Past Projects

Since its launch in 2008, the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program (MNRCP) has awarded over $20 million in competitive grants to non-profit groups, municipalities and public agencies to help restore, enhance and preserve wetlands and other important habitats at 130 project sites across Maine. This section provides a look at past projects that have been funded.

Project Title Project Sponsorsort ascending Funding Round/Year MNRCP Funds Awarded MNRCP Region Project Type
Hunter Cove-Lewin Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust 2016 $160,000 Central and Western Mountains Fee Acquisition
Fixing Furbish Phase I Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, USFWS 2018 $134,550 Southern Maine Tidal marsh restoration
Third Lake Stream Restoration Project SHARE 2018 $65,000 Central and Eastern Lowlands Restoration/Enhancement
Indian River - Farnsworth Pleasant River Wildlife Foundation 2012 $114,480 Downeast Maine Fee Acquisition
Caribou Bog - Birmingham Orono Land Trust/Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 2015 $185,000 Central Interior and Midcoast Fee Acquisition
Caribou Bog - Dorion Orono Land Trust 2012 $223,300 Fee Acquisition with Restoration or Enhancement
Taylor Bait Ponds Restoration Orono Land Trust 2018 $62,300 Central Interior and Midcoast Restoration/Enhancement
Caribou Bog Central Orono Land Trust 2019 $330,000 Central Interior and Midcoast Fee Acquisition
Mattawamkeag/Eagle Pond Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 2011 $115,000 Central and Eastern Lowlands Fee Acquisition with Restoration or Enhancement
Brookings Bay Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 2009 $66,903 Central Interior and Midcoast Fee Acquisition
Morgan Meadow - Maloney Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 2009 $167,851 Southern Maine Fee Acquisition
Scarborough Marsh - Gervais Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 2009 $6,342 Southern Maine Invasives removal
Spectacle/Dam Ponds Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 2010 $186,857 Central Interior & Midcoast Fee Acquisition
Eliot Wildlife Passage Structure Maine Department of Transportation 2019 $120,000 Southern Maine Culvert Replacement
Pollard Flat Wildife Management Area - Sherman Acquisition Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 2020 $201,375 Aroostook Hills and Lowlands Fee Acquisition
Clark Island Wetlands Restoration Maine Coastal Habitat Foundation 2009 $107,937 Central Interior and Midcoast Fill removal, restoration
Smelt Cove Wetlands Maine Coast Heritage Trust 2017 $150,000 Central Interior and Midcoast Fee Acquisition with Restoration or Enhancement
Long Cove Wetlands Maine Coast Heritage Trust 2014 $290,000 Central Interior & 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
Kate Furbish Preserve Stream Restoration Maine Coast Heritage Trust 2013 $136,000 Central Interior and Midcoast Dam Removal
Perley Pond/Northwest River Loon Echo Land Trust 2013 $136,000 Southern Maine Fee Acquisition
Deering - Northwest River Loon Echo Land Trust 2019 $30,000 Southern Maine Fee Acquisition
Steele Forest Addition Kennebunkport Conservation Trust 2010 $75,000 Southern Maine Fee Acquisition
Little Cobbossee Lake - Oatway Kennebec Land Trust 2011 $155,000 Central Interior & Midcoast Fee Acquisition

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