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Becoming Part of the Community Fabric

Submitted by Damariscotta River Association - At the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting, the Chamber presented their Community Service Organization of the Year award to the Damariscotta River Association (DRA). The award is given to one organization in the greater Damariscotta region each year "For enhancing the community by adding to the well-being and quality of life in the region." [read more]

Annual Gathering of Land Stewards

On October 1st, thirty-five land stewards from all over Maine gathered in Harpswell for a chance to share ideas, problem solve together and learn from the significant expertise they represent as a group. The skies were gray but the rain held off and we spent the morning at the Austin Cary Forest. Most people are surprised to learn [read more]

New LMF Grants Boost Conservation, Recreation

For the first time since 2010, Maine's award-winning Land for Maine's Future (LMF) program has granted voter-approved bond funds to land conservation projects around the state. The nine-person board agreed to invest more than $9 million in 30 projects. These investments will bolster tourism-related businesses, increase access for outdoor recreation, and enhance the State's traditional natural resource-based economy. [read more]

Coalition and Community Pull Together to Produce Regional Trail Map

If you've visited Downeast Maine and asked around about where to hike, bird watch or just enjoy the area, you may have seen or at least heard of the Cobscook Trail Guide. The Guide was just one outcome of a... [read more]

Conference Delivers Inspiration and Perspective

MCHT's Maine Land Conservation Conference, an annual two-day event, has become a fixture on the calendar for conservation professionals and volunteers alike. Read about this year's conference highlights, and view a video of Terry Tempest Williams and Roger Milliken delivering the keynote talk, "A Conversation Between Friends." [read more]