Fields Pond Foundation
Assisting community-based nature and land conservation organizations.

Recent Environmental Grants

Last update April 2018

   
Appalachian Mountain Club 10,000
Toward reconstruction of the Lonesome Lake Trail in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire.
   
Aquidneck Land Trust 10,000
Toward the permanent protection of Spruce Acres Farm, a 23-acre former tree farm on Aquidneck Island of Rhode Island.
   
Avalonia Land Conservancy 15,000
Toward the acquisition of the Dyer, Boyd, and Dutka properties totaling 528 acres spanning Griswold, North Stonington, and Preston, Connecticut.
   
Barnstable Land Trust 10,000
Toward the acquisition of the Shaw’s Lane Connector for the Cape Cod Pathways, a 3.5-acre linkage in West Barnstable, Massachusetts.
   
Bear-Paw Regional Greenways 5,000
Toward the permanent protection of Bennett Island, a 10-acre island in Bow Lake near Strafford, New Hampshire.
   
Boothbay Region Land Trust 20,000
Toward protection of Oak Point Farm, 32 acres with over 1/3-mile saltwater shoreline and ancient shell middens in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
   
Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust 3,500
Toward trailwork at Woodward Cove in Brunswick, Maine.
   
Buzzards Bay Coalition 15,000
Toward the permanent protection of Indian Rock Farm, 61 acres along Nasketucket Bay in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.
   
Chocorua Lake Conservancy 8,000
Toward a conservation easement protecting public views of the Chocorua Lake Basin National Historic District in Tamworth, New Hampshire.
   
Dan Hole Pond Watershed Trust 7,500
Toward creation of the Charles Norman Munroe Preserve, 180 acres adjoining the Pine River State Forest in Ossipee, New Hampshire.
   
Essex County Greenbelt Association 20,000
Toward the acquisition of Woodland Acres, 45 acres of forest and wetlands in Rockport, Massachusetts.
   
Finger Lakes Land Trust 15,000
Toward trailwork, stabilizing the gorge section and adding kiosks and wayfinding on the Lick Brook Trail in Ithaca, New York.
   
Forest Society of Maine 5,000
Toward a conservation easement on 1,100 acres adjacent to Mt. Blue State Park near Rangeley, Maine.
   
Francestown Land Trust 8,000
Toward the acquisition of 120 acres on the west face of Crotched Mountain in Bennington, New Hampshire.
   
Francis Small Heritage Trust 2,000
Toward construction of a new summit trail in the Sawyer Mountain Highland Preserve in Limington and Limerick, Maine.
   
Friends of the Shetucket River Valley 10,000
Toward the acquisition of the Bombero property, 97 acres bordering the Shetucket River in Sprague, Connecticut.
   
Great Barrington Land Conservancy 2,500
Toward trail reconstruction including new bog bridging, boardwalk section, and viewing platform at Pfeiffer Arboretum in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
   
Great Works Regional Land Trust 4,000
Toward the expansion of the Orris Falls Conservation Area in South Berwick, Maine.
   
Hilltown Land Trust 20,000
Toward permanent protection of over 1,000 acres of wildlife habitat and working forest spanning Westhampton, Williamsburg, and Chesterfield, Massachusetts.
   
Island Heritage Trust 4,000
Toward providing public access to Wotton Nature Preserve, a 43-acre preserve on Little Deer Isle in Maine.
   
Kennebec Land Trust 10,000
Toward the acquisition of 158 acres, adding to the Mount Pisgah preserve in Winthrop and Wayne, Maine.
   
Kestrel Land Trust 7,500
Toward providing public access to the 65-acre Greenberg Family Conservation Area in Westhampton, Massachusetts.
   
Land Trust Alliance 10,000
Toward record management training for small and all-volunteer land trusts in Massachusetts.
   
Maine Appalachian Trail Club 3,734
Toward trail improvements in the Baldpate and Kennebec sections of the Appalachian Trail in Maine.
   
Maine Coast Heritage Trust 20,000
Toward the permanent protection of 80 acres on Woodward Point in Brunswick, Maine.
   
Maine Island Trail Association 2,000
Toward interpretative signage on the water trail around Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay.
   
