Maine Heritage

Fall 2020 - Downeast Edition

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From the President

Full of Hope for the Next 50 Years of MCHT

Nothing could have prepared any of us for 2020. At best, this year has been trying. At worst, devastating.

Personally, working for MCHT—working on behalf of this coast and the people who live, work, and play here—buoyed me.

At every turn, I was reminded of our work to create value: more public access to coastal lands, stronger coastal communities, and a coast more resilient—more adaptable—to climate change.”

Read more from MCHT President Tim Glidden

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Featured Stories

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The Making of Long Point Preserve

In 2020, MCHT finished the seventh land protection project in seven years to create Long Point Preserve, a 180-acre preserve spanning most of a peninsula in Machiasport.

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MCHT Preserves See More Use Than Ever Before

People flocked to Maine’s conserved lands in 2020, including MCHT preserves.

The increased visitation was welcome—more people were out enjoying the coast!—and also presented an array of challenges and opportunities for our stewardship staff.

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In My Words

Nova Tower, Next Wave Co-Chair

“I love hanging out with other Next Wavers at events like the Shindig, but that’s not what pulls me deeper into the organization.

Rather, it’s the work we do at MCHT. Every meeting I attend, I come away with more respect and admiration for the people and work of this organization.”

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In Brief

Name that MCHT Preserve

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Some hints:

This preserve is on a peninsula just east of Mount Desert Island.

Its centerpiece is a pond known for its robust largemouth bass fishery.

Find the answer

Thanks to our Donors

Everything you read about here is possible thanks to MCHT donors and supporters. Thank you for all you do for the Maine coast.

Have you made your gift to MCHT? If not, give today, and keep up the good work for the coast.