342,000 acres of forest to be protected

May 21, 2008 11:18:45 AM PDT
Land preservation groups announced the completion of fundraising to protect 342,000 acres of forest and hundreds of miles of remote lakefront in Down East Maine.The New England Forestry Foundation and the Downeast Lakes Land Trust said the $35 million will help protect 445 miles of lake shore on 60 lakes and 1,500 miles of riverfront in Washington County.