Through a planned gift to Loon Echo Land Trust, you can leave a legacy of abundant natural resources, scenic views, working forests, space to recreate, and safeguard our rural character for generations to come. Land stewardship is forever, that’s why land trusts and legacy giving go hand in hand. Planned giving is flexible, and can be tailored to your unique wishes. Gifts made through wills and living trusts are easy to arrange and can be changed at any time. 

Anyone who makes a bequest or other planned gift to Loon Echo becomes a member of the Bob Chase Legacy Society.

Ways to Contribute

  • Name Loon Echo to receive a percentage of your estate
  • Include Loon Echo in your will to receive a fixed dollar amount or shares of stock
  • Bequeath personal property, such as real estate or land

Be sure to consult with your attorney. If you have general questions, please contact us at 207-647-4352.


  • The satisfaction of knowing you’ve played a unique and long lasting role in protecting our open spaces, natural resources and rural character
  • Special invitations to programs and events
  • Recognition in Loon Echo’s publications and Bob Chase Society literature

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Loon Echo would like to thank the following Bob Chase Legacy Society members:

Helen Allen
Connie Cross
Florence Combes
Eric Dibner
Nancy Gillis – Charter Member
David Hursty
Linda May
Norman Nicholson
David Stanley
Marilyn VanSaun

About Bob Chase

Bob Chase was a lover of the natural world and the primary public face of Loon Echo Land Trust through the organization’s first 15 years. Passionate and charismatic, Bob’s vision and leadership were a driving force behind Loon Echo’s initial formation and successes until his passing in 2005. In naming the Legacy Society after Bob we seek to honor his lifelong commitment to make the world a better place.