Capital Campaign



trickeyWe’ve passed the million dollar mark!

Seven years ago, LEA’s review of the status of lake science in Maine convinced us of the need for an initiative to harness new testing techniques, equipment and research to avert significant ecological and economic degradation. The Maine Lake Science Center campaign was begun in 2015 to construct staff and operate the first facility in Maine dedicated to supporting lake research and resilience. The campaign has received $1,079,446 to date and seeks to raise $1,450,000 to fund the Center through 2020, at which point we expect it will be self-supporting through grants, contracts and fees.

As of December 2017, 234 individual donors have contributed a total of $697,941, with an additional $264,745 in pledges.

$646,250 has been raised through the generous support of these foundations:

An Anonymous Family Foundation
The Betterment Fund
The Margaret Burnham Charitable Trust
The Davis Conservation Foundation
The Fields Pond Foundation
The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Foundation
The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation
The Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust
The Nine Wicket Foundation
The Norcross Wildlife Foundation
The Patagonia Environmental grant
The Strauss Foundation
The Nine Wicket Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation

The Maine Community Foundation

The Elmina Sewall Foundation

Please help us finish the campaign by sending your tax-exempt donation to the Maine Lake Science Center Fund to                                                                               LEA at 230 Main Street, Bridgton, ME  04009. Thank you!

Lakes Environmental Association, 230 Main Street, Bridgton, Maine, 04009