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Presidents Message

Excitement abounds with Friends of Wilson Pond Area, Inc. First, the generous gift of 15.85 acres by Charlie and Barbara Adams to Friends expanded land conservation on Lower Wilson Pond.

In February 2023 anonymous donors gifted $160,000 to us and in March anonymous donors gave securities worth $40,000 to Friends. The generous donation and the securities are donor restricted funds and can only be used for specific purposes, one of which is a Stewardship Fund which will allow for maintenance and improvements upon both the Adams Preserve and our 1998 Conservation Easement. Thank you donors-you take our breath away!!!!

Friends applied for and received a property tax exemption from the town of Greenville on the Adams Preserve. The Board of Directors will consider a donation each year to the town in lieu of taxes. All this activity led to the formation of a Finance Committee and an Anonymous Contributions Committee.

The Finance Committee created an account at Camden National Bank to accept securities and invested the cash gift in Certificates of Deposit at Camden National Bank and Bangor Savings Bank.

The 2023 Ice Out Contest winners are Ed Linz and Melissa Tweedie. Congratulations!

Please mark your calendars NOW for events all summer long!

Sincerely, Kay Johnson, President

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