Every 3 dollars you give will be matched with 1 additional dollar
Thanks to the Bass Family Match, every three dollars you give to Maine Coast Heritage Trust will release another dollar, making your gift go even further.
Here's what your gift will do
|$50||=||Builds four feet of bog bridging|
||=||Pays for a water test on an MCHT preserve|
||=||Creates a welcome sign at an MCHT preserve|
||=||Maintains a mile of trail for a year|
|$1,000||=||Covers the cost of monitoring two conservation easements for one year|
|$2,500||=||Brings 40 students on a field trip to an island preserve|
|$5,000||=||Provides one full summer internship|
|$10,000||=||Protects approximately one acre in midcoast Maine|
Threats to the coast
How the Campaign addresses these threats
MCHT has launched a $125 million campaign to:
“For thousands of years my ancestors have been down here fishing and clamming. I was concerned I’d lose access to the flats. It's excellent, what MCHT is doing, keeping this place open to the public for clamming.”
— Roland Newall
Places worth protecting
These are just a couple of the dozens of special places your gift helps conserve.
St. George’s Clark Island is one of those rare islands connected to the mainland by a causeway—as accessible as an island gets. MCHT is fundraising to purchase, protect, and make Clark Island forever open to the public.
In partnership with Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, MCHT has successfully conserved Woodward Point, one of the last undeveloped large tracts of coastal land in southern Maine. Land stewards are now making improvements to the preserve, which is open to the public.
Campaign gifts in action
Below is a financial breakdown of the $125 million Campaign. Every dollar you give is a bold response to the threats to the coast and will be put right to work.
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Donors are already making an impact
Thanks to the generosity of more than 6,800 people, $120 million has been raised towards this Campaign as of August 1, 2019.
Expanded public access to land and water in more than 45 coastal towns.
11,000 more acres of land conserved, including over 50 miles of shorefront.
18 more miles of trails, making more than 90 miles total.
But, there is still so much more work to do.
“The value of this work came into focus for us when we woke up on Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Lanes Island Preserve with our daughter. On that cold morning, in the warm light of a September sunrise we decided it was time to support the organization that makes experiences like this possible for us.”
— Chris Moore and Ashley Shoukimas