Norway Savings Bank (NSB) has made a special year-end gift of $10,000 to Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) in support of Tiger Hill Community Forest, the Trust’s current conservation project. The gift from the bank will be matched by a generous anonymous donor, doubling their impact on this important project.
The land, to be owned and managed by LELT on behalf of the community, protects sensitive wildlife habitat and historic working forestlands, and will be open to the public for recreation.
The unexpected gift was part of NSB’s “Sharing Success” year-end giving.
“2019 was another very good year for the Bank, which is a testament to our employees, customers and communities,” said Patricia Weigel, President and CEO of NSB. “Reinvesting in our communities is at the heart of what we do.”
The gift from NSB will directly benefit the communities they serve. Once conserved, Tiger Hill Community Forest will secure close-to-home recreation opportunities for Sebago residents and visitors, support local jobs in tourism and forest-products, and also protect the water quality of Sebago Lake, the drinking water source for the greater Portland area.
Fundraising for the project has been done in collaboration with The Trust for Public Land. Tiger Hill Community Forest has received generous support from Portland Water District, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, the Nature Conservancy in Maine, Highstead Foundation, Sebago Clean Waters, an anonymous foundation, Norway Savings Bank, and many individual donors.
Donations to support Tiger Hill Community Forest can be made here, or sent to Loon Echo Land Trust, 8 Depot Street Suite #4, Bridgton, ME 04009.