“Neighborhood.” When you think about your neighborhood, you might be thinking about the people that live down the street or across the road. For Nature Bum, Kirk Gentalen, the word “neighborhood” extends beyond people. But, every once in a while, Kirk finds himself enjoying time with his human-neighbors. And even considers them friends!
Fun opportunity alert! You can help your favorite Downeast nonprofit receive a share of $100,000 in grant funds from Machias Savings Bank! We’re pleased to see so many of our amazing partners on the list! Make one pick a day through March 4 and help make a difference for this special part of the coast.
MCHT helped conserve a few downtown acres in Milbridge in 2017. Four years later, this land has been transformed into the Milbridge Commons Wellness Park—a place where people can walk by the water, play, and pick free produce.
MCHT is teaming up with partners in the Midcoast to provide food grown on conserved land for share tables at community centers like libraries, churches, and doctors offices.
With the conservation of Sheep Island, MCHT offers a trio of great island preserves in Owls Head.
Maine Beer Company releases Little Whaleboat IPA to support Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s effort to protect three Casco Bay islands.
MCHT President Tim Glidden reflects on our mission and how our organization has adapted to meet that mission in a changing world.
Ann and David Ingram set up special funds to help preserve accessibility and provide for ongoing stewardship of MCHT lands and programs. “MCHT isn’t just giving lip service to its mission—they’re actively pursuing it.”
Maine Coast Heritage Trust is fundraising to permanently conserve Little Whaleboat, Nate, and Tuck islands in Casco Bay—to ensure people will always be able to access these special places.
Essay by Marla O’Byrne, part of the Voices from the Coast project to celebrate people’s deep connection to the Maine coast and MCHT’s 50 years of land conservation.
Les Hyde was a passionate advocate for land conservation in the midcoast. We honor him and his lasting impact on the coast with a special granite bench at Clark Island Preserve.
In 2020, MCHT finished the seventh land protection project in seven years to create Long Point Preserve, a 180-acre preserve spanning most of a peninsula in Machiasport.
Recently conserved Seaduck Point Preserve got a clean up from local Beals Island students on an outing led by MCHT land steward Deirdre Whitehead.
In one of the most significant conservation projects in York’s history, MCHT helps protect coastal river frontage and secure public access to a beloved local sledding hill.
MCHT President Tim Glidden offers a vision of hope for the next 50 years of MCHT.