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GrowSmart Maine recently received two grants to implement our work in the coming year

The Elmina B Sewall Foundation provided $20,000 in support of the organization’s mission.  This grant is made through the Healthy People Healthy Places/Integration of Environment and Human Well-being program area that supports organizations using a deliberate, unified approach to enhancing well-being, prosperity and resiliency of people, communities and nature. “The resources offered by the Sewall…

New Resource for Local Advocacy

June 25 2018 GrowSmart Maine continues to add quality resources to our resource library. Check out our newest addition: A guide to Local Outreach & Advocacy This and other resources on protecting farmland, reducing sprawl, housing solutions and more are available here: Educational Briefs

Save the Historic Tax Credit & the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit!

  GrowSmart Maine Executive Director NancySmith was invited to be part of a roundtable hosted by Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree to share stories of how the proposed federal tax reform bill cuts valuable and proven programs & deductions and will hurt Mainers and Maine communities. From a dairy farmer to a real estate advocate, it…

GrowSmart Maine’s Opinion: No on Question 2 in Portland

November 3, 2017 Members of GrowSmart Maine’s Board of Directors published an Op Ed piece in Portland Press Herald in opposition to the Question 2 on the Portland Ballot as it would allow the feelings of a very few to dictate growth in the city. Click HERE to see the full commentary piece on the…

2017 Summit Press Coverage

The GrowSmart Maine 2017 Summit & Annual Meeting was a great success! The Summit was held in Westbrook on October 18th, 2017 and included panel presentations & walking tours in the downtown followed by relevant smart growth topics discussed by experts from around Maine & beyond. WGME CBS 13 was on site and made this…

GrowSmart Maine Walkability Forum in Bangor a Success!

Multiple Bangor area news outlets visited the Sept 19th Forum: The Case For Walkability – Health, Economic Development, and Sustainability hosted by GrowSmart Maine and a collection of local organizations and individuals. The event was held in the new Bangor Arts Exchange space in the Nichols Building on Exchange Street. Three breakout sessions and a…

Katahdin Communities Celebrate Making Headway

PRESS RELEASE 8/23/2017 The Katahdin Region is seeing much change, as residents actively seek out new opportunities for dormant paper mill properties and the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument completes its first year within the National Park Service. GrowSmart Maine worked with community members from Medway, Millinocket and East Millinocket on a short-term project…

GrowSmart Maine Exec Director Nancy Smith on Maine Calling Thursday May 11, 1p & 8pm

GrowSmart Maine’s Executive Director, Nancy Smith, will be live in studio with the Maine Calling team from 1-2p on Thursday May 11, 2017, discussing smart growth and which issues residents, neighborhoods and developers should keep in mind when looking to grow. Maine Calling airs live on Maine Public radio at 1p and is rebroadcast at 8pm. The show…

Wilton community conversation set for May 16

WILTON — Ideas for use of a grant from the community development program Making Headway in Your Community will be presented by community members and put to a vote on Monday. A community conversation takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Calzolaio Pasta Co. The evening will include a light meal…