Massachusetts Audubon Society 25,000
Toward the protection and restoration of a 600-acre former cranberry bog into resilient freshwater coastal wetlands in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
   
Merryspring Nature Center 2,000
Toward construction of the Staircase Trail at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden, Maine.
   
Midcoast Conservancy 10,000
Toward the acquisition of the 290-acre Campbell property on the Sheepscot River in Liberty, Maine.
   
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust 25,000
Toward the expansion of a conservation corridor between the Quabbin Reservoir and Mt Wachusett with the acquisition of 332 acres in Phillipston & Barre, Massachusetts.
   
National Forest Foundation 7,500
Toward a new “Bridge Four” near Hermit Lake Shelter on the Boott Spur Trail in the White National Forest of New Hampshire.
   
Nature Conservancy, Massachusetts 15,000
Toward the acquisition of Woloski Park, 12.5 acres along the Taunton River in Middleborough, Massachusetts.
   
Nature Conservancy, Vermont 7,500
Toward improving accessibility to trails at Black Mountain Natural Area in Dummerston, Vermont.
   
Northern Connecticut Land Trust 5,000
Toward the protection of Nipmuck Woods, 86 acres of upland forest with large wetlands and multiple vernal pools in Stafford, Connecticut.
   
OARS: for the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers 6,000
Toward the survey, cleanup, restoration and mapping of put-ins on the Concord River in Massachusetts.
   
Opacum Land Trust 10,000
Toward the permanent protection of the 76-acre Dingley Dell/Thomas Nature Preserve in Brimfield, Massachusetts.
   
Orleans Conservation Trust 15,000
Toward the addition of the 1.7-acre Braddocks Way to the White's Lane Conservation Area in Orleans, Massachusetts.
   
Piscataquog Land Conservancy 10,000
Toward the acquisition of 102 acres on the Nissitissit River in Brookline, New Hampshire.
   
Saco Valley Land Trust 10,000
Toward the acquisition of the 39-acre Chretian property in Biddeford, Maine.
   
Sanford Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust 6,000
Toward the acquisition of the Blanchard parcel, 79 acres of diverse habitat and identified rare butterfly population in Sanford, Maine.
   
Sippican Lands Trust 10,000
Toward construction of an accessible boardwalk and observation platform on the Osprey Marsh on Planting Island Cove in Marion, Massachusetts.
   
Southeast Land Trust 15,000
Toward the permanent protection of the 1,500-acre Stonehouse Forest in Barrington, New Hampshire.
   
Stow Conservation Trust 20,000
Toward the permanent protection of Carver Hill Orchard and small farm in Stow, Massachusetts.
   
Sudbury Valley Trustees 12,000
Toward the permanent protection of Horse Meadows Knoll, 45 acres of woodlands and wetlands spanning Harvard and Boxborough, Massachusetts.
   
The 300 Committee 25,000
Toward protection of Tony Andrews Farm in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
   
The Georges River Land Trust 7,500
Toward the creation of accessible pathways amidst the outdoor wooden sculptures at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing, Maine.
   
The Trust for Public Land 15,000
Toward the protection of Rolston Rest, 2792 acres in the Green Mountains spanning Chittenden, Mendon, and Killington, Vermont.
   
Town of Lancaster 6,000
Toward the expansion of Town Forest by acquisition of 27 acres in Lancaster, Massachusetts.
   
Upper Saco Valley Land Trust 10,000
Toward the acquisition of 529 acres of timberland along the Saco River in Conway and Albany, New Hampshire.
   
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department 10,000
Toward the addition of 280 acres including Bullhead Pond to the Green Mountain Conservation Camp in Castleton, Vermont.
   
Vermont River Conservancy 2,500
Toward an access easement and trail with boat launch on the Missisquoi River in Richmond, Vermont.
   
Wabanaki Cultural Preservation Coalition 5,000
Toward the permanent protection of the Nibezun parcel, 85 acres of historical tribal land on the Penobscot River in Passadumkeag, Maine.
   
White Oak Land Conservation Society 10,000
Toward the permanent protection of 48 acres and creation of the Wadsworth Brook Conservation Area in Holden, Massachusetts.
   
York Land Trust 5,000
Toward expanded parking and a new trail from the land trust headquarters to the Smelt Brook Preserve in York, Maine.
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