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Volunteers Making a Difference on the Maine Coast

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Volunteers Making a Difference on the Maine Coast

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

It’s not even July and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust Stewardship staff has already covered a lot of ground—thanks in part to all the volunteers who have pitched in. We are so grateful to all who give their time to help MCHT care for the coast!

If you’re interested in volunteering, learn more here.

This team from L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School helped removed washed-up trash, clean campsites, and re-secure the West Gosling kiosk under Southern Maine Steward Caitlin Gerber’s guidance.

Volunteer Marion Grogan helped Vinalhaven Steward Kirk Gentalen lop trees at The Basin preserve. They also collected a truck bed’s worth of trash.

A hard-working crew from ReVision Energy cleaned up the northwest campsites, cut standing dead trees and leaners, and picked up trash on Whaleboat Island.

Here’s “Whaleboat Clean Up Take Two”–this time with folks from the MCHT ShoreKeepers and Maine Beer Company, a generous supporter of Maine conservation.

The summer trail crew stands proud over a new staircase in progress on Harriman Point’s North Shore Trail, which will be open later in the summer. Steward Caleb Jackson says, “Needs another step to finish it off, but it was a great training exercise to wrap an excellent week of training with the Trail Crew and Assistant Stewards.”

On High Island, volunteers from UMaine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Blueberry Cove and the St. George Conservation Commission helped Midcoast Maine Steward Amanda Devine fell several hazardous dead trees and burn brush.

This fun group from Martin’s Point Health Care helped re-secure a staircase on Clapboard Island.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust teamed up with other local conservation organizations for this year’s Clean Waters, Clean Shores event held on MCHT’s Pond Island Preserve in Frenchman Bay.

Thank you, volunteers!

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