“I used to believe that the natural limits of the land would dictate how the land got used. But I have learned that people can work around them. Land and silence and the peace of the woods and the water are healing and restorative in an ever-crazier world. Conserved lands help us help ourselves.”
Melissa has been a steward for Maine Coast Heritage Trust since 1999, living in the middle of her Washington County region. All told, she takes care of about 7,000 acres! She finds the Bold Coast, where she works and lives, an inspiration every day.