All of us at Maine Coast Heritage Trust mourn the passing of Peter Blanchard, a true champion for the Maine coast.
“This place, and the people who also call this place home, made me who I am and instilled in me a desire to care for this land and the lives and livelihoods it supports. For me, that’s what conservation is all about.”
Over the past six years, Maine Coast Heritage Trust has worked with partners to complete 36 marsh protection projects from York to Washington counties, conserving a total of about 1,800 acres of marsh and upland buffers.
MCHT collaborates with The Community School to protect important habitat and create permanent outdoor education space on Mount Desert Island.
Week 2 of name that preserve! Who’s been up to this view? 😍 Can you tell us where it is? Your clues: ☘Until recently, it was owned by the same family dating back to before the Revolutionary War. 🌿On a clear day you can spot the windmills of Vinalhaven. Share your best memories from this…
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’s board chair Tom Armstrong offers a note of thanks to Tim Glidden upon his retirement.
With the conservation of Sheep Island, MCHT offers a trio of great island preserves in Owls Head.
In September of this year, The Nature Conservancy acquired a 13,500-acre property west of Cherryfield to add to their Spring River Preserve, which now totals 23,500 acres. This is one in a string of conserved properties linking the Downeast coast to the northern forest.
Maine Beer Company releases Little Whaleboat IPA to support Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s effort to protect three Casco Bay islands.
While working for Maine Coast Heritage Trust in conserved bog lands in Washington County in the summer of 2021, graduate student Laura Hatmaker finds, to her astonishment, a rare butterfly that hadn’t been seen in that location since the 1990s.
MCHT President Tim Glidden reflects on our mission and how our organization has adapted to meet that mission in a changing world.
MCHT is fundraising for a one-of-a-kind project to improve fish passage at Seal Cove Pond on Mount Desert Island.
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.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen loves winter, and so far the 2020 – 2021 hasn’t seen much snow and ice. But he’ll take what he can get and get out tracking when he can.