MCF awards $4,000 grant to Van Buren conservation project
Jun 22, 2012 | 458 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Van Buren Water District manager Skip Dumais, Forest Society of Maine Board member Michael Kelley, Sr., Aroostook County Committee member John Pelletier, and Van Buren Water District trustee Craig Troeger.
- Contributed photo
Van Buren Water District manager Skip Dumais, Forest Society of Maine Board member Michael Kelley, Sr., Aroostook County Committee member John Pelletier, and Van Buren Water District trustee Craig Troeger. - Contributed photo
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ONLINE FIRST: VAN BUREN - Forest Society of Maine Board member Michael Kelley, Sr., second from left, recently accepted a $4,000 check from Maine Community Foundation Aroostook County Fund, represented by Aroostook County Committee member John Pelletier. From left are Skip Dumais, Van Buren Water District manager; Kelley, Pelletier, and Van Buren Water District trustee Craig Troeger. The purpose of the grant is to support the successful completion of the Violette Brook Project, which will permanently protect the integrity of the Van Buren Water District's reserve water supply and also ensure public access to miles of multi-use trails on the district's 400-acre property in Cyr Plantation through the use of a conservation easement. The grant will enable the Forest Society of Maine to work with the Van Buren Water District staff and trustees to develop the conservation easement.