Summer 2021 - Midcoast Edition
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.
Aldermere’s Farm Hands Turns 20
Farm Hands, Aldermere Farm’s first program, was started by former general manager Ron Howard back in 2001 and hundreds of local youth have participated in it over the decades.
This year, the program expanded to include adults!
Invasive Plants and Why They Matter to MCHT
Invasive plants spread, overtake native species, and throw ecosystems out of whack.
MCHT’s approach to managing invasive plants is one of prioritization: know what invasive plants are present on a property, remove small to moderate infestations, respond immediately to new infestations, and monitor regularly.
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.”
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.
Name that MCHT Preserve
It’s on the St. George peninsula.
It’s a great place to pick blackberries in the fall.
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.