The Land Trust is seeking tax-deductible contributions from individuals, businesses, civic organizations, and foundations grants for the project.
On January 6, 2017 the Holden Land Trust purchased the 160-acre Hart Farm on Copeland Hill in Holden. At the closing, Maine Farmland Trust purchased an easement on the property, partnering with Holden Land Trust to ensure that this historic farm is available for farming in perpetuity.
The $500,000 campaign supports the purchase of the property and related expenses, totaling $313,350; provides $125,000 for the creation of a Stewardship Fund and for maintenance expenses; and $61,470 for administrative and campaign costs.
The Land Trust is now cultivating a thoughtful plan for land use and public access, including: open space, scenic views, hiking trails, access to nature, habitats for wildlife, agricultural heritage, educational and recreational activities. The property provides a connective path with neighboring Curran Homestead and Maine Audubon lands, and both have endorsed the Campaign for the Hart Farm.
To learn more about the Holden Land Trust and how to contribute to the Campaign for the Hart Farm, please visit www.holdenlandtrust.org/hart-farm, call (207) 843-0608, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and may be mailed to: Holden Land Trust, PO Box 398, Holden, ME 04429-0398.
About the Holden Land Trust – established in 2004, the Holden Land Trust is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) member supported organization committed to the conservation of natural resources, as well as significant historical and scenic landscapes. The Land Trust is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors. The mission is to identify and preserve wildlife habitat, scenic vistas, agricultural lands, wetland access and working forests integral to the rural character of Holden for the benefit of current and future generations.