Bequests have played a major role in the success of the organization and they will continue to be very important.  The aim of the Legacy Society is to have people consider naming the Trust in their will in any amount.  Collectively, these donations will work to have the beauty and character of Kennebunkport maintained for future generations, a worthy goal indeed for all who love this special place.


To date, legacy gifts have helped to:

· Create the Kennebunkport Greenbelt including purchases in the Smith Preserve, expanding the Emmons Preserve, and the Batson River Trail

· Purchase Timber Point and Timber Island so they are forever protected

· Build the KCT’s headquarters on Gravelly Brook Road

· Establish the Trust In Our Children’s education program which offers curriculum & field trips for every grade at Consolidated Elementary School

· Fund free nature-based education programs for our members

· Restore Goat Island Lighthouse

· Creat a trail system throughout town that now extends over 15 miles

· Provide wildlife habitat, scenic vistas, public access to our shoreline and the opportunities for countless families to make memories that will last a lifetime

· Preserve access to the Kennebunk River watershed at the Grist Mill property and provide a dock to launch canoes and kayaks

· Create the Pasco Fund from Henry & Pricilla Pasco established KCT’s endowment & the Appleton Endowment

· Establish the Emmons Preserve donated by Steve & Natalie Emmons

· Develop the Lifelong Learning Center donated by Mary Susan & Charles Leahy


We invite you to become a forever member of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust by joining our Legacy Society.  A legacy gift in the name of conservation will ensure that your estate is everlasting.  A legacy gift from your estate can be designated to whatever you are most passionate about, whether it be land acquisition, education, Goat Island Light, or the overall health of the organization.  Your future gift will always be needed, most welcome and greatly appreciated!  Please contact Tom or Lisa for more information at 207.967.3465 or email