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  • Record Crop at Erickson Fields

    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!

  • Erickson Fields Wellness Trail Offers Easy Access for All Ages

    MCHT recently opened its Erickson Fields Wellness Trail, a 1.4-mile loop trail that introduces visitors to more of its 93-acre preserve. The trail crosses a pasture marked by stone walls, and then enters a woodland where wolf trees have grown up from former pasture.

  • Preserve Trips Showcase Coastal Conservation

    Nearly 200 people participated in MCHT’s fifteen preserve trips this summer, which included casual walks and relaxing boat tours, as well more rigorous hikes and coastal paddles.

  • Land Trusts Speak Up

    In 2015, the land trust community stepped up to address a series of controversial bills in Augusta. The Governor’s decision to hold up the Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) program for the second time in two years stole most of the headlines. However, the legislature also addressed whether land trust preserves should be taxed and numerous other bills with conservation implications.

  • Conservation Funds in Limbo

    In March, Governor Paul LePage announced that he was once again preventing the Land for Maine’s Future Board from borrowing or spending voter-approved land conservation funds.

  • Casco Bay Islands Beckon

    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.

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