The Cathance River Education Alliance was created in 2000 as a living partnership among area educators, the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Topsham`s Future, and Highland Green developer John Wasileski, who agreed to set aside the Cathance River Preserve. The purpose of CREA is to encourage and sponsor environmental, historical, and cultural appreciation and enjoyment of the Cathance River watershed, a natural gem in the midst of ongoing development in Midcoast Maine. This effort will include trail construction, recreational and interpretive programs, and education resources for area students and teachers.