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Maine Heritage

Summer 2019 - Downeast Edition

Until recently, Carter Nubble, the rise to the left, was the highest point of unprotected land on Mount Desert Island.


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.”

Read more from MCHT President Tim Glidden


Featured Stories

Still Stunning—Beloved Views Protected on MDI

Generous landowners worked with MCHT to protect iconic views on MDI—Carter Nubble, the highest unprotected peak on the island, and the Old Bordeaux Dairy, which offers a stunning roadside view of Somes Sound.

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20 Years Bringing Lubec School Kids Outside

In 1999, land steward Melissa Lee and teachers from Lubec Consolidated School started bringing kids outside to experience the incredible conserved lands in their backyard.

Twenty years later, the program is still going strong.

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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."

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In Brief


In Your Backyard

Name that MCHT Preserve

Some hints…

1. It’s an island located in one of the state’s most productive and unspoiled marine ecosystems.

2. It was once home to a Revolutionary War hero.

Find the answer


Featured Events

Sipp Bay Community Celebration

September 14 at Sipp Bay Preserve in Perry, ME

Learn more about the event and register

Walking Tours of Frenchboro Preserve

Running June – August on Frenchboro Long Island, ME 

Learn more


Download a printable version of Maine Heritage (PDF, 1.5 MB)


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.