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CCLT Applies for Accreditation! Nov. 17, 2011

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This Fall the Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust is applying for national accrediation status from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. CCLT's application submission is the culmination of an intensive three-year effort to meet the hightest standards and practices in the land trust community. Only three other land trusts in Maine have achieved this status. We are proud to be leading the charge for smaller, volunteer-based land trusts.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs and recognizes organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting natural places and working lands forever.

As a member and friend of CCLT, we invite you to submit comments to the Land Trust Commission regarding your intereaction with the Trust. Comments must be signed and relate to how CCLT complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of our land trust - acquisition, stewardship, financial and general operations. For more about the Commission and for the full list of standards see www.landtrustaccreditation.org.

Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 112 Spring Street, Suite 204, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. You may also make comments via the Commissions website. Comments regarding CCLT's application will be most useful if received by November 10, 2011.

Thank you very much,

Penny Asherman President

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