Land Preservation 

The New England Forestry Foundation and the Downeast Lakes Land Trust say the $35 million raised will protect 445 miles of lake shore on 60 lakes and 1,500 miles of riverfront in Washington County.

About a third of the money is from federal and state grants, a third from foundations and the other third from individuals.

The groups say the completed project adds on to a block of more than 1.3 million contiguous protected acres spanning the Maine-New Brunswick border. The land will remain open for traditional uses, such as hunting, fishing, other types of outdoor recreation and timber production.