Make a Forever Impact

Scenic views. Clean water. Thriving wildlife. Trails for everyone to enjoy.  

These are just a few of the things that you can help conserve forever when you join us as we work to Keep Merrymeeting Clean.

Two years ago, hundreds of donors came together in service of a vision, a shared aspiration to preserve the rural character of their community and for future generations. That vision – your vision – became the Birch Ridge Community Forest, 2,000 acres of prime forestland overlooking Merrymeeting Lake filled with wildlife, gorgeous views, and public trails.

Today, we can continue this journey and Keep Merrymeeting Clean by protecting Mount Molly and expanding Birch Ridge – and thanks to a group of generous leadership donors we can get there twice as fast.

Big or small, your gift will be doubled, and will have double the impact!

Your gift will protect 500 acres of the flanks and tops of Mount Molly and expand Birch Ridge, adding 640 acres to the Birch Ridge Community Forest.

Click below to watch an exclusive video and learn more about this effort!
To succeed, SELT needs to raise a total of $1.5 million, which will cover the purchase price of the two properties adjoining Birch Ridge as well as transaction costs (boundary survey, title work, hazardous waste review, habitat inventory, and more), capital improvements, and long-term stewardship funds for both Mount Molly and Birch Ridge.

Thanks to a US Forest Service grant of $485,000, we have just over $1 million remaining to be raised to protect Mount Molly and expand Birch Ridge.

Learn more, share, and give at   Ready to give? All pledges and gifts will be matched. The matching challenge ends October 26, 2020 – so don’t delay – contribute or pledge today. To have a confidential conversation about your giving options, please contact me on my mobile phone at 603-686-4676 or send me an email at

We need your support to protect Mount Molly and expand the Birch Ridge Community Forest for future generations to enjoy – thank you!  

Warm wishes,
Brian Hart Executive Director, SELT