Environmental Education/StewardshipEnvironmental Education/Stewardship: Conservation Partners
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Contact Information
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
6 Herndon Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone:
888-SAVEBAY
(888-728-3229)
Email:
chesapeake@cbf.org

www.cbf.org

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation(CBF), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization supported by more than 116,500 members, is a leader in environmental education and advocacy, resource protection and habitat restoration. Our mission is to reduce pollution, improve water quality, restore habitat and replenish the Bay's fisheries. CBF has nationally recognized programs and a staff of 165 employees working throughout the watershed in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. In addition, CBF operates 15 outdoor environmental education programs in Pennsylvania, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's headquarters is also L.L.Bean's home base for our Mid-Atlantic Outdoor Discovery School's sea-kayaking workshops. The Philip Merrill Environmental Center is perhaps one of the world's "greenest" buildings. Situated on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Maryland, the Merrill Center reflects CBF's mission to Save the Bay®. The Merrill Center makes a great base of operations because of the fantastic location and its use of green building practices. Among its environmentally friendly features are composting toilets that don't release polluting nitrogen into the Bay and the use of recycled materials in its construction.

To support the environmental education interests of our neighbors in Columbia, Maryland, we have established the L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Fund. This fund provides local middle and high school students with the opportunity to participate in CBF programs. L.L.Bean also provides funding for an environmental information campaign and has donated a fleet of kayaks and camping equipment for use by participants of CBF programs.

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Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed

Contact Information
P.O. Box 5003
Augusta, ME 04332-5003
Phone:
207-621-4100
Email:
mail@watershedfreinds.com

www.watershedfriends.com

Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed
The Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed (FOCW) was established in 2001 with a mission to "protect and improve the 28 lakes and streams of the Cobbossee watershed." The watershed is located in the Kennebec Valley region of central Maine. With a growing membership of over 2,000, FOCW has gained local, state and national recognition for their innovative approaches to outreach, program development and constituency building.

Invasive aquatic plants continue to threaten the ecology and economy of Maine's pristine fresh waters. L.L.Bean has partnered with the FOCW to help increase public awareness of this menace by funding the construction of a pilot "Boat Wash Station" at a public boat launch site in 2005. A how-to guidebook will also be developed as a resource manual for others, with seed money being made available through an application process in 2006.

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Hurricane Island Outward Bound School

Contact Information
75 Mechanic Street
Rockland, ME 04841
Phone:
800-341-1744
Email:
info@hurricaneisland.org

www.hurricaneisland.org

Hurricane Island Outward Bound School
Since 1964, Maine's Hurricane Island Outward Bound School has helped students develop confidence, self-reliance, concern for others and respect for the environment through rigorous, adventure-based outdoor programs. The school is one of four wilderness programs for open enrollment participants of Outward Bound USA.

The Outward Bound process, called "experiential learning," is based on the belief that people learn best in challenging environments which require them to make choices, take responsible action, acquire new skills and work with others. "Classrooms" are located worldwide, in the mountains and on the sea, and focus on balancing fun, challenge and adventure.

Like Outward Bound, L.L.Bean believes time spent outdoors contributes greatly to an individual's well-being. For this reason, we provide 30 Outward Bound scholarships to Maine students annually.

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Leave No Trace, Inc.

Contact Information
P.O. Box 997
Boulder, CO 80306
Phone:
800-332-4100
Email:
info@LNT.org

www.LNT.org

Leave Leave No Trace
Leave Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (LNT) promotes and inspires responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Their programs teach outdoor enthusiasts how to reduce their impact on wild lands and to practice conservation in their daily lives. As more people begin to recreate on our public lands, the Leave No Trace principles become increasingly more important to follow during all outdoor pursuits. Your decisions today impact how you recreate outdoors tomorrow.

L.L.Bean has partnered with LNT for over 10 years. Through L.L.Bean's financial support, LNT helps to educate users who make the Leave No Trace principles standard practice. L.L.Bean's Outdoor Discovery Schools model and teach the LNT principles in all courses.

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Maine Conservation School

Contact Information

P.O. Box 188
Bryant Pond, ME 04219
Phone:
207-665-2068
Email:
mcsops@megalink.net

www.meconservationschool.org

Maine Conservation School
The Maine Conservation School provides quality outdoor education and experiential education on environmental issues to students of all ages and incomes. The school is committed to fostering an understanding and appreciation of the natural world so that young people will practice sound principles of conservation in their communities.

Through our financial support and donations of products, L.L.Bean has enhanced the school's opportunity to offer traditional outdoor experiences.

