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  • State and Municipal Funds Bolster Coastal Land Conservation

    2014 was a strong year for land conservation projects on Maine’s coast, many of which received funding from state and municipal sources. Projects ranged from protecting popular hunting and fishing areas, to expanding downtown riverfront access to ensuring scenic islands remain available to the public for outdoor exploration.

  • Embracing a Winter Wonderland

    Maine people have enjoyed prime snow and ice conditions throughout the state this winter – between shoveling snow, clearing roofs and finding ways to stay warm! In fact, Maine Coast Heritage Trust has hosted a number of recent events offering a wide variety of ways to embrace the winter season.

  • Governor LePage Withholding Land Conservation Funding

    For the second time in three years, Governor Paul LePage is holding up voter-approved bond funds from the State’s Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) Program.

  • Nature Blog Shares Stories

    With striking sunsets, soaring bald eagles, and lounging seals there is something around every corner of Vinalhaven for even the most casual observers. Since 2007, MCHT Steward Kirk Gentalen has been collecting and showcasing these observations on a community supported nature blog.

  • Lessons at Erickson Fields

    This fall, MCHT partnered with three experiential learning school programs at our Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport. The collaboration proved fruitful for eight young gardeners eager to engage with nature, serve their community, and attain personal, educational goals.

  • 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.

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