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Saltwater Farm in Bernard Conserved for Public Access

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) recently acquired a 10-acre saltwater farm in Bernard. With support from donors to its recent Mount Desert Island Land Conservation Initiative, MCHT purchased the property from the Kelley family who have lived there for over half a century. Read more.

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Help Protect Maine’s Coast

  • Long Point, Machias Bay

    MCHT has an opportunity to expand the Long Point Preserve in Machias Bay and increase access for clammers, hikers, and birdwatchers.
  • 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.
  • Help Improve New Clapboard Island Preserve

    Maine Coast Heritage Trust has purchased 15 acres on the northeast corner of Clapboard Island, but we still need to raise additional funds to pay for ongoing stewardship.


Getting Outdoors in Lubec

This fall Maine Coast Heritage Trust's Regional Steward Melissa Lee joined Lubec Outing Club members on foot and by bike, as they played outdoors and explored their rugged coastline. [read more]

Pond Island Paradise

Thanks to a generous donation, Pond Island is now a MCHT preserve that offers visitors spectacular views in all directions--from Mount Desert Island to Isle au Haut. [read more]

Mahoney Island Joins Refuge

This marks the 11th land transfer that MCHT has made to the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge over the past decade--a partnership focused on protecting and restoring Maine's seabird populations. [read more]

Read the Summer 2014 Maine Heritage Newsletter

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