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The Land Council is now receiving proposals for grant funding for 2014-2015 for science and environmental awareness projects.  Deadline for submission is Monday, December 1, 2014.  The request for proposal letter, the proposal form and a list of past award winners, are available here.



© Greg Hinson NantucketStock

© Greg Hinson/NantucketStock

The Nantucket Land Council continues to vigorously defend the frivolous ownership claims made by the Cape and Islands Boy Scouts Council on land owned by the Nantucket Camp Richard Boy Scout Association.

This past summer, the Cape Council along with support from Hingham, MA-based Atlantic Development Corporation sued specific individuals of the Camp Richard Association for criminal intent and claimed ownership of almost 100 acres of land abutting the State Forest. The Cape Council would like sell off portions of the land to Atlantic Development president D.J. Mackinnon for a large scale residential development.

The sale and subsequent development is completely contrary to exemplary environmental stewardship displayed by the Camp Richard Association through the years. The Land Council and the Camp Richard Association is currently seeking to throw out this vindictive and meaningless lawsuit affirming the long standing ownership of this important ecologically sensitive area.

For the past forty years the Camp Richard Association has poured countless hours of time and energy into the property, including spending thousands of donated dollars for creating and maintaining facilities utilized by on-island and visiting scouts. We ask that you support our efforts to defend our local Scouts and protect this vital property. You can make donations online here on the website or mail in your checks to NLC, P.O. Box 502, Nantucket, MA 02554.