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Trevor Herrick

“I am proud to be a part of retaining access for hikers, anglers, clammers, swimmers, explorers, boaters, and nature lovers.”

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Renee Duncan

“I’m trying to kindle and nourish that little spark we feel when exploring a place—like the Stone Barn Farm—that illuminates the values and work of those who have cared for it across the generations.”

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Joe Taft

To me, land conservation is about balancing human activity with sustainability.

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Soren Denlinger

“Even as communities in Maine shift and grow, the state’s land area remains the same.  Land protection ensures that land and all its resources remain accessible.”

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Tatia Bauer

Everyone deserves the opportunity to develop a strong sense of place with the natural world.

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Bob DeForrest

“I’ve seen how experiences in nature change people’s perspectives, how it humbles them. We don’t know what’s on the horizon, but having these conserved places will be important.”

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Heidi Smallidge

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Caleb Jackson

“I grew up in a house surrounded by undeveloped forest. By the time I graduated high school the road was three lanes wide and there were shoddily built houses up and down the street. It is sad to see a thriving landscape get flattened and chewed up by sprawl. I want to work against that trend.”

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Misha Mytar

“For me, conservation is about fairness and equity. Coastal Maine can be a wonderful place to live with amazing resources. It’s important to me that we make sure these resources are available for everyone.”