What We’re Working On Now
The Monroe Island Project Opening a Wild Pen Bay Island to the Public
At 225 acres, Monroe Island is one of the largest undeveloped islands in the Midcoast.
The Orange River Watershed Initiative Bringing Fish—and Jobs—Back to Eastern Maine
Maine Coast Heritage Trust is working in partnership with a group of organizations committed to restoring the health of coastal rivers and watersheds in eastern Maine. Our flagship project is the Orange River and the land, lakes, and streams surrounding it, which represent one of the most significant conservation and restoration opportunities on the coast of Maine. Timely conservation of two key parcels of land in Downeast Maine will protect important wildlife habitat, restore once-thriving recreational and commercial fisheries, and reconnect people to the land, creating a lasting positive impact on both the economic and ecological well-being of the region.
The Schoodic to Schoodic Initiative Saving One of the Last Wildlife Corridors on the Eastern Seaboard
Along the Maine coast there are few places left where wildlife can roam to and from rocky shores and inland woods seeking food and refuge.
The Marshes for Tomorrow Initiative Saving Maine’s Salt Marshes as Sea Level Rises
Did you know that salt marshes are taking care of you?
The Rivers Initiative Restoring the Life Blood of the Coast
Generations ago, Maine’s free-flowing rivers surged through vast forests and out into the Gulf of Maine, transporting fresh water, nutrients, and billions of fish...
The Clark Island Project Securing Public Access to a Beloved Midcoast Island
Many in the Midcoast know Clark Island in St. George. Like Mackworth Island in Falmouth or Sears Island in Searsport, Clark is one of those rare islands connected by a causeway. You don’t need a boat to experience this marvelous Maine island—and that’s only part of what makes it so special.
The Islands Initiative Keeping Iconic Islands Wild & Open
The Maine coast is famous around the world for its islands.
The Woodward Point Project Creating a Large Coastal Preserve in Southern Maine
This spectacular property covers most of Woodward Point in the upper reaches of Casco Bay and is one of the few remaining undeveloped waterfront parcels of this size in Southern Maine. The property covers more than 80 acres and has over two miles of shoreline along two peninsulas on the New Meadows River in Brunswick.