Daniel and Suzanne Goldenson of Bremen made a further gift of land to the Medomak Valley Land Trust at their annual meeting held on Friday, Dec. 3 that will complete the Karl F. Berger Preserve on Bremen Long Island.

The gift consists of an additional 15 acres, including a cove and 700 feet of deep water frontage on the eastern shore of the 165-acre preserve.

In 2007 the Goldensons donated 165 acres to create the preserve, which covers the center of Bremen Long Island, shore to shore, with more than a half-mile of ocean frontage.

It was named in memory of Karl F. Berger, a former Bremen Selectman who died suddenly in 2007 and who had been a very active and community-spirited Bremen leader.

Working closely with MVLT and the Bremen Conservation Commission, the Goldensons sought to preserve a major part of the 850-acre island which had several hundred residents who were farmers and fishermen in the days before paved roads and electricity on the mainland.

Today, Bremen Long Island is the summer home for about 25 families, many of whom have owned their properties for generations. The Berger Preserve is accessible from Hockomock Channel, on the western shore, and extends more than 4,000 feet to the eastern shore where the swift ocean current inspired the name “Flying Passage.”

The newly donated cove on the eastern shore provides the opportunity for the land trust to develop a safe access point for visitors arriving by motor boat or kayak. The western access is also within a protected cove, and is the starting point of a trail that will extend into the wooded parcel and across to the eastern shore. Trails, signage and brochures will be developed this spring by MVLT and the Conservation Commission.

Daniel and Suzanne Goldenson live at Twin Maples Farm, just off Keene Neck Road in Bremen. They have taken an active role in land preservation over the years, beginning with the donation of 50 acres to Maine Audubon for a bird sanctuary within walking distance of the Audubon’s facilities that serve Hog Island at the top of Keene Neck Road. When several large tracts became available on Bremen Long Island in 2004, they decided to preserve one-fifth of the island for the outdoor enjoyment of area residents.