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We keep the coast accessible

Maine Coast Heritage Trust offers you opportunities for fun, inspiration, and education on field trips and events at our preserves along Maine’s incredible coast. Join us, and invite your friends and family, to discover and explore the eclectic beauty of Maine's coastline and wildlife and learn about the rich history of Maine’s coast and its people.

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  • September 22

    Nature & Mushroom Walk
    Rockport, ME / 10:00 am—12:00 pm / Free

    September is a great time to find a huge variety of mushrooms and fungi throughout the woods. Join MCHT steward Kirk Gentalen for a fascinating, free walk in the woods. Party of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.

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    Maine Coast Heritage Trust will host a Nature & Mushroom Walk on Saturday, September 22 at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street, Rockport. This free event takes place from 10 am to noon and is part of the statewide Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.

    MCHT land steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen will lead us on a guided hunt for the natural treasures of the forest and fields. A huge variety of native mushrooms appear throughout the woods and there’s no one better to excite an interest in these fascinating fungi!

    Kirk loves to share his enthusiasm for the natural world with all ages. He has over 20 years of experience, leading hikes and sharing the fungal world with thousands of people from Alaska to Maine.

    The natural history of mushrooms and their role in the ecosystem will be the focus of this day’s outing, but every species is different. “You can never tell what’s going to come up on a fungus walk,” says Kirk. “Having a group look for, find, and really discover the world of fungus is a unique setting for a walk – and there can be discoveries at every turn!” 

    This walk is suitable for all ages. Adults will learn just as much as kids!

    Our walk will focus on non-edible mushrooms, but Kirk will also share his knowledge of birds, tracking, and the animal and plant life of Erickson Fields. “It will be awesome . . . " promises Kirk. "It could be epic!”

    Registration is not required, but RSVPs are appreciated. Please email  or call Joelle Albury at MCHT’s Aldermere Farm office at 207-236-2739.

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  • September 22

    Loring Cove Celebration & Work Party
    Perry, Maine / 3:00 pm—6:00 pm / Free

    We'll clean up the beach and then celebrate with a cookout at one of MCHT's newest preserves! Bring the whole family and celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.

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    You're invited to a Celebration and Work Party at Loring Cove Preserve on the Gin Cove Road in Perry.

    We will be gathering to clean up the beach and celebrate the new preserve with a cookout. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. 

    Access to the beach is across a tidal inlet. Please come prepared to get your feet wet and to pick up nails, trash, and old wood.

    The 12-acre Loring Cove Preserve provides historic working water access to local fishermen through a beautiful coastal marsh. The barrier beach is a favorite spot to learn about the unique geology of the area.

    Please RSVP to Deirdre Whitehead at 454-5000 or e-mail

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