The mission of Midcoast Conservancy is to protect vital lands and waters on a scale that matters and to inspire wonder and action on behalf of all species and the earth.
We envision a world where our lands and waters are healthy and protected and where nature occupies a place of central importance in every person’s life.
In 2016, four local land trusts and conservation organizations merged to become Midcoast Conservancy. In January of 2019, we welcomed a whole new group to the family: Medomak Valley Land Trust. Together, our five founding organizations have become one of the largest regional conservation organizations in Maine, with over 13,000 acres of land conserved.
By joining forces, we can do more to care for the Sheepscot River, Damariscotta Lake and the Medomak River from source to sea. Keeping these three jewels healthy is crucial for wildlife, fisheries, climate resiliency and local economies. Do you live or play somewhere on the map below? Join us!
Here are examples of what we have accomplished since the first merger:
- A cleaner Damariscotta Lake (click here to see how)
- More partners working with us to successfully restore the Sheepscot River (click here for map of projects)
- National recognition for grants to protect land, and more land protected (One grant ranked us third in the nation! Read about it here)
- Major expansion of our work getting kids outdoors and active in their communities (quadrupling program offerings)