Maine Heritage

Summer 2021 - Downeast Edition

We’re working with partners to restore connectivity and fish passage between Seal Cove Pond and Seal Cove.

From the President

On the Mission

While serving as MCHT’s president over the past ten years, I’ve seen this organization adapt and stretch in remarkable and necessary ways to remain true to its mission.

We’ve also weathered tremendous challenges, which is not in and of itself an accomplishment, but rather an indicator of the organization’s strength, agility, and competence over the long haul.

Thanks to you and others who support MCHT year after year, we have capacities today that we didn’t dream about 50 years ago.

Read more from MCHT President Tim Glidden


Featured Stories


Bringing Back Alewives to Seal Cove Pond

MCHT is working with partners to restore fish passage between Seal Cove and Seal Cove Pond in Tremont.

If successful, we will significantly increase the value of the land we’ve already conserved along these shores and improve the future ecological health of Mount Desert Island.

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A Safe and Spruced Up Stone Barn Farm

After conserving the Stone Barn Farm property for public access in the winter of 2019, we’re now focusing attention on restoring the old buildings and improving parking at the public preserve.

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In My Words

Ann and David Ingram, MCHT donors

“We’re both directly involved with nonprofits, so we know what good governance looks like. MCHT isn’t just giving lip service to its mission—they’re actively pursuing it. We’ve set up a special fund to help preserve accessibility and provide for ongoing stewardship of MCHT’s lands and programs.”

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This year, we’ve said a final goodbye with regret to two old friends, Dianna Emory and Charlie Dodge, who played leadership roles in Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s story for many decades.

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In Brief

Name that MCHT Preserve


Some hints…

Until recently, it was owned by the same family dating back to before the Revolutionary War.

On a clear day you can spot the windmills of Vinalhaven.

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.