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2018 Spring Events and Programs

All events are free unless otherwise indicated. Events are weather dependent. Please check this website for cancellations. For more information, contact Julia McLeod at outreach@hhltmaine.org or 207-837-9613. Going Native: the Hows and Whys of including Native Plants in your Yard and Garden Sat., April 7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. * Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell […]

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Short Course on Harpswell’s Habitats and Fisheries 2018

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) is offering a Short Course on Harpswell’s Habitats and Fisheries this spring and fall. This series provides a high quality, in-depth learning opportunity for adults. We recruit knowledgeable and passionate instructors and class sizes are kept small. You can sign up for any two-session topic for $20. This includes a […]

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Stover’s Cove Preserve: A picnic spot and much more

One of a series of articles exploring the natural and human history of Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s protected land. With each of these articles comes a public event. On April 21 you are invited to help pick up trash at all Harpswell Heritage Land Trust preserves and trails, as part of the town’s annual John […]

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Spike Haible: The First Executive Director

One in a series of profiles of people who played a key role in the first 35 years of the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. By Doug Warren As the first executive director (and first more-or-less fulltime employee) of Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT), Thomas “Spike” Haible arrived at a pivotal point in the history of […]

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Browntail Moth Field Research & Trials

By Mary Ann Nahf, Harpswell Conservation Commission When you are out walking, look up at the barren trees to try to spot what looks like dead leaves clinging to the very tips of tree branches. These are the nests of the browntail moth, and they are easy to spot against a clear blue sky. Large […]

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Harpswell Community Nature Journaling Initiative 2018

Observe, connect, get inspired Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is launching a community nature journaling initiative. The goal of this project is to encourage people of all ages to go outside and be nature observers. We hope that with a little bit of inspiration, knowledge and encouragement, community members will enjoy documenting observations in their own […]

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Going Native Plant Sale 2018

Are you inspired to turn your yard into critical habitat for local wildlife and pollinators? You can order high quality native plants to be picked up right here in Harpswell, while supporting Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. Order plants online, via email or mail or at our Going Native event. Please pick up your plants on […]

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Going Native Workshop and Plant Sale 2018

The Hows and Whys of including Native Plants in your Yard and Garden Did you know that including native plants in your yard can help support the diversity of wildlife we enjoy in Harpswell? Planting natives is a simple way to be a part of the solution to support animals like Monarch butterflies and many […]

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Birding Extravaganza 2018

In its sixth year, bird watchers of all capabilities are welcomed to attend the Birding Extravaganza, a series of free birding excursions supported by four conservation organizations in Midcoast Maine. Merrymeeting Audubon, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust have planned an array of experiences to spot and study a […]

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We’re hiring!

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is now hiring for two positions. Come work with us! Stewardship and Communications Coordinator: This is a year-round, 24 hour per week position focused primarily on stewardship, communications and volunteer coordination. Click here for details. Assistant Camp Leader: This is a five-week position during the summer teaching in our Nature Day […]

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Hackett and Minot Trails: Trees and a legacy

One of a series of articles exploring the natural and human history of Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s protected land. With each of these articles comes a public event. On March 24 you are invited to a Spring Walk with a Naturalist at the Hackett and Minot Trails. Click here for details. By Nancy West A […]

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Winter and Spring Events and Programs 2018

This is just a partial list of our 2018 winter and spring events. More will be added! All events are free unless otherwise indicated. It being winter in Maine, many of our programs are weather dependent. Check this website for cancellations. For more information, contact Julia McLeod at outreach@hhltmaine.org or 207-837-9613. Winter Ecology Walk Sun., […]

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Chip Black: Building HHLT from the Ground up

One in a series of profiles of people who played a key role in the first 35 years of the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. By Doug Warren You can see Chip Black’s handiwork throughout the 35-year history of the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT). In fact, you could say that the long-time member of the […]

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Skolfield Shores Preserve: A 148 million year legacy

One of a series of articles exploring the natural and human history of Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s protected land. With each of these articles comes a public event. On Feb. 18 you are invited to a Winter Ecology Walk at Skolfield Shores Preserve. Click here for details. By Nancy West Harpswell volunteers who saved Skolfield […]

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Rebecca Stanley: Playing a vital role at key moments

One in a series of profiles of people who played a key role in the first 35 years of the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. By Doug Warren Looking back at her time as co-chair of HHLT’s “Special Places Campaign,” which preserved Skolfield Shores and Johnson Field in the early 2000s, Rebecca Stanley recalls lots of […]

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2018 Business Sponsors

Please help us thank these businesses for supporting conservation and education in Harpswell! Conservation Champions ($2,000+) Conservation Leaders ($1,000-1,999) Conservation Partners ($500-999) Business Members ($250-499)     In-Kind Supporters (donated or discounted goods or services)

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Curtis Farm Preserve: A braided history

One of a series of articles exploring the natural and human history of Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s protected land. With each of these articles comes a public event. On Jan. 31 you are invited to a Full Moon Snowshoe at Curtis Farm Preserve. Click here for details. By Nancy West When we began walking Flossie, […]

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Photos from Winter Solstice Lantern Walk 2017

Thank you to all the volunteers who pitched in to plan the event, donate cookies and loan fire rings. We are truly lucky to be in such an active, engaged community. The photos in the slideshow below were taken by Eric Michael Tollefson. Thank you to Eric for the fantastic photos!

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Dave Hackett: Deep roots in Harpswell’s and HHLT’s history

One in a series of profiles of people who played a key role in the first 35 years of the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. By Doug Warren Despite the underlying rocky ledges and the relatively thin layer of topsoil found throughout the town, roots run deep in Harpswell. For example, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) […]

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2017 Business Sponsors

Please thank these businesses for supporting Harpswell Heritage Land Trust in 2017! Anchor Publishing Bath Savings Trust Company Boucher Perkins Campbell Paradis Casco Bay Art League Dolphin Marina and Restaurant Eaton Peabody Forest Synthesis, LLC Great Island Boat Yard Harpswell Coastal Academy Keith Field Classical Goldsmith Kenney Landscaping Law Office of Stoddard L. Smith, P.A. […]

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