On Dec. 27, 2018, Midcoast Conservancy acquired its newest preserve: The Long Meadow Brook Preserve in Nobleboro and Waldoboro. These 179 acres are rich in wildlife with a mix of forest, wetlands, and streams flowing through the woods. Long Meadow Brook Preserve straddles the Damariscotta Lake and Medomak River watersheds.
This unique parcel of land was donated by long-time members Frederick and Patrice Ficken to protect, in perpetuity, the rich diversity of this ecosystem for the earth and future generations. Fred says "It is reassuring to know this land will be protected for the wildlife, trees and natural habitat, forever, and the only changes are those nature creates."
The preserve is open to the public for low-impact outdoor recreational, hunting by permission, and educational activities. Midcoast Conservancy plans to develop and open trails on the property in the coming years. Says Director of Conservation Anna Fiedler, “We are so grateful to the Fickens for gifting this resource that will keep Damariscotta Lake clean. It will make a tremendous difference for both wildlife and people who live in and visit the Nobleboro area.”
Midcoast Conservancy’s mission is to protect and promote healthy lands, waters, and communities through conservation, outdoor adventure, and learning. For more information, go to midcoastconservancy.org or call (207) 389-5150.