Projects Funded in 2022

We are grateful to have been able to fund so many excellent projects this year! In 2022 we granted over $20,000 to support research, conservation, and preservation efforts initiated by local organizations in the Downeast Region of Maine. The projects include: 

  1. A project to educated local landowners and their communities about rockweed harvesting, including how to recognize it, and their options for legal response. (Center for Ecological Training)
  2. Support of acquisition of a drone to help in monitoring remote easements. (Downeast Coastal Conservancy)
  3. A project, in cooperation with NERACOOS, to monitor the water quality in the Saint Croix River. (Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries)
  4. A survey of owls in Downeast, Maine both to understand migration and habitat ranges.  (Maine Natural History Observatory)
  5. Support of an intern to help with the digitization of historical records. (Sullivan Sorrento Historical Society)
  6. The hiring of an independent archeologist to review a historical tide mill. (Tide Mill Institute)
  7. Financing support for final phase of a significant restoration project of Civil War murals. (Tides Institute)
  8. Water quality monitoring in the Chandler Bay Area.
  9. Development of a CEM ROMS tidal current model for areas of coastal Washington Country from Machias Bay to Moosabec Reach.

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