Events are back!
Thank you for being a member of The President’s Circle at Maine Coast Heritage Trust. There are so many ways to connect to the work you make possible. Find the experience below that inspires you and join us out on the coast.
The President’s Circle Boat Tours
We’ve created a special series of boat tours designed to get you closer to the work you make possible as a member of The President’s Circle. President and CEO Kate Stookey will host these cruises and is looking forward to meeting you.
Sunset Boat Tour—Mount Desert Island
Friday, August 5, 2022
We’re taking our annual celebration on Mount Desert out on the coast and much closer to the work you make possible. Departing from Southwest Harbor, we’ll enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while celebrating the successes of 2021.
Sunset Boat Tour—Surry
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Cruise through Mt. Desert Narrows to Blue Hill Bay and raise a toast to the unspoiled islands and coastline your conservation supports. Drinks, hors d’’oeuvres and locally farmed oysters served onboard.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
We’ll picnic onboard as we tour the upper reaches of Cobscook Bay where MCHT’s conserved land helps protect the pristine waters of one of Maine’s most remote bays.
Spring 2022 Events
MCHT offers events year-round! We can’t wait to see you out on the coast for community gatherings, group hikes, nature walks, and more.
Keep an eye on your in-box for seasonal announcements when registration opens for our spring, summer, fall, and winter events. Come back often to see new opportunities to experience the coast.
Brunswick | 10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Brave the cold and join us on Wednesdays for a gentle walk around Woodward Point Preserve. Together, we will explore this special preserve and all it has to offer during the beautiful winter months.
Brunswick | 9:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Please note that this event has been cancelled due to the forecasted extreme low temperatures. Join us for a morning of wildlife tracking at Woodward Point Preserve! We’ll explore some of the winter wildlife stories that Woodward Point Preserve in Brunswick has to offer.
Brunswick | 6:00 pm — 7:30 pm
Traditionally known as the “snow moon,” the February full moon will illuminate the mysteries of the natural world at night – come and explore it with us! Enjoy a gentle, guided hike around Woodward Point under the light of the full moon.
Rockport | 9:30 am — 12:00 p.m.
Join MCHT steward and naturalist, Kirk Gentalen, for a lively all-ages morning outdoors! We’ll discover some of the wildlife stories that Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport has to offer.
Online | 5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
In 2022, 19,514 pounds of fresh produce was grown at Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport and distributed to area hunger relief agencies, and friends and neighbors in Knox County. Join us online to hear about the collaboration!
St. George | 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Join MCHT land steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen for an all-ages winter walk at Clark Island Preserve in St. George. We’ll look for clues to the animal’s winter habits and the special things you can discover on a winter’s day in the woods and shore of Clark Island.
Portland | 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm
RESCHEDULED to MARCH 11: Join us for a free screening at SPACE Gallery in Portland for this inspirational film short recounting a five-year project to restore the alewife run to the Bagaduce River and the diverse group of partners who made it happen.
Saint George | 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a late-winter walk at Clark Island Preserve with MCHT naturalist Kirk Gentalen. We hunt for clues to the animals who live here and search for signs that the flora is getting ready for spring.
Online | 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
MCHT President and CEO Kate Stookey kicks off the virtual Third Thursdays series with a look back at conservation successes of 2022 and a preview of what’s to come in 2023.
Come back often to see new opportunities to experience the coast.
Looking for a virtual experience? Check out these videos to keep you connected to the coast.