Exeter resident Martha Pennell has made a remarkably generous offer to the Southeast Land Trust: she will donate her 13 acres of scenic land to the organization so long as we commit to keeping it forever undeveloped. Named in honor of Martha’s aunt, Emma Kimball, the “Kimball Reserve” will be a community treasure, providing a place to enjoy nature and take a leisurely walk in the woods. To accept this gift, the Land Trust is seeking $27,000 in donations by the end of the year. Donate here.Read more: Kimball Reserve Offered as Community Resource
Meeting to Confirm Merger with Strafford Rivers Conservancy
Based on the legal advice from our attorneys, the Southeast Land Trust is calling a special meeting of our members on October 9th, 7pm, at the Exeter Public Library. The purpose of this meeting is to confirm the Board’s approval of the merger with the Strafford Rivers Conservancy. This step is being taken out of an abundance of caution to ensure our compliance with New Hampshire state law. Plan of Merger (12.97 kB)
Read more about the merger here.Read more: Special Membership Meeting Called
We recently presented Diane and her family a photo album highlighting our conservation successes since she joined our organization in 2008.Read more: Remembering Diane
It was 1947. World War II had just ended. Veterans were returning home, communities like Rye were returning to normal, and Charles Rand, an unmarried man with deep roots in this classic coastal community probably didn’t even realize that in four short years, he’d be married. Charles came from a family that had understood the importance of forests to not only nature, but the economic value they provided to families and communities.
Now, nearly 70 years later, this love of family, land, and community will be furthered by a mother’s decision to honor her son and her husband through the gift of 100 acres to the Southeast Land Trust and the establishment of the Charles E. Rand Memorial Forest.Read more: Giving from the Heart
Our mission: To protect and sustain the significant lands in our communities for clean water, outdoor recreation, fresh food, wildlife, and healthy forests.
Our vision: Conserved lands in every community, sustaining people and nature.Read more: Our Mission
In early 2013, the Southeast Land Trust embarked on a comprehensive planning process to explore and evaluate our region, our work, and our vision for the future. Our goal was to ensure our work remains relevant to the people and communities we serve by re-envisioning the role of a land trust in these changing times. You can download a summary of the Strategic Plan by clicking on this link: Strategic Plan 2014-2018 (4.12 MB)Read more: A Renewed Mission and Vision