One year after Damariscotta River Association and Pemaquid Watershed Association joined forces to become Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, Coastal Rivers has made public the organization’s new logo.
The colorful graphics feature a belted kingfisher looking out over a colorful landscape. According to Executive Director Steven Hufnagel, the kingfisher is meaningful to the organization and its mission for a number of reasons.
“As a bird that nests on land and fishes in both fresh and salt water, the kingfisher speaks to the connection between healthy land and clean water. Also, in local Native American lore, the kingfisher was known as a hunter of unparalleled skill, who teaches by example – which ties in the theme of education,” said Hufnagel.
Coastal Rivers is a non-profit, nationally accredited land trust with active programs in land conservation, water quality, trails and public access, and nature education in the Damariscotta-Pemaquid region.
The logo was designed by Coastal Rivers Communications and Outreach Manager Hannah McGhee.