Photograph of North Creek by Carol Main
Phippsburg Land Trust Mission
The Phippsburg Land Trust preserves, protects and stewards special wild and natural places in Phippsburg for the benefit and education of our children, grandchildren and future generations.
2014 Annual Meeting!
Thursday, August 21st, 6:00 PM Business Meeting, followed by our 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
Sebasco Harbor Resort
Speaker: Our special 40th Anniversary program.
Phippsburg Land Trust turns 40! A story of bridging the community and its lands.
Mark your calendars. We all turn 40, but (thankfully) only once, and its Phippsburg Land Trust’s turn. As we have been reflecting on this, we have found ourselves awestruck at the support this community has provided for the health of nature, and the future generations that will enjoy this preserved nature, for the last 4 decades. We cannot let this monumental event pass without a celebration. After a brief business meeting, we will adjourn to the dining hall at Sebasco for a celebratory dinner, and stories and recognition of the 4 decades and the people that have made this all possible.
No charge to attend the business meeting.
Dinner is $25 per person, cash bar will be available.
Look for invitations by mail or electronic mail soon!
FMI: 207.389.2003 or email bmknuckles at gmail.com
Paying Our Share – Thanks to Member Support
The Phippsburg Land Trust makes an annual Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (usually called a PILOT) to the Town of Phippsburg for the lands we own. We recently made a payment of of $4,612.00 for the tax year 2013.
How do we figure out how much to pay? We calculate what the taxes would have been on our 463 acres of land if they were taxable. We use the State of Maine’s Open Space program to value the lands (because our lands are undeveloped and accessible to the public.. and will remain so forever). We multiply the value of our lands by the current mill rate, and then, just like every other taxpayer in Phippsburg, we write a check to pay our fair share.
With the help of our generous members and supporters, the Land Trust also made an additional financial contribution to the Town of Phippsburg this year. Phippsburg is fortunate to have so many natural areas to explore, but we also have great community organizations and wonderful people – town employees, Phippsburg Elementary School staff, and full-time and summer residents. All of us together are what make Phippsburg such a special place to live and visit.
The calculated amount of taxes for 2013 was $1,153.00. This year our contribution to the Town of Phippsburg was $2,612.00, covering the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Of the remainder, $1,000.00 was allocated to the towns 200th Anniversary celebration fund, and a further $1,000.00 went to Phippsburg Elementary School. It’s an honor to pay our share — and to be a part of the community of Phippsburg, Maine.
We appreciate your support…so that we can show our support of our community.
Our Newest Property
Due to the generous support of Phippburg citizens old and new, and some grants from like minded non-profit organizations,PLT was able to acquire the new McDonald Sanctuary at Spirit Pond. This acquisition, adjacent to the state land at Spirit Pond, protected the east shore of Spirit Pond (along Rte. 209) from any future development, as well as the stream that empties into the north eastern end of this important tidal embayment.
The Land Trust is a volunteer organization. We rely on the volunteer help of interested members of our community like yourself! If you are willing to help please call or email Lynn Kay at email@example.com . No experience is needed.