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Supported Grantees

Store-supported grantees receive funding through our Retail Grants Program. These organizations identify and work on the root causes of problems and approach issues with a commitment to long-term change.

National Audubon Society’s Seabird Restoration Program

Bremen, ME

National Audubon Society’s Seabird Restoration Program

This group develops techniques for restoring seabirds to historic ranges and encourages their protection and appreciation worldwide.

Friends of Baxter State Park

Belfast, ME

Friends of Baxter State Park

Friends of Baxter State Park exists to preserve, support and enhance the wilderness character of Baxter State Park.

Friends of Messalonskee

Oakland, ME

Friends of Messalonskee

Friends of Messlaonskee aims to preserve and protect the Messalonskee Lake (also known as Snow Pond) watershed through environmental programs, community outreach and education.

Friends of Casco Bay

South Portland, ME

Friends of Casco Bay

Friends of Casco Bay aims to improve and protect the environmental health of Casco Bay through monitoring water quality, advocacy, education and collaborative problem-solving.

Natural Resources Council of Maine

Augusta, ME

Natural Resources Council of Maine

Natural Resources Council of Maine seeks to protect, conserve and restore Maine’s environment through legislative and policy work, conservation programs, and advocacy campaigns.

Lake Stewards of Maine

Auburn, ME

Lake Stewards of Maine

The mission of the Lake Stewards of Maine is to promote lake stewardship and help protect Maine lakes through widespread citizen participation in the gathering and dissemination of credible scientific information pertaining to lake health.

Mousam and Kennebunk Rivers Alliance

Kennebunk, ME

Mousam and Kennebunk Rivers Alliance

Mousam and Kennebunk Rivers Alliance seeks to improve the ecological health of the Mousam and Kennebunk river watersheds for wildlife and people.

Maine Conservation Alliance

Augusta, ME

Maine Conservation Alliance

Maine Conservation Alliance encourages Maine’s environmental community to pass forward-thinking conservation laws, mobilizes citizens to become informed voters and advocates for policies that protect the environment.

Maine Rivers

Yarmouth, ME

Maine Rivers

Maine Rivers seeks to protect, restore and enhance the ecological health of Maine’s river systems.

Hurricane Island Foundation’s Center for Science & Leadership

Rockland, ME

Hurricane Island Foundation’s Center for Science & Leadership

Through experiential, place-based education and research opportunities, this group inspires individuals to become impassioned change leaders and informed citizens to confront environmental challenges.

Maine Lakes Society

Belgrade Lakes, ME

Maine Lakes Society

Maine Lakes Society protects and preserves the values and benefits of Maine’s lakes, ponds and watersheds through science-based action, education and advocacy.

Conservation Law Foundation

Portland, ME

Conservation Law Foundation

CLF protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people, using the law, science and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities and sustain a vibrant economy.

Make an Impact

Understanding the Fascinating Life Cycle of Native Plants — Wild Seed Project

Event from Wild Seed Project

Vinalhaven, ME, United States

Understanding the Fascinating Life Cycle of Native Plants

Wild Seed Project

Co-hosted with Vinalhaven Land Trust at Pleasant River Grange No. 492. In this slide talk, Heather will show you the fascinating reproductive life cycle of New England native plants and explain how we can change our landscape practices to support wild plant reproduction, pollinators, and other wildlife. Heather will also

Understanding the Fascinating Life Cycle of Native Plants with 7 Lakes Alliance in Belgrade — Wild Seed Project

Event from Wild Seed Project

Belgrade, ME, United States

Understanding the Fascinating Life Cycle of Native Plants with 7 Lakes Alliance in Belgrade

Wild Seed Project

In this slide talk, Heather will show you the fascinating reproductive life cycle of different types of New England native plants and explain how we can change our landscape practices to support wild plant reproduction, pollinators, and other wildlife. Heather will explain simple outdoor seed sowing that anyone can do

Restoring Maine’s Meadows Workshop — Wild Seed Project

Event from Wild Seed Project

Falmouth, ME, United States

Restoring Maine’s Meadows Workshop

Wild Seed Project

In this class, we will explore how to create and manage a meadow that supports native plant species. Join Heather McCargo, Executive Director of Wild Seed Project, to learn what it takes to create a native meadow from scratch, how to diversify an existing meadow, and ways to transition a

