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  • Description 30 Acres of Wetlands of Special Significance 35 Acres of Wooded Uplands 6 Acres of Old Field 15 Acres of Valuable Intertidal Resources

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  • Basin Cove Curtis Cove Project Pursuing Harpswell’s Conservation Vision
  • A Conservation Opportunity
  • Preserving a piece of Harpswell
    • Two beautiful oceanfront properties are for sale in South Harpswell
    • 87 acres and 1900 shorefront with valuable wetlands and wildlife habitat
    • HHLT plans to purchase and make available to public
    View slide
  • Land for sale View slide
  • Location of Project
    • South Harpswell
    • Basin Cove near Pott’s Harbor
    • Curtis Cove on Middle Bay
    • Casco Bay
  • Part of Harpswell’s Open Space Plan
    • Located in Open Space Plan Focus Area
    • Large part of Basin Cove Curtis Cove Focus Area
  • Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
    • Mission : to preserve Harpswell’s natural environment, wildlife, open spaces, islands, shoreline for future generations
    • Project Goal: to preserve Basin Cove/Curtis Cove properties in order to:
    • 1. Protect marine resources
    • 2. Preserve habitat
    • 3. Enhance public access and recreation
  • What will we protect?
  • Protecting Marine Resources
    • Commercial and recreational fishing
    • High value shellfish in both coves
    • Eel grass habitat
    • Priority fish of Casco Bay
    • Core of our economy
  • Protecting Clamming
  • Protecting Fishing
    • 8 USFWS High Priority Fish: e.g.. Blueback Herring, Stripped Bass
    • 12 Fish Species use habitat of Casco Bay; e.g.. Cod, Mackerel, Halibut
    • Lobster
  • Protecting Water Quality
    • Preserves water quality in Pott’s Harbor and Middle Bay
    • Impacts on Casco Bay, An Estuary of National Significance
    • Protects groundwater quality
  • Protecting Critical Wildlife
    • Wetlands, woodlands, fields, intertidal zones protect high priority wildlife
    • 53 of 91 of USFWS priority species
    • 17 of 32 priority shorebirds
    • Endangered and threatened birds, including roseate tern, peregrine falcon, bald eagle
  • Protecting Critical Wildlife
  • Protecting Critical Wildlife
    • Photos of
    • Barred Owl
    • Great Blue Heron
    • Warbler
    • Great-crested Flycatcher
    • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    • Flying Squirrel
    • Northern Leopard Frog
  • Protecting Critical Shorebirds
    • Photos of shorebirds
  • Enhancing Public Access and Recreation
    • Historic recreation site
    • Hiking, hunting, birding, fishing, outdoor education
    • Access for clam diggers, mussel harvesters, worm diggers
    • Views Mt Washington
    • Enjoying Curtis Cove
  • Campaign Budget
    • Acquisition: $865,000
    • Other Costs: $75,000
    • Stewardship: $30,000
    • Total: $970,000
  • Sources of Funding
    • Federal and state grants (50%)
    • HHLT funds (10%)
    • Casco Bay Estuary Project (1%)
    • Maine Coast Heritage Trust (1%)
    • Private Donations (38%)
    • Raised to date: $320,000
  • How Can I Get Involved?
    • Visit the property
    • Donate: No gift is too large
    • Tell your neighbors
    • Join the fund raising team
    • Vote for Town allocation
  • Basin Cove Curtis Cove Benefits
    • Project Benefits
    • Protection/Access to Clam Flats
    • Protection Fish Nurseries and Marine Water Quality
    • Drinking Water Protection
    • Wildlife Habitat Conservation
    • Public Recreation and Scenic Resources
    • Preservation of Community Character
    • Who Will Benefit
    • Fishermen
    • Clammers
    • Harpswell Residents
    • Visitors
    • Wildlife
  • Contact Information Reed Coles 207-721-1121 [email_address]