Land Trust to Hold Annual Meeting

The Francestown Land Trust will be holding their annual meeting on Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Francestown Old Meeting House in the center of Francestown. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with light refreshments being served. The meeting will commence at 7 p.m., and after the annual report, guest speaker Mike Silver will present.

Local photographer Mike Silver will share his stories and photos taken over the past 30 years. Silver has spent hours in the woods hunting, fishing, taking photos — all the time learning about wildlife.

Founded in 1986, FLT is dedicated to protecting natural land areas in Francestown and nearby environs. A registered 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, FLT can hold and monitor conservation easements, help negotiate land transfers, and, with public support, purchase sensitive properties. FLT is a completely volunteer organization that relies on private donations for its work and is separate from the town Conservation Commission.

Currently the organization owns properties totaling 819 acres, including the Rand Brook Forest. All land owned by FLT is open for public use. In addition, FLT holds conservation easements on 24 privately owned properties, helping to protect an additional 1,554 acres. The total protected area is 2,398 acres.

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