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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

Local organizations collaborate to present waterfront conversation series

Originally published in the Harpswell Anchor Harpswell is a vibrant coastal community that is full of waterfront activity, culture and history. There is an amazing breadth of expertise and knowledge in the community that is worthy of being shared. To that end, a group of local organizations have come together to present a series of… Read more

Changes at Stover’s Point Preserve

As of Wednesday, August 18, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) has created a pedestrian-only area at Stover’s Point Preserve. This was done to preserve the wildlife habitat and plant life at the preserve. As an added benefit, families with small children will be able to enjoy the beach without worrying about nearby vehicle traffic. HHLT… Read more

Harpswell Addresses Climate Resiliency

By Patti Neuhof Today, barely a news cycle passes without a story tied to the impact and challenges communities across the country face as a result of climate change. Some of these impacts are immediately clear and heartbreaking, like the destruction attributed to the wildfires in the West or the flooding and devastation caused by… Read more

A thank you video featuring Strawberry Creek

A thank you video featuring Strawberry Creek

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
April 2, 2021

In 2020, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust embarked on a project to protect the iconic view, valuable marine habitat and clean waters of Strawberry Creek. We are pleased to announce that we have now completed the purchase of two spectacular properties. We hope you enjoy this short video showcasing the new preserve. From our staff and… Read more

Success! The Strawberry Creek Project will go forward!

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised $350,000 to purchase and preserve two properties at the mouth of Strawberry Creek. These properties make up a key part of the signature view seen across Mountain Road from Harpswell Town Hall and are important to Harpswell’s marine economy. HHLT will… Read more