Summer 2019 - Downeast 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.”
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.
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.
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."
In Your Backyard
Name that MCHT Preserve
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.
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.