At Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s agricultural preserves in Rockport, the land is feeding the Midcoast community.
MCHT has acquired 120 acres of Clark Island to create a special new Midcoast preserve, but fundraising efforts still continue to support ongoing stewardship of the island.
In 2020, use of conserved land was up across the state. What did this mean for MCHT land stewards?
Essay by Deirdre Whitehead, 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.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen does not appreciate being accused of networking. He does, however, love to hear about the cool stuff in nature you’ve been seeing.
Nova Tower, co-chair of MCHT’s Next Wave, on why she’s proud to be part of Maine Coast Heritage Trust.
MCHT Conservation Intern Andrew Czwakiel spent the summer of 2020 working with Blue Hill Heritage Trust.
MCHT Conservation Intern Claire Pellegrini spent the summer of 2020 working with Boothbay Regional Land Trust.
MCHT Conservation Intern Lucy Tabb spent the summer of 2020 working with Cape Elizabeth Land Trust.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen has been enjoying the sights on St. George’s Clark Island Preserve this summer—particularly the butterflies.
MCHT Conservation Intern Hana Palazzo, a Hudson Valley native from New York, spent the summer of 2020 working with Mahoosuc Land Trust and Mahoosuc Pathways fostering a sense of community involvement in a socially distanced world.
MCHT Conservation Intern Chris Ring spent the summer of 2020 working with the Wells Reserve at Laudholm.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen has learned to love walking the same trails over and over again (it’s part of the gig). And Calderwood Island has been one of his favorite places to return to for all the changes that have occurred there over the past decade-plus.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen thinks flowers are just fine. Even cooler are the critters they attract.
MCHT Land Steward Kirk Gentalen shares information about the survival strategies of several plants found in June in Maine—the pink lady slipper, the bunchberry, and the one-flowered cancer root.
Injustice and systemic racism pervade all aspects of our society, including the land conservation community, and we cannot leave the obvious unsaid and unexamined.