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Fun and Discovery at Harpswell Community School

It’s been a great school year for outdoor learning at Harpswell Community School! Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s Julia McLeod has brought HCS students out to the woods more than 80 times during this school year for science learning and nature-based play. Her work reached every student at our local public elementary school. Some highlights of… Read more

2022 Forever Campaign

2022 Forever Campaign

Amelia Graham
June 1, 2022

When HHLT takes on a new preserve or conservation easement, we commit to protecting that land…forever. That word shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s a big commitment for a small, one-town land trust. At HHLT, we believe in forever. We want to ensure that someone will always be around to protect the wildlife and natural areas… Read more

Interested in Seeing Your Land Conserved?

When Lands & Stewardship Director Reed Coles talks with people interested in exploring conservation of their land, what comes through most strongly is their deep connection with a piece of property. They seek out conservation “because they love the land,” Reed says. This love of the land leads them to strive to ensure that it… Read more

Year in Review: 2021

Year in Review: 2021

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
February 9, 2022

While reflecting back on 2021, we wanted to take this opportunity to share our accomplishments. We are deeply grateful for the volunteers, donors, trustees, and staff who enable our continued success. Here is a list of Harpswell Heritage Land Trust accomplishments in 2021: After a successful and short fundraising campaign, we closed on our new… Read more

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust embarks on leadership transition

Originally published in the Harpswell Anchor Harpswell Heritage Land Trust will embark on a leadership transition Feb. 1, as the second executive director in the history of the organization moves into a half-time role and HHLT’s outreach director takes on the title of acting executive director. Reed Coles, HHLT’s executive director for the last 16-plus… Read more

Big changes at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

Today we announce big news about Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. This December, the Board of Trustees accepted the retirement of our long-standing Executive Director, Reed Coles and appointed Outreach Director Julia McLeod as Acting Executive Director, effective as of February 1, 2022. Julia has been with the land trust for almost ten years, starting at… Read more

Nature Notes from Maine: Puffins, Black Bears, Raccoons & More

In response to the success of his first Nature Notes book, Ed Robinson has written another book of wildlife essays! The new book, just released in October 2021, is titled Nature Notes from Maine: Puffins, Black Bears, Raccoons & More. Readers of the first volume enjoyed not only the stunning photographs and drawings, but also… Read more

A New Conservation Project on Great Island

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) has launched an ambitious campaign to preserve 57 acres of woodlands, undeveloped shorefront and associated intertidal areas at the northern end of Quahog Bay across the street from Harpswell Community School on Great Island. HHLT signed a purchase and sale agreement for the parcel with the Tondreau family, which has… Read more