October 17, 2019
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Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust seeks community input on the future of conservation in the region

Community Author: Kate Klibansky
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The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust  is seeking community input on its current and future conservation work. A community survey will be available online until Sept. 2. The trust has been conserving land in the towns of Brunswick, Topsham and Bowdoin for almost 35 years, with over 2,700 acres currently under its stewardship. In addition, the organization offers more than 20 miles of trails, dozens of events each year, school programming, and the much-loved Tom Settlemire Community Garden and Saturday Farmers’ Market at Crystal Spring Farm.

The short, online survey asks the community what land trust programs and properties are most important to them, what outdoor activities visitors do on land trust properties and what activities they would like more access to, and what partnerships seem most imperative. This information will help the trust to better understand community needs, prioritize its programming and conservation efforts, and shape the future of the organization.

Those who complete the anonymous survey can enter their contact information separately to be entered into a drawing for L.L. Bean and Wild Oats Bakery & Café gift cards, and everyone who enters will get a 10 percent discount to Wild Oats during the first week of September. The trust is grateful to these local businesses for their support in providing this incentive for community members to complete the survey.

The trust hopes a large, diverse group of community members will take a few minutes to complete the survey. With this broad swath of input, the organization will have the information it needs to better serve everyone in the community.

The survey is available at btlt.org and will be open until Sept. 2.