In 2014, Loon Echo Land Trust permanently protected 30 acres of pristine woodlands and nearly 1000 feet of shoreline on the Tenny River with a conservation easement. Now we are working with the same private landowner to protect an additional 23 acres and 900 ft of shoreline.

Shoreline to be protected as seen from the Tenny River.

The river, which connects Crescent Lake and Panther Pond, is beloved for its scenic value and recreational attributes. This conservation easement will keep the eastern shoreline undeveloped and scenic.

Conservation Stats

  • 23.6 acres of undeveloped forestland
  • 900 ft of frontage on the Tenny River
  • Public access & recreation value: the Tenny River is a popular kayak destination.

Protection Mechanism: Conservation Easement, land under private ownership.

How to Help

  • Donate!
  • Tell your friends and neighbors about the project, encourage them to make a donation.

More Giving Options:

  • Give via check. Please write “Tenny River” on a note or the memo line.
  • Donate securely online below.
  • Contact Maggie ( or call 207-647-4352) for a full range of giving options.

Where Your Money Goes

Our costs are significant. In addition to the staff time it takes to prepare legal documents, site visits and property condition reports, and many other due diligence tasks, we must raise a fund to the endow the conservation easement forever. This fund is critically important and will ensure that we can always have the necessary resources to monitor the property, and, in the worst-case scenario, defend the property in court should a future owner violate the terms of the conservation easement.