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:
- 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)
- Support of acquisition of a drone to help in monitoring remote easements. (Downeast Coastal Conservancy)
- A project, in cooperation with NERACOOS, to monitor the water quality in the Saint Croix River. (Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries)
- A survey of owls in Downeast, Maine both to understand migration and habitat ranges. (Maine Natural History Observatory)
- Support of an intern to help with the digitization of historical records. (Sullivan Sorrento Historical Society)
- The hiring of an independent archeologist to review a historical tide mill. (Tide Mill Institute)
- Financing support for final phase of a significant restoration project of Civil War murals. (Tides Institute)
- Water quality monitoring in the Chandler Bay Area.
- Development of a CEM ROMS tidal current model for areas of coastal Washington Country from Machias Bay to Moosabec Reach.