Next Wave Events

Bringing your impact to life!

Let’s get to know each other online and on the land you help conserve. Welcome to the 2021 Next Wave event series—specially designed for MCHT donors 50 and under.

All the events below are designed to bring you closer to the work you make possible. You’ll have the opportunity to meet MCHT staff and your fellow Next Wavers—all committed to keeping the coast Maine, just like you.

In-person Events

Saturday, July 31, 2021
See a preserve in the making – Little Whaleboat Island

  • 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • 25 people max. First come, first served.

We’ll help coordinate transportation from Mere Point in Brunswick for 25 people to see this special island that we’re now working to conserve. Feel free to bring your own boat, but please register so we know how many people to expect. BYO picnic! 

Hosted by: Ned Merrick and Nova Tower 


Saturday, August 28, 2021
A sunset cruise from Portland to Little Whaleboat Island

  • 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • $50 per person

Step aboard the Odyssey in Portland, grab a seat (upper or lower deck), crack open your beverage of choice, and ride with us up Casco Bay to Little Whaleboat Island. We’ll fill you in on the many completed MCHT projects we pass—but the high point will be Little Whaleboat at sunset, one of the last undeveloped jewels of Casco Bay and a priority fundraising project.

Hosted by: Ned Merrick and Nova Tower 


Saturday, October 9, 2021
Fall hike at Woodward Point

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Join us for a casual hike at Woodward Point! This is one of MCHT and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s newest preserves. Bring the family for a short hike to the beach where we will be able to explore and hang out.

Hosted by: Camie Barrow


Lunch with MCHT Zoom Series

Lunch with MCHT – What’s happening on MDI

  • Recorded on June 23, 2021
  • 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

In the first of our lunchtime Zoom series, we’re talking Mount Desert Island! MCHT got its start on MDI and remains the local land trust for the island. Learn about some special conservation projects now underway on the island from senior project manager Misha Mytar.

Hosted by: Amory Logan
Staff presenter: Misha Mytar

Watch the Recording



Thursday, October 14, 2021
Lunch with MCHT – Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and what they mean to MCHT

  • 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Join us on Zoom! 

In the spring of 2020, as our collective reckoning with systemic racism reached a new inflection point, MCHT doubled down on its commitment to building diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) within our organization. In this gathering, MCHT staff and board members from the DEIJ committee will share more information about the work done to date and where we go from here.

Hosted by: Nova Tower 
Staff presenter: Ciona Ulbrich


Thursday, November 11, 2021
Lunch with MCHT – Let’s chat about access to the Maine coast

  • 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Join us on Zoom! 

Over the past seven years, MCHT had a hand in over half of the newly protected coastal access sites added in Maine. Learn more about the current state of coastal access—where we’re losing and gaining access, who needs access, what kind, where, why, and how MCHT is leading the effort to address this critical issue.

Hosted by: Maya Burton and Jessica Goodman
Staff presenter: Jeremy Gabrielson