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Maine Lakes Conservancy Institute

Contact Information

P.O. Box 55
Nobleboro, ME 04555
Phone:
207-563-LAKE (5253)
Email:
mlci@mlci.org

www.mlci.org

Maine Lakes Conservancy Institute
The Maine Lakes Conservancy Institute (MLCI) is a nonprofit environmental education organization dedicated to understanding, preserving, and sustaining the health and values of Maine's lakes, as well as the communities dependent upon them. The mission of MLCI is to educate people about the environment and affect their behavior towards natural resources, particularly the lakes of Maine. Throughout the summer, MLCI provides interactive educational programs for civic organizations and, during the school year, MLCI conducts its award-winning Lake Science Education Program with middle schools across the state of Maine. Both programs are designed to increase the level of stewardship shown towards our lakes. By taking children and adults onboard the MLCI mobile floating classroom to investigate Maine's lakes with hands-on activities, the organization helps raise their awareness, increase their appreciation, and broaden their understanding of how lakes work, and why they are such an important resource.

L.L.Bean recognizes the importance of MLCI's programs and helps fund their Lake Science Education Program for Maine's middle schools. Together, MLCI and L.L.Bean are dedicated to creating better stewards for today and leaders for tomorrow.

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The Maine TREE Foundation

Contact Information

P.O. Box 5470
153 Hospital Street
Augusta, ME 04332-5470
Phone:
207-621-9872
Email:
info@mainetreefoundation.org

www.mainetreefoundation.org

The Maine TREE Foundation
The Maine TREE Foundation (MTF) educates and advocates for the sustainable ecological, economic and social health of Maine's forests and the people whose livelihood depends on the forest products industry. The vision of the Maine TREE Foundation is to have the public view the Maine forest community with understanding, pride and respect for its healthy forest ecosystems, forest professionals, scientific forest management and sound public policies. MTF accomplishes this goal by developing and sponsoring education programs for schools, the government, the media and the general public. Partnerships within the forest community and programs that support forest owners, workers and users also aid in the effort.

L.L.Bean has funded the MTF with general support as well as specific support for Project Learning Tree, an award-winning environmental education program for grades K-12.

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Rippleffect

Contact Information
P.O.Box 441
Portland, ME 04112
Phone:
(207) 791-7870
Email:
cowisle@maine.rr.com

www.rippleffect.net

Rippleffect
Rippleffect is a community-based organization utilizing experiential education practices to empower youth and cultivate them into responsible stewards of the environment. Through kayaking in Maine’s Casco Bay, Rippleffect provides youth with tools for achieving personal and professional success and connects them to their environment in a manner that engenders wonder and respect.

L.L.Bean funds Rippleffect’s Youth Leadership Summit which brings together youth from Maine to gain technical skills through hands-on stewardship opportunities, challenge course work, and sea kayaking.

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Student Conservation Association

Contact Information
689 River Road
P.O. Box 550
Charlestown, NH 03603
Phone:
603-543-1700
Email:
ask-us@theSCA.org

www.theSCA.org

Student Conservation Association
Founded in 1957, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America's leading provider of national and community conservation service opportunities, outdoor education and leadership training for young people. SCA is building the next generation of conservation leaders and inspiring lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging diverse young people in hands-on service to the land.

L.L.Bean's support for SCA spans three decades. In addition to being the official outfitter of SCA, L.L.Bean provides sponsorship for the SCA Conservation Crew program that annually places hundreds of high-school-age youth at public land conservation service projects throughout the country. L.L.Bean is also funding the National Park Steward program that will place L.L.Bean-sponsored crews in several national parks.

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Tin Mountain Conservation Center

Contact Information
P.O. Box 1170
Conway, NH 03818
Phone:
603-447-6991
Email:
tinmtn@tinmtn.org

www.tinmtn.org

Tin Mountain Conservation Center
For the past 25 years, Tin Mountain Conservation Center has fostered appreciation of the natural environment among children, adults and families through hands-on experiences. Tin Mountain environmental education programs are presented in all Maine and New Hampshire schools in the greater Mt. Washington Valley. There are also over 20 summer nature camp sessions that enrich the lives of nearly 300 children ages 4 to16 years, as well as weekly Community Nature Programs, which invite families and adults to learn about and explore the natural communities of the area.

L.L.Bean has provided support for a Nature Learning Center to be built on Tin Mountain's 98-acre sanctuary in Albany, New Hampshire during the summer of 2005. Annual L.L.Bean support underwrites the Community Nature Program Series, including natural history programs, slide lectures, hikes, and other field trips that increase conservation awareness in the community.

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