Past Projects

Since its launch in 2008, the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program (MNRCP) has awarded over $13 million in competitive grants to non-profit groups, municipalities and public agencies to help restore, enhance and preserve wetlands and other important habitats at 95 project sites across Maine. This section provides a look at past projects that have been funded.

Project Title Project Sponsor Funding Round/Yearsort ascending MNRCP Funds Awarded MNRCP Region Project Type
Fixing Furbish Phase I Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, USFWS 2018 $134,550 Southern Maine Tidal marsh restoration
Josias Woods York Land Trust 2018 $430,000 Southern Maine Fee Acquisition
Sherman Marsh Northern Headwaters Damariscotta River Association 2018 $99,500 Central Interior and Midcoast Fee Acquisition
Spring Point, Hog Bay Frenchman Bay Conservancy 2018 $94,500 Downeast Maine Fee Acquisition
Taylor Bait Ponds Restoration Orono Land Trust 2018 $62,300 Central Interior and Midcoast Restoration/Enhancement
Third Lake Stream Restoration Project SHARE 2018 $65,000 Central and Eastern Lowlands Restoration/Enhancement
Tiger Hill Forest The Trust for Public Land/Loon Echo Land Trust 2018 $480,000 Southern Maine Fee Acquisition
Blandings Park Wildlife Sanctuary Addition Blandings Park Wildlife Sanctuary 2018 $40,000 Southern Maine Fee Acquisition
Magalloway River-Howe Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust 2017 $175,000 Central and Western Mountains Fee Acquisition
Penjajawoc Marsh-Walsh Bangor Land Trust 2017 $242,500 Central Interior and Midcoast Fee Acquisition with Restoration or Enhancement
Smelt Cove Wetlands Maine Coast Heritage Trust 2017 $150,000 Central Interior and Midcoast Fee Acquisition with Restoration or Enhancement
Surry Forest Wetland Crossing Remediation Blue Hill Heritage Trust 2017 $45,500 Central Interior and Midcoast Culvert Replacement
Smelt Brook Intertidal Restoration Downeast Salmon Federation 2017 $133,456 Downeast Maine Fee Acquisition with Restoration or Enhancement
Bell's Brook Conservation Downeast Coastal Conservancy 2017 $26,000 Downeast Maine Fee Acquisition
Hansen Pond Three Rivers Land Trust 2017 $407,000 Southern Maine Fee Acquisition
Garey Mill Road Wetlands York Land Trust 2017 $140,500 Southern Maine Fee Acquisition
Walnut Hill IV-Roberts Three Rivers Land Trust 2017 $129,375 Southern Maine Fee Acquisition
Sherman Marsh Headwaters-Louderback Damariscotta River Association 2016 $173,000 Central Interior and Midcoast Fee Acquisition
Meadow Brook Wetlands Maine Coast Heritage Trust 2016 $95,000 Central Interior and Midcoast Fee Acquisition
Old Pond-Dembska Maine Coast Heritage Trust 2016 $110,000 Downeast Maine Fee Acquisition with Restoration or Enhancement
Beaverdam Stream Fish Access Restoration Downeast Salmon Federation 2016 $80,000 Downeast Maine Fee Acquisition with Restoration or Enhancement
Suckfish Brook II - McDermott Way Town of Falmouth 2016 $245,260 Southern Maine Fee Acquisition with Restoration or Enhancement
Hunter Cove-Lewin Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust 2016 $160,000 Central and Western Mountains Fee Acquisition
Surry Forest Wetlands Blue Hill Heritage Trust 2016 $495,000 Central Interior and Midcoast Fee Acquisition with Restoration or Enhancement
Muddy & Cathance River Corridor Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust 2016 $220,000 Central Interior and Midcoast Fee Acquisition with Restoration or Enhancement

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