Damariscotta Lake is beautifully unspoiled and only an hour from Maine's largest city, Portland.
Over the past decade land values have risen dramatically and development pressure is acute. Kieve-Wavus currently owns or protects about five miles of lake frontage. Just across the cove from Kieve is over a mile of undeveloped land owned by the same family since 1933.
The "Southover" land is close, wonderfully unspoiled, and creates a barrier that protects our view and the quality of the lake's water. Acquiring this land allows us to keep it forever wild and dark at night, protect important habitat and allow our Kieve and Wavus campers, students and families access to it forever.
The land abuts "Rolling Acres Farm," a 133-acre lakefront property purchased about a year ago by Maine Farmland Trust, Maine's leader in protecting farmland, having been involved in close to 200 projects that have permanently conserved over 25,000 acres statewide. The Trust intends to sell Rolling Acres Farm after placing a conservation easement on it, and thus is seeking a conservation-minded buyer for this amazing 133-acre lakefront property.
The Southover property is an unspoiled gem that can never be replaced. The acquisition of this land is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect vital resources, protect our view, and provide untouched lakefront property for our campers to experience Maine in its natural state.
Please help us acquire this land by sending us a generous check to: Kieve-Wavus Education, Inc., PO Box 169 - Nobleboro, ME 04555 or to make a secure online gift, click here.
Read more in a recent Lincoln County News article (PDF).