Maine Coast Heritage Trust


Creating more public access to the coast 


Making the coast more resilient to climate change


Helping Maine's coastal communities thrive



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There's no place like the Maine coast...

...and we’re on a mission to keep it open, healthy, working, and beautiful.

Become an Anchor and join the community of people making a difference every month. More trails, campsites, boat launches, places to get outside. A coast more resilient to climate change. That's what you make possible.

Putting Your Donations to Work


acres conserved


coastal islands protected


miles of trail



Stories from the Coast

Parasites are selfish, and so am I

For a nature bum like Kirk Gentalen, deciding what to write about can sometimes be challenging. Kirk sees cool things every day and there’s so much to choose from! And sometimes you don’t ever really see what’s right in front of you…

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Protect coastal lands. Save habitat. Create more trails, campsites, and public water access. Empower Maine communities to save the places that make people’s lives better—from community gardens to public boat launches to working farms and forests.

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