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Land for Maine's Future Supports MCHT Projects

For the first time since 2010, the award-winning Land for Maine's Future (LMF) program has granted voter-approved bond funds to land conservation projects around the state. On July 15, the nine-person board agreed to invest more than $9 million on 30 projects, including four proposals sponsored by MCHT. Read more.

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Maine Land Trust Network

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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

  • Help Protect High Island

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

    Maine Coast Heritage Trust is working to raise $925,000 by September 2014 to purchase and conserve the Goslings Islands in Harpswell.

  • Clapboard Island Campaign

    Maine Coast Heritage Trust is nearing our goal to conserve the northern half of Clapboard Island thanks to a recent $150,000 contribution from MCHT. Your support today will help us cross the finish line by August 15.

MCHT News

Conserving a Birding Mecca: Weskeag Marsh

Through the work of many partners, a wild expanse along one of midcoast Maine's largest tidal marshes will soon be permanently protected and accessible for public recreation. Maine Coast Heritage Trust holds a purchase option to acquire 220 undeveloped acres along the Weskeag River estuary between Thomaston and Rockland. [read more]

Restoring Eelgrass Beds

This June, for the fifth year in a row, MCHT has worked with the Frenchman Bay Partners on an effort to restore eelgrass beds. This critical natural resource provides habitat, serves as a food source, and helps to stabilize the ocean floor. [read more]

Remembering Richard Rockefeller

All of us at Maine Coast Heritage Trust are grieving the loss of Richard Rockefeller and extend heartfelt condolences to his family. Beloved for his bright mind and genuine warmth, Richard had an enthusiasm for living and a passion for Maine that infused and enriched those who knew him. [read more]

Read the Summer 2014 Maine Heritage Newsletter