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  • I Had No Idea: It Takes a Community to Keep a Land Trust Running

    I thought my biggest lesson of the summer would be related to building trails or learning how to operate tools I hadn’t used before. I had no idea that my appreciation for land trusts would grow significantly—not only from learning about the stewardship aspect, but the community aspect as well.

  • Experience the Moody Beauty of Muscongus Bay

    Working along Maine’s nearly 5,000 miles of shoreline, we get to know the unique character of every bay. Muscongus, between John’s Bay and Penobscot Bay, is especially mercurial.

  • Learning Something New Every Day

    On my first day on the job at Coastal Mountains Land Trust in Camden, after shaking hands with everyone in the office, I hopped in the truck with another intern, Max, and we sped off to the hardware store appointed with the task of purchasing roofing shingles. That’s right, roofing shingles…

  • An Artist, a Letter & an Island

    If Maine Coast Heritage Trust can raise the rest of the funds to acquire Monroe Island in Owls Head and turn it into a public preserve, it will forever remain one of the largest undeveloped islands in the region. Just a short distance from an MCHT preserve on the mainland, this is about as accessible as islands get—and MCHT is working with the town of Owls Head to make it even more so.

  • Get Out On the Water & Into the Natural World of Vinalhaven

    Think you need a boat of your own to get to Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s island preserves? Well, think again. For example, Vinalhaven, the largest and most populated island in Penobscot Bay, is a 75-minute ferry ride from the mainland and offers expansive preserves and undeveloped islands for exploration—plus a peek into life on an unbridged island.

  • An Open Letter to Future Land Stewards

    “I applied for Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Conservation Internship thinking that this experience was going to be something that I would be very comfortable with and do with ease. But in the first week working at Mahoosuc Land Trust, I realized that I had a lot to learn.”

  • Jane’s Picks for Kid-Friendly Preserves

    Here are some of Jane’s picks for kid-friendly MCHT preserves up and down the coast, where you can share your love for nature with the people who stand to benefit from it the most: kids.

  • Volunteers Making a Difference on the Maine Coast

    It’s not even July and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust Stewardship staff has already covered a lot of ground—thanks in part to all the volunteers who have pitched in. We are so grateful to all who give their time to help MCHT care for the coast!

  • With Spring Comes New Life at MCHT’s Aldermere Farm

  • MCHT Names Barbara Vickery as Recipient of the 2017 Espy Land Heritage Award

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