The Frances Perkins Center will honor Steven Hufnagel, executive director of Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, at 4 PM on June 26th at the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark. This special event recognizes the importance of the partnership between Coastal Rivers and the Frances Perkins Center to preserve the Perkins Family Homestead so future generations may learn from the legacy of Frances Perkins.
Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, a new organization formed by the unification of Pemaquid Watershed Association and Damariscotta River Association (DRA) holds and monitors a conservation easement over much of the 57-acre Perkins Homestead, ensuring that its natural and cultural resources are protected. In his capacity as lands stewardship and executive director of DRA, and now of Coastal Rivers, Steven has played a quiet but essential role in caring for this nationally significant property for the past decade, and continues to advocate for its preservation as a community resource.
Speaking at the event will be Greg Paxton, executive director of Maine Preservation, also a valued partner working with the Frances Perkins Center in our efforts to protect the Perkins Homestead, which is named this year on his organization’s Maine’s Most Endangered Historic Places List. He will speak to the importance of preserving notable historic sites.
The awards ceremony will include tours of the property. Attendees will receive information about preservation and future use plans for the Perkins Homestead site, which will include expanded public use once safe access and visitor amenities are in place. Light refreshments will be served.