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Public Access and Outdoor Programming Expanded

The new wellness trail at Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport

In 2015, Maine Coast Heritage Trust enhanced public access to conserved lands and expanded outdoor programming to enrich the lives and benefit the health of thousands of Mainers.

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Learn about the Maine Land Trust Network, a program of MCHT that builds and sustains the quality and effectiveness of land conservation organizations statewide, or find your local land trust.

Help Protect Maine’s Coast

  • Lower Weskeag Fields and Forests

    In partnership with Georges River Land Trust and the Maine Department of Island Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Coast Heritage Trust is leading an effort to conserve 238 acres on the lower Weskeag.

  • Help Protect High Island

    MCHT has an opportunity to protect this scenic island centrally located between Long Cove and Tenants Harbor in Saint George.


  • Casco Bay Islands Call

    January 7, 2016

    Over the past two years, Maine Coast Heritage Trust has unveiled a handful of new preserves in Casco Bay, increasing the number of destinations for local boaters to explore. Last spring, with support from local businesses and volunteers, MCHT improved infrastructure on these and other conserved lands throughout the region.

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  • Maine Governor Reverses Position

    December 17, 2015

    In an unexpected turn of events, Governor LePage announced on December 14 that he intends to work with the Treasurer to issue all available LMF bonds in 2016.

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  • Partnership with L.L. Bean Improves Access to Conserved Lands

    December 8, 2015

    In partnership with LL Bean, Maine Coast Heritage Trust has awarded six grants totaling $22,750 to enhance public access to conserved lands.

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  • Record Crop at Erickson Fields

    November 18, 2015

    In 2015, MCHT’s Teen Agricultural Crew (TAg Crew) set a new production record at our Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport, shattering last year’s total with a 76% increase. Thanks to the bounty, the crew distributed more than 20,000 pounds of fresh vegetables throughout the community!

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