Third Thursdays with Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Bringing the Maine coast to you

Join us on the third Thursday of the month online for a look into the work our donors make possible. Whether it’s access to the water, resilience to climate change, working with your community leaders, or supporting your local land trust – there’s so much to talk about!

Sessions are hosted on Zoom by president and CEO Kate Stookey and presented by the MCHT staff who are out there every day making the work happen. And there’s time at the end of every session to answer your questions.

Thursday, May 19, 2022
MOO! Behind the Scenes at Aldermere Farm
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Learn about this beloved Rockport landmark, the Belted Galloway cattle who call it home, and the wealth of community programming that happens on this beautiful farm. And pssst: May is calving month – calf sightings guaranteed!

Presented by: Heidi Baker, Aldermere Farm General Manager; the Aldermere staff; and several cows

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Thursday, June 16, 2022
Welcoming the Alewives Home: Unusual Partners Join Together on the Bagaduce River
4:00 – 5:00 pm

These tiny fish inspired a group of passionate individuals, three Maine towns, and several organizations to work together to restore fish passage in the Bagaduce River watershed. The happy ending? This important species can now return to its traditional spawning grounds on the Bagaduce. This is a great story!

Presented by: Ciona Ulbrich, MCHT Project Manager and Mike Thalhauser, Collaborative Management Specialist, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

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MCHT_Hancock_10-16dji_0634Thursday, September 15, 2022
Climate Change & Coastal Resiliency: It’s Happening in Your Own Backyard
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Climate change, sea-level rise, marsh migration… there’s a lot to know! Join us for a close-up look at the Maine coast and the work MCHT is doing right now to make the coast more resilient for the future.

Presented by: Jeremy Gabrielson, Senior Conservation & Community Planner 

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Thursday, October 20, 2022
Harvest Time: Addressing Food Insecurity at Erickson Fields
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Last year, MCHT staff and volunteers grew 23,235 pounds of produce at Erickson Fields Preserve. Wow. Almost all of it was donated to local hunger relief organizations. High school students, local families, health educators, and so many more are part of this effort every year. Get ready to be inspired!

Presented by: Aaron Englander, Erickson Fields Program Manager; Joelle Albury, Outreach Manager at Erickson Fields & Aldermere Farm; Deidre Dority, Community Wellness Program at Pen Bay Medical Center

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Thursday, November 17, 2022
A Paddler’s Paradise: MCHT Preserves for Kayakers
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Three of our regional land stewards are going to guide you on a virtual trip down the coast to visit many of MCHT’s paddle-friendly preserves. Get tips on campsites for an island overnight or nearby destinations for a perfect day trip. There’s something here for everyone – inspiring scenery guaranteed for non-paddlers too!

Presented by: MCHT Regional Land Stewards Amanda Devine, Douglas McMullin, and Bob DeForrest

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The Maine Coast Heritage Trust staff is here for you. If you ever have any questions about MCHT preserves, projects in your community, or what we’re working on, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Nicky Blanchard, Director of Engagement

Kristen Eaton, Associate Director of Marketing & Community Relations