Dem Govs Get It Done: Gov. Janet Mills Announces Five New Major Land Conservation Projects

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Today, Gov. Janet Mills announced five new land conservation projects — the first to be funded under the Land for Maine’s Future program that Gov. Mills reinvigorated with $40 million in the most recent state budget.

“Maine people value the outdoors,” said Gov. Mills, “and each of these projects represents an exceptional opportunity to preserve working land, expand opportunities for outdoor recreation, protect important deer habitat, and ensure public access for the enjoyment of future generations.”

The fund was almost entirely depleted under former Gov. Paul LePage before Gov. Mills and the legislature added $40 million to the Land for Maine’s Future program.

Now, the new projects will protect working lands and wildlife habitats and preserve public access to lakes, rivers, scenic views, and mountain vistas.

“Gov. Janet Mills is giving new life to a land conservation program that the LePage administrations left behind,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “Thanks to her investment and commitment to improving Maine’s lands, Maine families will be able to enjoy beautiful outdoor spaces for generations to come.”