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You did it! Over the past six years, more than 7,500 people stepped up to be a part of the largest coastal conservation campaign in Maine’s history, and raised more than $130 million to keep the coast open, healthy, working, and beautiful.

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Here’s the impact you had on the Maine coast through this Campaign

You saved places people love

As places to the south heat up, and Maine becomes increasingly attractive to more people—especially to baby boomers, retiring at a rate of 10,000 per day—you helped protect and hold on to the places and experiences that make Maine, Maine.

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The Goslings

Land Trust Program Coordinator Donna Bissett kayaks to The Goslings in Casco Bay.

Forever protected:
Beloved islands in Casco Bay
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East Machias Sliding Hill

East Machias sliding hill


Forever protected:

The favorite local sliding hill
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The Stone Barn Farm

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Forever protected:
Iconic buildings and two miles of trail on Mount Desert Island
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You created more public access to the coast

With limited guaranteed public access to the coast, you created incredible public preserves, saved important access points for everyone from clammers to kayakers, and added more trails and campsites up and down the coast.

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Woodward Point

 Bird's eye view of Woodward Point, now an MCHT preserve.

Forever protected:
A new coastal preserve in Brunswick
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Monroe Island

Photo: @ Ken Woisard Photography

Forever protected:
One of the largest undeveloped islands in Penobscot Bay
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Bailey's Mistake

Bailey’s Mistake, Lubec

Forever protected:
An important access site for local fishermen
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You made coastal Maine more resilient to climate change

Protecting Maine’s salt marshes and large blocks of undeveloped habitat is key to mitigating the negative impacts of climate change, and making Maine’s human and natural communities more resilient over the long haul.

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Jones Marsh

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Forever protected:
Land surrounding a key salt marsh on MDI
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Forbes Pond

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Forever protected:
1,200 acres surrounding Forbes Pond on the Schoodic Peninsula
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Weskeag Marsh

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Forever protected:
A highly ecologically significant marsh system in the midcoast
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Every gift to this Campaign made a lasting difference for the coast.

Thank you for being a part of this historic effort, and for continuing to support MCHT’s mission to keep the coast Maine.