Southern Maine Outreach Coordinator
Region: Southern Maine
A Connecticut native, Maggie Cozens (she/her) grew up along the forests and coasts of southern New England where she developed an enduring love for nature and outdoor recreation. While obtaining her M.S. in Environmental Science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Maggie conducted research related to salt marsh community dynamics, sea turtle conservation, and blue carbon. She also coordinated outreach for environmental education workshops within the Wilmington area. After this brief stint in the southeast, Maggie returned to New England to work as the education coordinator at a nature preserve in southwestern Connecticut. There, she directed the preserve’s summer camp and delivered countless education programs and outreach events to the community year-round.
Maggie can often be found in the woods or on the water. She is a tall-ship sailor, kayaking instructor, and avid hiker. Although passionate about all things outdoors, she has a soft spot for wetlands: salt marshes, vernal pools, bogs – you name it! Currently, she resides in Brunswick with her partner and their aloof husky. In the evenings, she is an adjunct lecturer of Environmental Science at a community college.
Maggie has been with MCHT since April 2022
On land conservation: “At the heart of land and wildlife conservation, ironically, is people. I have found that connecting people to the natural environment is crucial to both the ongoing protection of our wild spaces and to the well-being of entire communities.”
On the job: Maggie is responsible for cultivating relationships with community members and coordinating outreach programming on MCHT’s Southern Maine preserves.