Trust Director Dwayne Shaw announced the plans last week and was enthusiastic about the project. “This is one of the few privately owned parcels on the upper river which flows directly to the Great Heath and, in addition, it comes with a right of way that will be important for public access. The four wheel drive access road ends up near the river at a popular brook trout fishing location where canoes are launched. Between the access and the important salmon and trout habitat, this is a super high priority project – but we need to raise the remaining $35,000 over the next six weeks to make it happen.”
The parcel was offered as a “bargain sale” to DRLT by fishing enthusiasts and DRLT members Paul and Joyce Patterson of East Machias.
The public is asked to direct questions or donations to Downeast Rivers Land Trust, PO Box 201, Columbia Falls ME 04623 or call 483-4336 for campaign packets.