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72-Acre learning forest protected through collaboration

This land conservation effort protects important salt marsh habitat and will provide a vast outdoor classroom for students.

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Maine Coast Heritage Trust Announces Progress on Multiyear Effort to Purchase, Protect, and Restore Stone Barn Farm

Maine Coast Heritage Trust Announces Progress on Multiyear Effort to Purchase, Protect, and Restore Stone Barn Farm.

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Independent Film Tells Story of Maine’s First Watershed Fully Restored for Fish Passage

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries and Maine Coast Heritage Trust offering FREE showings of “A Watershed Moment” movie, documenting a historic partnership project.

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Land for Maine’s Future Awards $400,000 To Wallamatogus Mountain Conservation Effort

Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and The Conservation Fund take a major step toward a permanent conservation solution for land on Wallamatogus Mountain.

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Maine Coast Heritage Trust Announces $3M Campaign to Support Sustainable Agriculture and Community in Midcoast Maine

The greater part of funds raised will drive a transformation of Aldermere Farm Preserve, a New England saltwater farm from the early 1800s situated on the shores of Penobscot Bay and home to the oldest continuously operated herd of Belted Galloway in the United States.

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Espy Land Heritage Award to Jerry Bley

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) has named Jerry Bley as recipient of the 2022 Espy Land Heritage Award, an annual award that recognizes an individual, organization, or coalition for exemplary conservation efforts in Maine.

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Cousins River Fields & Marsh Project Completed

Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Royal River Conservation Trust, and the Freeport Conservation Trust announced that they have secured the funds needed to protect one of Maine’s most prominent marsh migration projects.

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An Undeveloped Island is Protected in Midcoast Maine

Maine Coast Heritage Trust says that Sheep Island in Owls Head has been secured for conservation in perpetuity and will become a public preserve.

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Maine Coast Heritage Trust Announces Conservation of 1,700 Acres on Schoodic Peninsula

This significant conservation effort further protects an important wildlife corridor—one of the last of its kind on the Eastern Seaboard—and offers opportunities for research, education, and recreation.

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Success Claimed on Little Whaleboat Island Project

Maine Coast Heritage Trust says that with a last-minute surge in giving, it has met the Dec. 31 deadline and raised the final $260,000 needed to secure West Little Whaleboat Island and two smaller islands for conservation and public use. (December 16, 2021 – Topsham, Maine) – Some of the last remaining undeveloped islands in…

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Maine Coast Heritage Trust Announces New President and CEO, Kate Stookey

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), a statewide land conservation organization, announced today that its board of directors has voted unanimously to appoint Kate Stookey to its top leadership position.

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Maine Coast Heritage Trust Announces Retirement of its President, Tim Glidden

Glidden’s four-decades-long career in Maine saw the conservation of over 425,000 acres for outdoor recreation, 47 water access sites, 25 productive farmlands, 15 working waterfronts, and the largest coastal conservation campaign in the state’s history

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Maine Beer Company Announces Little Whaleboat IPA

Celebrating the ongoing work to secure public access to Maine’s coastline, Little Whaleboat IPA was brewed to raise awareness of the effort to protect three of the last remaining undeveloped islands in Casco Bay, Maine  Today, Maine Beer Company announces their newest beer, Little Whaleboat IPA, named after a cluster of three small undeveloped islands and ledges in Casco Bay. The Little Whaleboat Islands are the  vital link…

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Brooksville has a new spot to learn about watersheds and fish passage

A final project to restore fish passage in the Bagaduce River Watershed wraps up with a new fishway and peaceful place for visitors to enjoy and learn from in Brooksville.

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Salmon Farm Inappropriate for Frenchman Bay

Contact: Tim Glidden,  (207) 607-4371 After much deliberation and consultation with members, conservation allies, and the broader community, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Board of Directors voted to oppose the American Aquafarms salmon farm proposal slated for the heart of the Acadia region. “Based on currently available information, we believe this proposal’s proximity to Acadia National…