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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. [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. [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. [more]

MCHT Sponsors Spring Bird Festivals

Over Memorial Day Weekend, MCHT Regional Steward Kirk Gentalen led two trips for the Downeast Birding Festival. The following week, Regional Stewards Billy Helprin and Terry Towne guided bird enthusiasts on more than a half dozen trips in and around Mount Desert Island. The weather cooperated and the birds were plentiful, a perfect combination for spring days on the Maine coast. [more]

Tending Future Crops

The long winter is slowly becoming a faded memory. As it does, we welcome Maine's short, but fruitful growing season. In recent weeks, this has become evident on two of MCHT's preserves: Erickson Fields in Rockport and Babson Creek in Somesville. Both protected properties have become growing centerpieces of community agriculture within their respective areas. [more]

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