The Massawippi Conservation Trust was established to conserve land adjacent to Lake Massawippi and its tributaries and provide stewardship services in perpetuity.
MCT’s conservation efforts are focused on undeveloped land on the west slopes of Lake Massawippi, stretching over six kilometers and rising up to the high ridge. Massawippi Conservation Trust protects land adjacent to lake Massawippi and its tributaries by:
- acquiring land through either purchase or donation
- establishing easements or servitudes on land
- helping landowners understand the ecological and tax benefits of limiting the types of activities permitted
- helping landowners understand the potentially disastrous effect of over-development on the overall well-being of the Massawippi watershed.