In 2013, Loon Echo Land Trust partnered with the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to organize the “Lake Region Greenprint” in collaboration with seven partner municipalities: Bridgton, Casco, Denmark, Harrison, Naples, Raymond and Sebago.

The Greenprint is a strategic plan based on local and regional priorities and is designed to meet community open space, parks, recreation and conservation goals. The Greenprint was developed using a community-driven planning process designed to articulate land use and open space goals across municipal and geographical borders. This process resulted in a set of color-coded maps, interactive web-based tools, and action strategies related to the environment, open space protection and land use planning.

Loon Echo uses these tools to identify lands in the Lake Region that are most important for conservation and natural resource protection. The Greenprint can also be used to inform local land use decisions (e.g. ordinances, subdivision development and review), trail planning and connectivity, and supporting information for economic development strategies.

The final report, including the community process, maps, action plan, and financing options is available for download here.