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Videos from the Coast

Tour a preserve, learn from a land steward, or enjoy calming coastal moments.

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2023 Richard G. Rockefeller Conservation Interns

Meet the 2023 Richard G. Rockefeller Conservation Interns and learn more about this internship program!

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A Coastal Moment from Old Pond in Hancock, Maine

A multi-year collaboration with Crabtree Neck Land Trust, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, and the State of Maine has resulted in the conservation of significant ecological lands and a walkable rail trail in this remote part of the coast.

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Conserving Maine’s Coast: From a Ripple to a Roar

Maine’s coast, full of inviting beaches, snug harbors, bold cliffs, sheltered bays, jagged peninsulas, and tidal estuaries, runs a remarkable 3,500 miles long. This film explores the complex efforts of protecting fragile habitats and threatened ecosystems, while preserve the coast’s astounding beauty and unique places for recreation.

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Take a Tour – Clark Island Preserve, St. George, Maine

Through generous donor support, MCHT conserved and opened to the public 120 acres of Clark Island earlier this summer. 

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A Coastal Moment from The Goslings, Casco Bay, Maine

The Goslings in Casco Bay have longed been used and loved by locals in the area. In 2014, donors to MCHT successfully conserved the islands, ensuring they’d always be open to the public as preserves.

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A Coastal Moment from Little Long Pond, Seal Harbor, Maine

Little Long Pond is owned and managed by the Land and Garden Preserve and is free and open to the public.

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A Coastal Moment from Somes Sound, Mount Desert, Maine

Famed Somes Sound in Mt. Desert is surrounded by mountains on both sides and beloved by visitors to Acadia National Park.

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A Coastal Moment from Scarborough Marsh, Maine

At 3,100 acres, Scarborough Marsh is the largest salt marsh in the state, and home to countless plants and animals—including 27 endangered, threatened, rare or declining bird species.

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Horseshoe Crabs on MCHT’s Lane Island Preserve

Every year in late May and early June, horseshoe crabs come to mate on Lanes Island Preserve in Yarmouth and other places on the coast of Maine.

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A Coastal Moment from Western Bay, Mount Desert Island, Maine

The bay on the western side of Mount Desert—also known as the quiet side—has been enhanced by many conservation efforts including MCHT’s Blue Horizons Preserve.

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Spring Wildflowers on MCHT Preserves

While visiting MCHT preserves earlier this spring, MCHT land steward Amanda Devine kept an eye out for Maine’s first flowers, known as “spring ephemerals” because they don’t last long.

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A Coastal Moment from East Penobscot Bay, Maine

As on most parts of the Maine coast, East Penobscot Bay has a patchwork of islands—some conserved, some not, all strikingly beautiful with a variety of shoreline, forest cover, anchorages and history.

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A Coastal Moment from York River, Maine

Numerous wetland, ponds, and tributaries, and a salt marsh estuary make up the York River, which flows through the towns of Kittery, Eliot, South Berwick, and York.