Western Maine. The Trust holds conservation easements on privately owned lands (3,615 acres) and owns seven Preserves in the region (1,856 acres). The Trust also manages recreational trails on its Preserves and collaborates within its community to create healthy opportunities.

 

Please consider making a contribution to Western Foothills Land Trust membership, general support, or the fundraising campaign for the Roberts Farm Preserve to further the work.

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  • Over 7000 acres protected
  • 32 easements, 4190 acres
  • 18 fee lands, 3023 acres
  • 6 forever wild preserves
  • 6 working forests
  • 6 preserves with trails

In The News: Roberts Farm Preserve Summer Program

MPBN By ROBBIE FEINBERG • JUL 21, 2017
How Maine Educators Are Working To Make Summer School Less Dreaded

 

We had a middle school principal, and he said, ‘This doesn’t make any sense whatsoever,’” says Patrick Carson of the Oxford Hills School District in South Paris. “Why put kids back in an environment where they failed? Only to struggle again?”

 

Carson and other staff say students weren’t seeing success in the traditional summer school model. So, about six years ago, the district overhauled its summer program."  READ MORE

 

CREDIT ROBBIE FEINBERG / MAINE PUBLIC

Instead of a classroom, some students now come to Roberts Farm Preserve, in Norway. About 40 middle schoolers come here for three weeks during the summer. And it’s about the furthest thing from a classroom that you could imagine.