LELT has signed an agreement with a local landowner to purchase 20 acres of land along the river and abutting the newly established Tiger Hill Community Forest. The land will protect wetlands and important upland buffer for the Northwest River, Sebago Lake’s second largest tributary, in addition to wildlife habitat in a State of Maine conservation focus area.
Once purchased by LELT, the land will also serve as a primary public access point to the Tiger Hill Community Forest and a small parking area and kiosk will be constructed. What’s even more exciting about the protection of this property is that it will provide two public access points for paddlers to explore the Northwest River.
Current funding for this project has been provided by a number of private foundations and conservation programs, including the Maine Natural Resources Conservation Program, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, Portland Water District, the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, Open Space Institute, and the Goldberg Foundation.