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In August and September, volunteer Invasive Plant Patrollers mapped the shorelines to identify invasive species on 13 waterbodies in the Rangeley Lakes Region.

For the 20th year, Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is conducting courtesy boat inspections at public boat launches in the Rangeley Lakes region. Since its inception, Inspectors have educated over 25,000 boaters and visitors to the Region on the larger bodies of water: Cupsuptic, Mooselookmeguntic, Richardson, and Rangeley Lakes since the program began. This year, 2,391 inspections occurred between May and September.

Dick, co-founder of RLHT, partnered with Edward Kfoury and many others to conserve lands around Mooselookmeguntic Lake in 1991.

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust (RLHT) presented its Angus King Award for Conservation Excellence to Richard “Dick” Spencer at their annual gathering on August 12th.

Dark sky conservation benefits wildlife and their habitats by reducing human health and safety risks, saving energy, and reducing costs.

Dr. Leonard Bachman has been participating in the Maine Audubon Annual Loon Count for over 20 years, held annually on the third Saturday of July. Even at 97 years old, he loves participating; it has become a family tradition.

Since the Rangeley Birding Festival we have been conducting Breeding Bird Surveys along strategically identified routes across the Kennebago Headwater project area.

Our founder, colleague, and friend, Ed Kfoury, passed away early on Wednesday, May 18, at his winter home on Sanibel Island, Florida.

Ed was a force of nature. He was a powerful advocate and agent for conservation in the Rangeley Region and across the State of Maine, founding the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust in 1991 with friends who understood the urgency of conserving the Rangeley Region. His passion, tenacity, and ability to connect with and motivate people helped launch Maine’s current era of conservation. He was active and engaging till the very end.

Each of us is unique and irreplaceable, but clearly, we will never see his like again. Together, we can do our best to build upon the foundation he laid.

Stop by when you’re in town to meet our new Natural Resource Specialist.

Funding will help permanently protect nearly 1,000 wetland acres and local fish and wildlife.

Read the full press release from collins.senate.gov below.