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Richard Curtis

In this interview, Richard Curtis provides insights into his involvement with the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust and Gorham Land Trust, spanning from the late 1980s to the mid-2010s. Curtis discusses his initial introduction to the Land Trust, his role in stewardship activities, and the organization's evolution. He emphasizes the importance of conserving local land, creating public access to natural spaces, and engaging with the community. The interview explores the challenges faced by the Land Trust, including financial constraints and misconceptions about land conservation. Curtis reflects on his leadership roles, from chairing the Stewardship Committee to becoming the board president. The interview touches upon significant moments, such as the expansion of the Land Trust's geographical scope, the name change to Presumpscot Regional Land Trust, and collaboration with other regional organizations. Curtis highlights the efforts to increase membership, fundraising, and strategic planning.






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Suggested citation: Curtis, Richard, Presumpscot Regional Land Trust Archive, November 30, 2023, by Galen Koch, 10 pages, Maine Sound and Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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