Stories from the Coast
Here you’ll find the latest in MCHT’s land conservation news, tips for exploring the coast, dispatches from field staff, and more.
Nature has its ways of announcing transition. Winterberries and woolly bears for one are great indicators that fall has arrived. And as fall transitions to winter, MCHT nature bum Kirk Gentalen is excited to encounter the occasional frozen (hibernating) woolly bear and persistent winterberries holding onto their red—the only splash of color in a barren grey winter landscape—for months to come!
MCHT names Dr. Owen Grumbling as recipient of the 2015 Espy Land Heritage Award.
This year we welcome 7 summer staff (in addition to our summer help at Aldermere Farm) to help our Regional Stewards keep Maine’s coast beautiful and accessible. If you’re visiting an MCHT Preserve this summer, and see a hard-working steward, say hi and thank them for their good work!
Maine people have enjoyed prime snow and ice conditions throughout the state this winter – between shoveling snow, clearing roofs and finding ways to stay warm!
2014 was a busy year for coastal land protection efforts. Maine Coast Heritage Trust (in partnership with Federal, State, and local partners) protected more than 1,400 acres from Cumberland County to Cobscook Bay.
MCHT has an opportunity to protect this scenic island centrally located between Long Cove and Tenants Harbor in Saint George.
In partnership with Georges River Land Trust and the Maine Department of Island Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Coast Heritage Trust is leading an effort to conserve 238 acres on the lower Weskeag.