Summer 2019 - Coast-wide Edition
From the President
Back to Center
"Right now, the coast we love is facing complex challenges that call for complex solutions, and I see MCHT strengthening, evolving, expanding to meet these challenges head on.
I also know that in order to stay effective, we must remain centered—as individuals and as an organization.
Thankfully, the thing we work to protect—nature—has an unsurpassed ability to call us back to where we need to be.”
Turning Woodward Point into a Public Preserve
In May, 87 coastal acres in Brunswick were officially protected.
But the story of the conservation of Woodward Point doesn’t stop there. In fact, in many ways, this is just the beginning.
$1 Million More for Clark Island
The effort to raise $4.8 million to protect and open to the public 120 acres on Clark Island in St. George got a boost with a $1 million grant from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Coastal Wetland Grant program.
In My Words
Julia Cooper, MCHT volunteer
“My daughter Fiona is happy, she’s engaged, and there aren’t any TV screens in sight. It means so much to our family to have places MCHT preserves close by.
I like knowing we’re a part of helping other people experience them as well. It means a lot to be a part of that."
Get Outside with MCHT
Name that MCHT Preserve
1. It’s an island that once belonged to Leon Gorman, a grandson of L.L.Bean.
2. The shallow, south-facing cove drains completely at low tide (despite what nautical charts indicate!).
Thanks to our Donors
Everything you read about here is possible thanks to MCHT donors and supporters. Thank you for all you do for the Maine coast.
Have you made your gift to MCHT? If not, give today, and keep up the good work for the coast.