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Maine Heritage

Summer 2019 - Midcoast Edition

Thanks to the generosity of many, beginning with Albert Chatfield Jr., Aldermere Farm Preserve remains a working cattle farm on a stretch of coveted coastline in Rockport.


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

Aldermere Farm Celebrates 20 Years as an MCHT Preserve

Twenty years ago, Albert Chatfield Jr. passed away and bequeathed Aldermere Farm to MCHT.

Today, the Belted Galloway herd remains world-class, and the farm is home to life-changing youth programming.

Read more

$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.

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In My Words

Erin Rollins, 4-H Alumna and Future Veterinarian

“I honestly don’t know what I would be doing with my life right now if I hadn’t been a part of the Farm Hands and Aldermere Achievers 4-H programs at Aldermere Farm Preserve.

4-H instilled in me a sense of responsibility and hard work, which definitely is needed in veterinary school. I learned that if you have a goal and you work hard towards it, you can achieve it.”

Read more


In Brief


In Your Backyard

Name that MCHT Preserve

Some hints…

1. It’s a 45-acre island.

2. It was once completely barren as every stick of timber was harvested to fuel the Rockland lime kilns.

Find the answer


Featured Events

Aldermere Farm Art Show & Sale

August 10–11 at Aldermere Farm in Rockport, ME
Learn more about the event

Painting: “Golden Meadow at Aldermere Farm” by Tania Amazeen-Jones


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.