News and Updates

Maine Coastweek 2019

Coastweek is a national celebration of our coastal resources, as well as a part of the  one-day International Coastal Cleanup. In Maine, the annual Coastal Cleanup is the biggest volunteer event in the state. In 2018, 591 adults and 774 kids volunteered and picked up 4,472 pounds of trash, cleaning…

For the Love of the Land: Where Art and Land Conservation Meet

Last weekend, Cape Elizabeth Land Trust and painter Eric Hopkins partnered to celebrate love of place. Hopkins, known for his aerial depictions of the islands and ocean, talked about his commitment to preserving public access to the Maine landscape as he greeted visitors to his one-day show at Ocean House…

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands: Grant Deadlines Coming Up

Deadlines are fast approaching on two grant programs the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) administers.

2019 Maine Land Trust Census Report Now Available

A report summarizing results of the 2019 Maine Land Trust Census, which we conducted in January of this year, has now been released and now available here.

High Tide Here Campaign

High Tide Here is a grassroots Maine-based effort to show which areas of our coast are directly threatened by sea level rise.

2019 Legislative Session Ends

Maine legislators adjourned on June 20, wrapping up the first year of their two-year legislative session. Despite adjourning, the legislature is likely to return for at least one day this summer to discuss bonds, included a proposed conservation bond.

LMF Board Welcomes New Members

In the first five months of the Mills Administration, the board has welcomed five new members. These five individuals each bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board. And all five have a long track record of support for land conservation in Maine.

More than $5M Available through Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is seeking initial proposals for a new round of competitive grants from the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program, which TNC administers on behalf of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

2019 Conference Asks Questions, Seeks Answers

The 2019 Maine Land Conservation Conference, held on April 5 and 6, provided practical learning and inspiration for anyone passionate about the importance of green spaces in our communities and in our lives.

Burnham Martin Receives 2019 Espy Land Heritage Award

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) has named Burnham Martin as recipient of the 2019 Espy Land Heritage Award.