BATH, Maine — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, which has been protecting land and natural resources in the midcoast region since 1989, has received a $1,000 grant to upgrade outdated computer equipment.
The nonprofit organization was given the grant recently from the Alfred A. Senter Fund, a private charitable foundation that promotes cultural, educational and environmental well-being of the residents of Brunswick, Topsham, Durham, Harpswell, West Bath and Bath.
The land trust, which is mostly volunteer-driven, hired its first staff member in 2004 and employs three full-time and three part-time employees in its offices on Front Street in Bath. In the past year, the organization has devoted more than 2,000 hours to trail maintenance, database work, event planning, water quality monitoring and overseeing the eight preserves that are overseen by the organization. All of the preserves are available to the public free of charge from dawn until dusk every day. The Kennebec Estuary Land trust also holds easements on more than 700 acres of private land.
For information, visit www.kennebecestuary.org or call 442-8400.