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Valerie DeVuyst

In this interview, Valerie DeVuyst discusses her involvement with the Windham Land Trust, starting in the late '90s. Valerie recounts the initial challenges faced by the land trust when a developer proposed building houses on a wetland property near her house. The community fought against the development for three years, eventually leading to the opportunity to purchase the land. The interview covers various aspects, including fundraising, obtaining grants, the merger with the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust (PRLT), and the challenges faced during that period.





Galen Koch, Molly A. Graham

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Suggested citation: DeVuyst, Valerie, Presumpscot Regional Land Trust Archive, November 30, 2023, by Galen Koch, 11 pages, Maine Sound and Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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