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Preserve and Trail Videos

Preserve and Trail Videos

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
September 22, 2022

Thanks to our all-star volunteer Lianna Bizer we have videos of many of our trails and preserves. If it’s a rainy or cold day, or you can’t get out on our trails the way you used to, you can now experience our trails from home. Thanks, Lianna! Giant’s Stairs trail Click here for more information… Read more

Harpswell Nature Watchers

Harpswell Nature Watchers

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
September 20, 2022

Harpswell Nature Watchers is a project of the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. Its goal is to encourage people of all ages to go outside and be nature observers. We hope that by sharing our own observations with you, we may inspire curiosity to explore and more closely inspect what is going on in the natural… Read more

What parents are saying about Nature Day Camp

Here’s what parents and campers love about Nature Day Camp: “She loved the water, the mud, and all the creatures she found…Truly couldn’t be happier, can’t wait to sign her up next year!” “[My child liked] making new friends, climbing the Pebble, catching butterflies, and swimming.” “She loved camp and likes to say she is… Read more

Nature Notes: Porcupine

Nature Notes: Porcupine

Ed Robinson
September 6, 2022

An old French name for this creature is “porc d’espine,” literally the “pig with quills.” But you will not find roast porcupine gracing the table in a three-star Michelin restaurant. There are, however, many recipes online for a dish called “porcupine meatballs” which fortunately substitute long grain rice for actual quills. Unless you are lost… Read more

Nature Day Camp Photos 2022

Nature Day Camp was a huge success this summer, engaging 166 campers and four junior counselors with nature in Harpswell. Children enjoyed exploring tide pools, catching butterflies, learning about Harpswell history, swimming, making new friends, catching crabs, and getting messy! One happy camp parent wrote: “We love this camp the most out all off the things… Read more

Living and Working in a Waterfront Community: A Conversation Series

Several local organizations are collaborating to educate Harpswell residents about the working waterfront and open up lines of communication between fishermen and their non-fishermen neighbors. Outcomes of this fruitful collaboration include panel discussions and written articles published in the Harpswell Anchor. Recordings of these panel discussions and articles can be found below. This collaborative partnership,… Read more

Land Trust Names McLeod Executive Director

Land Trust Names McLeod Executive Director

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
August 19, 2022

Originally published in the Harpswell Anchor. Julia McLeod was confirmed as executive director of the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust by a unanimous vote of the organization’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Aug. 16. McLeod had been serving as the Land Trust’s acting executive director since February, during a transition period following the retirement of HHLT’s… Read more

Nature Notes: Spotted Salamander

Nature Notes: Spotted Salamander

Ed Robinson
August 1, 2022

In late winter in Maine, a few things are certain: maple sap will be running on warm days, you soon have to complete your tax return, and winter is losing its grip even if there is one more storm in the forecast. As the days grow longer, and the snow gradually melts, you have the… 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