Why Going Native Matters; Beauty, Biodiversity and Resilience — Wild Seed Project

Event from Wild Seed Project

Long Island, ME, United States

Why Going Native Matters; Beauty, Biodiversity and Resilience

Wild Seed Project

Join Heather McCargo, Founder and Executive Director of Wild Seed Project, at Oceanside Conservation Trust’s Annual Meeting (OCT), for this slide presentation. Heather will cover the many reasons we should care about our regions’ native flora and bring these native plants back into our developed landscapes. She will then explain

Show Me the Native Plants Presentation in Ellsworth — Wild Seed Project

Event from Wild Seed Project

Ellsworth, ME, United States

Show Me the Native Plants Presentation in Ellsworth

Wild Seed Project

Heather McCargo, founder and Executive Director of Wild Seed Project, will do a slide talk, “Show Me the Natives.” She will talk about a diverse collection of recommended native plants for landscaping in a variety of different site conditions — sunny moist, sunny dry, shady, and acidic woodland. She will

Native Plant Walk at Birdsacre — Wild Seed Project

Event from Wild Seed Project

Ellsworth, ME, United States

Native Plant Walk at Birdsacre

Wild Seed Project

Co-hosted with Ellsworth Garden Club. Heather McCargo, founder and Executive Director of Wild Seed Project, will lead one of her popular plant walks, highlighting the surprising diversity of species native to Maine and species that are adaptable to gardens. Learning to recognize native species is the first step in conserving

Bringing Nature Home Presentation by Doug Tallamy — Wild Seed Project

Event from Wild Seed Project

Saint George, ME, United States

Bringing Nature Home Presentation by Doug Tallamy

Wild Seed Project

Come hear the dynamic Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, speak on how we all can bring nature into our yards and support our region’s biodiversity with this deeply informative, fun, and clear call to action.

Robert P. Tristram Coffin Wildflower Sanctuary Native Plant Walk with Heather McCargo — Wild Seed Project

Event from Wild Seed Project

Woolwich, ME, United States

Robert P. Tristram Coffin Wildflower Sanctuary Native Plant Walk with Heather McCargo

Wild Seed Project

This beautiful woodland sanctuary reaching down to Merrymeeting Bay is home to many interesting native forest plants as well as some rare salt marsh species along the shore. Come learn about these plants and enjoy the beauty of our native landscape. Co-sponsored by Native Plant Trust and Maine Audubon.

Native Plantings at the Fort Williams Park Children’s Garden — Wild Seed Project

Event from Wild Seed Project

Cape Elizabeth, ME, United States

Native Plantings at the Fort Williams Park Children’s Garden

Wild Seed Project

The children’s garden at Fort Williams Park is a dynamic play area planted with a wide variety of native plants. It is visually stunning with a shallow pond, bubbling stream, cave, granite slide, lookout tower, and many other features amongst the plants that attract native pollinators and birds. Tour the

Fort WiIliams Park Cliff Trail – Restoring the Ecology of a Park — Wild Seed Project

Event from Wild Seed Project

Cape Elizabeth, ME, United States

Fort WiIliams Park Cliff Trail – Restoring the Ecology of a Park

Wild Seed Project

Written about in this year’s volume of Wild Seed by James McCain, Fort Williams Park has worked to remove invasive species and restore native plant communities on this popular trail along the cliffs. Join James, the former ecology project manager, to view the progress made in this restoration project! Andrea

Oppose Central Maine Power’s Transmission Line through Maine — Natural Resources Council of Maine

 from Natural Resources Council of Maine

Augusta, ME, United States

Oppose Central Maine Power’s Transmission Line through Maine

Natural Resources Council of Maine

CMP’s proposed 145-mile transmission line would harm forests & wildlife, suppress our renewable energy industry, and could increase climate change emissions, all without any clear benefit to ME or MA.

Save the Right Whale from Extinction — Conservation Law Foundation

 from Conservation Law Foundation

Portland, ME, United States

Save the Right Whale from Extinction

Conservation Law Foundation

Scientists estimate that fewer than 440 North Atlantic right whales remain on Earth. If we don’t act now, this already endangered species could become extinct in our lifetimes. Take action now!

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