Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) is working to acquire 38 forested acres of land in Harrison, Maine. By purchasing this property, we will expand the preexisting Crooked River Forest. This forestland acts as a natural forest filtration of source water for the Crooked River, the major tributary to Sebago Lake. The Edwards Parcel is contiguous with Crooked River Forest at Intervale, bringing the total acreage of conserved land along the Crooked River in Harrison and Otisfield to 337.
Local residents and 1/6 of the population of Maine rely on a clean Crooked River for drinking water and recreational opportunities. The river benefits from protected forestland within the watershed. This additional acreage added to LELT’s Crooked River Forests Preserve will create a contiguous 337 acres of conserved lands to protect our source of drinking water.
The Crooked River is a part of the larger Sebago Lake watershed which is 361 square miles in size and makes up the northern portion of the Casco Bay watershed. The watershed spans parts of 22 towns including Harrison which has a year-round population of approximately 2800 people, and greater numbers in the summer. Many of the summer residents and visitors appreciate the
renowned trout and landlocked salmon fisheries that will surely benefit from these additional conserved lands. Others will enjoy a serene picnic or gentle stroll along its scenic shoreline within LELT’s Crooked River Preserve.
For a complete overview of the project click HERE.
You can help! Contribute today.
Mail a check to: Loon Echo Land Trust, 8 Depot Street, Suite #4, Bridgton, ME 04009 Memo: Edwards
or visit our campaign donation site HERE.