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Warbler Time!

Warbler Time!

Ed Robinson
May 10, 2024

Every season of the year offers special times, unique experiences, and lasting memories. Following mud season, we all look forward to getting outside for fresh air, green grass, and early flowers like the crocus and hyacinth. This is a time of reawakening for the Earth and all her creatures. It can also be a time… Read more

Harpswell Hiking Challenge

Harpswell Hiking Challenge

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
May 2, 2024

June 1-2, 2024 Are you looking for an excuse to spend time outdoors? Consider the Harpswell Hiking Challenge as a way to get outside and get to know both HHLT and town-owned trails and preserves. This year’s challenge covers eight trails (four if choosing the modified route), including four of HHLT’s preserves. Don’t forget to… Read more

Writing the Land on Harpswell Preserves

My introduction to partnering writing with land trusts in a formal way was ushered in by an unexpected Barred Owl at the Oven’s Mouth Preserve in Edgecomb. As a lifelong writer, an announcement in the Maine Writer’s and Publisher’s Alliance newsletter seeking partnership between poets and land trusts in Maine caught my eye. I made… Read more

Nature Notes: Wetlands

“What’s the big deal, Ed?” asked Thad, “It’s just an old swamp.” To be fair, Thad is not as thick-headed as he sounded, and I knew he was baiting me. Rather than snap at him I said quietly, “That ‘swamp’ is a salt marsh and some of the best wildlife habitat in our state.” We… Read more

HHLT and Harpswell’s Comprehensive Plan

For the past two years, scores of people have spent hundreds of hours discussing what might sound like a simple question: “What is your vision for Harpswell 10 years from now?” These fellow residents have been thinking about lands, jobs, housing and water resources. They talk about the changing climate and economic trends. It turns… Read more

Nature Notes: Vagrants of Winter

Lately I have been chasing vagrants. My quest has been specific to birds, including some species that are exceedingly rare for this region. In recent months Maine’s birding community has been flush with opportunities to view creatures that would normally involve long distance travel in building a life list. We should start with a definition… Read more

Strategic Plan 2021-2026

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
March 1, 2024

Approved by the Board of Trustees January 19, 2021 Mission To preserve and protect Harpswell’s natural resources, cultural heritage, and access to the outdoors now and forever through conservation, stewardship, and education. Our Vision for Harpswell Key areas of Harpswell’s natural environment are preserved to sustain a healthy marine and terrestrial environment and maintain scenic… Read more

Serving on Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s Board of Trustees

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust seeks thoughtful, motivated, and dedicated members for its Board of Trustees and committees. The Board of Trustees drives the direction of the Land Trust, engaging in interesting conversations about how HHLT can best make an impact toward advancing conservation, access, and outdoor education in Harpswell. Committees give input to and carry… Read more

A Land’s Journey

(When Land Becomes Part of a Land Trust — Part II)   This is a story about a journey. A land’s journey. One with many heroes pursuing a common goal despite tough decisions and challenges. And as with every story, there is a beginning, middle and end. This one begins when an opportunity to conserve… Read more

Nature Day Camp Video

Nature Day Camp Video

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
February 26, 2024

This short film featuring Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is part of a documentary film about Maine youth in nature.  It is being independently produced by Topsham filmmaker Mark Ireland for broadcast (Maine Public) and selected Maine theatrical screenings.  Stay tuned for the full feature film released early in 2024! Read more