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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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