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 Be part of the largest coastal conservation Campaign in Maine’s history. Every dollar, every hour, every voice of support counts. GIVE TODAY or scroll down to learn more.

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


Climate Change

75% of Maine’s plants and animals are vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change. Learn More.


Increased Development

As rising temperatures make urban centers less habitable, demand for access to Maine’s relatively temperate climate will also rise. Learn more.


Limited Access

Only 1% of Maine’s coastline has guaranteed public water access for recreation and commercial use. Learn more.

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.

Click below to learn more about what your gift will do.


This Campaign is protecting open land along the Maine coast, the fastest developing part of the state.

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.

Remember: your gift goes even further thanks to the Bass Family Match.

Every 3 dollars you give will be matched with 1 additional dollar.

“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

Press Coverage

For more information

Do you have questions or want to talk about something in detail? Contact Development at 207-729-7366 or or visit our staff directory.

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