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Conserving the Historic Blaisdell Property

Updated: Feb 25, 2020

Overlooking Great Pond for Wildlife, Water Quality and Community

Aerial view from Mt. Phillip towards The Mountain, including Blaisdell Property (approximate location on inset)

7 Lakes Alliance has taken a key step toward conserving water quality, wildlife habitat, traditional uses and recreational access near the shores of Great Pond by acquiring 119 acres from the Blaisdell family. The family’s ancestors settled in Rome as far back as the 1780s.

“I could not be more pleased that your organization has our grandfather’s property.” – Michael Blaisdell

In 2018, Stanley Blaisdell’s grandchildren reached out to 7 Lakes hoping to sell the land while still honoring their grandfather’s wish that the land be conserved. We at 7 Lakes saw a perfect fit with our own vision – a continuous corridor between two adjacent conserved properties, Mt. Phillip and The Mountain (named Blaisdell Hill on the 1856 map of Kennebec County).

On April 30, 2019, made possible by a conservation loan from Norcross Wildlife

Foundation, 7 Lakes bought the land, capturing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to forever ensure public access to this historic land. To learn more and contribute to this historic project, explore our website or call us at (207) 495-6039.


Click here for Part 2 - Additional information on the Blaisdell Property.




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