Hiking Maine’s Woods, Coastline, Farmlands, and Working Waterfronts

For more than 30 years, the Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) program has protected some of Maine’s most beautiful and important natural and recreational areas. It has protected more than 600,000 acres of forests, farms, and land for recreation in all 16 counties across the state.

After years of inaction and neglect, the wildly popular LMF program is in desperate need of resources. This legislative session, lawmakers can put an LMF bond on the ballot this November—and allow Mainers to vote to fund the critical Land for Maine’s Future program.

Here at Maine Conservation Voters, we are ramping up our organizing efforts to bring awareness and action to the Land for Maine’s Future program. Over Earth Week, more than sixty individuals visited 25+ beautiful sites funded by the LMF program in 14 out of 16 of Maine’s counties!

These amazing advocates hiked deep into the woods, along Maine’s rocky coast, through farmlands, and to working waterfronts to put the spotlight on all that the Land for Maine’s Future protects including outdoor recreation, much-needed wildlife habitat, carbon sinks, and our economy.

Read on to learn about some of Maine’s wonders and hear directly about why LMF is important to these Earth Week hikers.

If you feel so inspired, please click here to reach out to your legislators to encourage them to vote in favor of an LMF bond this session.

Thank you for helping to pass LD 983: An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue to Promote Land Conservation, Working Waterfronts, Water Access and Outdoor Recreation!

It’s more important than ever that we get a bond measure on the ballot this November so we can vote to fund the Land for Maine’s Future program and conserve more land and water in Maine for now and future generations.