Annual Fund Appeal

PRLT is doing more than ever and needs your support more than ever. Please consider contributing to our annual fund, which will help us continue our mission to conserve and steward outstanding lands in Gorham, Gray, Sebago, Standish, Westbrook, and Windham to preserve the character of the Presumpscot River watershed for the benefit of people and wildlife.

There are two easy ways to donate: you can print out a donation form and mail it in along with your check. Click here for the link to our donation form to print. Or you can donate online: click here to connect to our donation page on Network for Good. Please write “Annual Fund” in the “designation” area. (Network for Good takes out a 5% fee for administration costs.)

To learn more about the Annual Fund, take a look at the letter we mailed out to our members this year:

Dear PRLT supporter,

One recent Saturday saw golden leaves playing on the wind and sparkling in the sunlight on their descent from trees. It was the perfect day for a hike.

We were in a conference room. But you know what? I wouldn’t have had it any other way. PRLT board members and I had devoted the day to evaluating the progress we made in 2013 towards the goals of our five-year strategic plan, as well as planning for the year ahead.

I’m proud to report that 2013 has been a success on several fronts. For one, the organization hired its first ever Executive Director (me). As someone who has worked in conservation for 20 years, I know what a major step this is for a small, volunteer-run organization like PRLT. Having someone whose day job is to manage the organization allows us to expand and strengthen our efforts in many, many ways.

That’s not the only area where we made progress. We are now in the final months of the 487-acre Randall Orchard conservation project. We are pursuing an exciting conservation opportunity in Westbrook (more details to be released on that soon). And we forged a number of new partnerships – with schools, arts groups, and more – to expand our impact on the community. All of this new work is on top of our perennial responsibilities, like stewarding our properties.

The goals we charted for 2014 are even more ambitious. We have a number of conservation opportunities that need further exploration and plans for action. There are new trails to build as well as water access points to improve. We want to further develop recreational opportunities on the Sebago to the Sea Trail. And there are new threats to our environment and communities that demand our attention.

Our list of objectives for 2014 covered an entire wall. They represent critical work and an exciting vision, which is why I didn’t mind missing a beautiful day outside. But they also represent a very ambitious challenge for a small organization like ours.

Would you support PRLT with a gift of $35, $50, $75, $100 or more to our annual fund to help us reach those goals? There’s so much we need to do in the year ahead to steward outstanding lands in our communities and preserve the character of the Presumpscot River watershed before it’s too late.

How much we can accomplish depends on the help of people like you. Thank you in advance for your support.

Peace,
Stefan J. Jackson
Executive Director

P.S. Please consider making an additional donation to help us complete the Randall Orchard conservation project and provide for its ongoing stewardship.

Thanks in advance for supporting Presumpscot Regional Land Trust’s work with a gift to our Annual Fund. There are two easy ways to donate: you can print out a donation form and mail it in along with your check. Click here for the link to our donation form to print. Or you can donate online: click here to connect to our donation page on Network for Good. Please write “Annual Fund” in the “designation” area. (Network for Good takes out a 5% fee for administration costs.)