Perley Mills Community Forest
Loon Echo Land Trust is collaborating with the towns of Denmark, Bridgton and Sebago to protect the 1600 acre Perley Mills property in order to create a community forest. The majority of the land will be owned and managed by the Town of Denmark, pending voter approval, with a conservation easement held by Loon Echo.
The property contains three miles of the Narrow Gauge Trail, a state ITS 89 snowmobile and regional ATV network, as well as Pickerel Pond and Willett Pond. With many important ecological, recreational and economic features, protecting this parcel as public open space and managed forestland is an asset to the surrounding communities.
The $1,400,000 capital campaign to protect the Perley Mills Community Forest is underway. Loon Echo entered into a contract with K&W Timberlands and has until December of 2013 to raise the funds needed to complete this project. A total of $1,000,000 has been donated, leaving a balance of $400,000. Contributions (pledges or gifts) have been made by an anonymous foundation, the Open Space Institute, Portland Water District, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, Allagash Brewing Company, North American Wetland Conservation Act, Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation, Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund and local residents.
Please help protect this property and keep it open for public enjoyment and sustainable forestry by making a tax-deductible donation or a multi-year pledge.
Make a donation online
Or you can give by
- Sending a check made out to “LELT” to 8 Depot St., Suite 4, Bridgton ME 04009 with “Perley Mills” in the memo line.
- Pledging a gift over a two-year time period. Download and mail the Perley Mills Donor Pledge Form 2013.
- Calling us at (207) 647-4352 to offer your pledge of support or gift by credit card.
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Directions to the Perley Mills Community Forest:
From Portland, follow Rt. 302 west.to Rt. 117 south to Rt. 107 south. Follow Rt. 107 to the Sebago town line. Turn right onto Swamp Road. Turn right onto Hancock Pond Road. The unmarked entrance to Pickerel Pond (also known as Perely Pond) is located a short distance on the right.