The DeWick Farm field in the early morning mist.

The DeWick Farm field in the early morning mist.

In fall 2013, Stephen DeWick representing the DeWick Family, signed a conservation easement for the DeWick Farm on Phipps Point in Woolwich.

A previous generation of the DeWick family purchased the Farm one hundred and ten years ago from Lincoln Bailey. The property is unique and features 57 acres that span across the peninsula with shoreline on both Brookings and Montsweag Bay. The Farm and this spectacular land means a great deal to the three DeWick siblings who decided to donated this easement to KELT. They gained their love of the outdoors and the environment being raised on the Farm.

 Walking the 'Tote Road' through the property's managed woods. 

Walking the 'Tote Road' through the property's managed woods. 

Jack Witham, KELT Board President, said, “An easement that is donated is special and shows the deep connection to the land for this family.” A conservation easement is a legal tool that limits development on farm, forest land and other natural and community places.  Landowners continue to own, manage, and can sell their land; however the conservation easement held by the land trust permanently remains on the property. 

“The conservation easement along with continued forest management under my family’s stewardship, will assure this land remains undeveloped and natural for future generations. As a family we are proud to have made this commitment to protect our land”, said Stephen DeWick.

 

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