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Harpswell Heritage Land Trust Acquires Anna M. Tondreau Preserve

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) closed on the new Anna M. Tondreau Preserve on June 12. This will be the land trust’s 19th preserve with public access in Harpswell. The acquisition was initiated by the owners’ deep commitment to conserve their family land and honor their mother’s memory. Five siblings – Beth Tondreau, Claire Tondreau,… Read more

Nature Notes: Pelagic

Definitions vary by your choice of dictionary, but for our purposes the word “pelagic” means “species related to or living in the open sea.” This contrasts with species of coastal areas or on the bottom of the sea, known as the benthic zone. By now you may be wondering, so why are you writing about… Read more

Living Messages: The Next 40 Years

If children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see, and our mission is to protect what is so special about Harpswell, then our young people are one of Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s (HHLT) most precious resources. According to the Child Mind Institute, “the average-American child spends about 4 to… Read more

Harpswell Hiking Challenge 2023

Harpswell Hiking Challenge 2023

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
May 17, 2023

Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day with the Harpswell Hiking Challenge! Harpswell, Maine’s peninsula and 30+ islands have over 200 miles of coastline with beautiful views of Casco Bay and even Mount Washington. This is the 12th year for our hiking challenge. You can hike all the trails in one day or over the… Read more

Letter to the Community: Harpswell Coastal Academy

To the Harpswell community: Though we have submitted a press release about Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s decision to respectfully decline the generous offer of the Harpswell Coastal Academy property, we wanted to follow that with a letter to you, the Harpswell community. We feel fortunate to be a one-town land trust. It allows us to… Read more

This Week in Harpswell: May 6-14, 2023

This Week in Harpswell: May 6-14, 2023

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
May 15, 2023

It was a beautiful week for our This Week in Harpswell photo project! Thank you to all 17 photographers who submitted 51 photos. Below is just a selection of all the photos we received. For more information about the project and to see past weeks, click here. Read more

New Law Expands Opportunities to Protect Maine’s Working Waterfront

Maine’s Land Trusts now Eligible to Hold Working Waterfront Protection Covenants By Rich Knox at the Island Institute A bill sponsored by Representative Morgan Rielly of Westbrook (LD 574: An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Working Waterfront Covenants) has been signed into law—greatly expanding opportunities for protecting Maine’s remaining working waterfronts. “Maine’s fishing industry accounts… Read more