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Trevor Herrick

“I am proud to be a part of retaining access for hikers, anglers, clammers, swimmers, explorers, boaters, and nature lovers.”

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Renee Duncan

“I’m trying to kindle and nourish that little spark we feel when exploring a place—like the Stone Barn Farm—that illuminates the values and work of those who have cared for it across the generations.”

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Joe Taft

To me, land conservation is about balancing human activity with sustainability.

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“At the heart of land and wildlife conservation, ironically, is people. I have found that connecting people to the natural environment is crucial to both the ongoing protection of our wild spaces and to the well-being of entire communities.”

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Tatia Bauer

Everyone deserves the opportunity to develop a strong sense of place with the natural world.

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Andrew Deci

“Regardless of if you’re looking through a natural, cultural, social, or economic lens, the public benefits are too many and special places are too few, for us not to protect and provide public access for the future.”

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Kyle Winslow

“Ever since I was a kid I felt at home in the outdoors. Growing up in rural Maine, the rivers and trees were our playground, and the streams and woods inspired our imaginations. Fishing, hunting, hiking, and exploring helped shape who I am, and I am so grateful to be working in a field that allows me to help protect and care for the resources that I have such a personal connection to.”

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Deirdre Whitehead

“To hear from a young Passamaquoddy Tribal member that to be on the land allows the Tribal legends and stories from that place to be alive in the 21st century is very meaningful. I go to sleep at night knowing that this will be so for the future generations.”

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Jane Arbuckle

To be on the water in a thunderstorm, or to happen upon a perfect cove lined with smooth granite shoreline—for a lot of us, those are the moments that fill us up.

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Joelle Albury

“Sometimes the impact we make can be difficult to measure, but when I help deliver boxes of produce to Come Spring Food Pantry the impact of MCHT’s work is undeniable.”

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Emily Marshall

“For me, land conservation is about natural resource sovereignty and land justice. Protecting, stewarding, and holding these places and resources in common and in perpetuity.”

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Heidi Baker

“When I watch kids working with the animals, when I smell the ocean breeze through the barnyard and hear the bellowing of cows, I try to stop, take a deep breath, and quietly give thanks that Aldermere Farm is conserved and here to stay.”

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Amanda Devine

“I was drawn to this work out of a love for wildlife and native plants, and while that’s still crucial, I’m also motivated by inviting people to love MCHT land. Building trails, putting up a welcome sign, restoring degraded landscapes—these are all aspects of my job that I love.”

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Caitlin Gerber

“Land conservation protects what people love and enjoy about Maine—and sometimes they don’t even realize it. The happiness, fulfillment, and peace that comes with taking a trip out to an island or walking a coastal trail is essential. I see it first-hand: time in nature brings out the kindness in people.”

Caitlin monitors many of the conservation easements that Maine Coast Heritage Trust holds in Midcoast and Southern Maine.