Woodlot Project Needs Your Support

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My project to donate my woodlot to the Kennebec Land Trust, with a focus on using it to teach kids about wildlife habitat, is off to a great start. Thanks to many generous friends, we’ve raised $14,000 of the $20,000 needed for the project.

If you have not yet donated, please consider doing that. Your check should be payable to Kennebec Land Trust, specifying that it is for the Ezra Smith Wildlife Conservation Area. Mail your check to KLT, 331 Main Street, Winthrop, ME 04352.

Years ago, I dedicated my woodlot to my dad, Ezra Smith, and it sports a sign: Ezra Smith Wildlife Conservation Area. Now that designation will be permanent.

My woodlot is an amazing place, with outstanding wildlife habitat. Our plan is to create a “habitat trail” with signs explaining the various habitats and critters that live there. We’ll use the signs to teach kids about wildlife habitat.

I have also written a booklet about my wonderful encounters with wildlife on the woodlot. I want this booklet to be given to kids for free.

The money is needed to publish the booklet, construct and put up the signs, build and maintain the trails, pay taxes, host special events at the woodlot, and encourage the public to enjoy it.

If you can help with this project, I would be very grateful.


Photo: Dad fishing from his wheelchair outside the hospice unit at Togus VA Hospital.



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