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Island Preserve Ablaze

In late September, North Haven residents and boaters who were enjoying summer-like weather in the heart of Penobscot Bay suddenly experienced scenes of Calderwood Island going up in flames. [more]

Goslings Islands Campaign Complete

Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization, today announced that it has met its fundraising goal of $925,000 to purchase the Goslings Islands in Harpswell from the family of William E. and Jean R. "Polly" Soule, and keep them open to the public. [more]

Marathon Paddle Circumnavigates MDI

In late August, MCHT Project Manager Bob DeForrest and three friends completed a 46-mile paddle around Mount Desert Island. [more]

Continuing to Preserve Long Point

Since acquiring the Long Point property in Machiasport, MCHT has been conducting a rigorous planning process to balance future visitor use and enjoyment of the preserve with protecting its natural and cultural values. MCHT has been gathering information and communicating with members of the community, including the Passamaquoddy Tribe and neighboring landowners who have shown an interest in conserving their properties. [more]

Visiting Clapboard Island Preserve

If you visit the Clapboard East Preserve, please bear in mind that the island's southern end is privately owned and has no public access. All docks and moorings are private, so boaters should be prepared to anchor and row ashore, or beach their boats on one of the landings on the island's northern end. Kayaks and other small craft can come ashore on any of the northern beaches, which connect to the trail system. [more]

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