The Windham Land Trust was founded in 2000 by a group of Windham residents determined to save a pristine piece of Windham land from development. This work led to the successful acquisition of the 105 acre Black Brook Preserve and recognition that ongoing land preservation was important to retaining open space and the unique character of Windham.
Today, the mission of the Trust is to preserve the natural resources of the town of Windham, including agricultural land and other ecologically important open space, with a special emphasis on the preservation of Black Brook which flows through the town to the Presumpscot River. In addition we work with the community to educate residents in the benefits of land preservation.
The Windham Land Trust protects open space by seeking gifts of undeveloped land, such as fields, wetlands and woodlands. Donors may give their land outright, or may give the development rights in the form of a conservation easement. Because the Windham Land Trust is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with federal tax-exempt status, donors will benefit from tax deductions or reductions that are associated with a charitable gift. If you have land you would like to see preserved and protected for years to come, please contact the land trust.
As the pace of development in southern Maine increases, Windham residents should understand the importance of open space preservation. Land that is under WLT protection will be preserved, according to the wishes of the donor, as permanent open space, kept in its natural state for the benefit of all residents of the town.
The Windham Land Trust is always looking for people who have an interest in protecting open space. Please contact us if you are interested in supporting our mission.