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May 5, 2021

Partners Bank Donates $5,000 to New Three Rivers Land Trust Conservation Project

Partners Bank's Cassandra Mosher presents big $5,000 check to Three Rivers Land Trust's Ruth Gutman and Cheri Brunault.

Partners Bank Market Manager of the Springvale and South Sanford branches, Cassandra Mosher (far left), stands with Three Rivers Development Director, Ruth Gutman (middle) and Executive Director, Cheri Brunault during a recent check presentation for the new Sanford Community Forest.

SPRINGVALE, Maine—Three Rivers Land Trust may soon acquire a new conservation property in Sanford and Partners Bank helped kickstart the fundraising efforts with a $5,000 donation.

The Sanford Community Forest, its current proposed name, will be the new project that spans more than 550 acres of forest and wetlands in western Sanford near Springvale. The undeveloped area will connect with the existing Sanford Rail Trail, as well as other conserved land.

“We are so grateful to Partners Bank for being a generous and committed community partner,” said Three Rivers Development Director, Ruth Gutman. “We look forward to connecting with more local businesses and residents to learn how the future Community Forest can most benefit the City of Sanford and surrounding towns.”

Due to its proximity to downtown Sanford, the planned trails will become an important recreation area for the city, as well as an area to serve as protection for the forest and future air and water quality. This conservation area may also become a place for education, providing research and field trip opportunities for students of all ages.

“Land conservation has become an important part of our communities,” said Bank President and CEO, Blaine Boudreau. “Partners Bank is pleased to help play a role in building this new conservation project to be shared by all.”

The fundraiser has a goal of $150,000, with more than $15,000 raised to date. If you’d like to participate in this fundraiser, visit 3rlt.org.