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Sharon Oehmig: A Steadfast Steward

By Phil Croteau The act of volunteering is a fantastic way to explore new interests, build communities, and form lasting relationships with like-minded individuals. In the case of Sharon Oehmig, volunteering with the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) to maintain the trails at Long Reach Preserve has opened numerous doors to other opportunities within HHLT… Read more

Remembering Robert McIntyre

Sharon Whitney and Dorothy Rosenberg both contributed to this article. Come spring, Harpswell’s air is sweet with blossoming scents, particularly, the scent of apple blossoms. Wander the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust trails at Houghton Graves Park on Orr’s Island or the Curtis Farm Preserve on Harpswell Neck and you’ll see an array of young apple… Read more

The Future of Accessible Trails in Harpswell

Her smile really tells the story, along with the two-thumbs-up rating. Aggie Perry, 4, thoroughly enjoyed exploring the town of Harpswell’s recently renovated Cliff Trail with her wheelchair “Go-Go,” and her mom, Molly Perry. And Molly was happy to share their story in a blog post called “Adventuring with Aggie” on the Maine Trail Finder… Read more

Meet our Newest Trustees

Don Westfall Don Westfall was introduced to Harpswell Heritage Land Trust through his volunteer work with the Harpswell Invasive Plant Partnership (HIPP). That and through walking his dog on the land trust’s trails. “Mine and my dog’s favorite is the Hackett and Minot Trails.” Don said. “It’s just beautiful.” Don and his wife, Tuckie, moved… Read more

Annual Meeting 2022

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust held its Annual Meeting of the membership on July 12. We elected new trustees and officers and recognized the impact and accomplishments of long-time Executive Director Reed Coles. “It’s hard to adequately thank Reed for all he’s done for the land trust over the past 16 years,” said HHLT President Wendy… 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