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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
  • Hhltbccc presentation10 09-10

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

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