Midcoast Conservancy protects and promotes healthy lands, waters, and communities through conservation, outdoor adventure, and learning.
History of Midcoast Conservancy
In 2016, four local land trusts and conservation organizations merged to become Midcoast Conservancy. Together, Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association, Hidden Valley Nature Center, Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association and Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance have become one of the largest regional conservation organizations in Maine, with over 8,200 acres of land conserved. In January, Medomak Valley Land Trust is joining us and will add their time, talents and expertise.
Together we are caring for the Sheepscot River, Damariscotta Lake and the Medomak River from source to sea. Keeping these three jewels healthy are crucial for wildlife, fisheries, climate resiliency and drives local economies.
We can do more for water, land and our communities by joining together. Here are examples of what we accomplished since the first merger:
- A cleaner Damariscotta Lake (click here to see how)
- More partners working with us to successfully restoring the Sheepscot River (click here for map of projects)
- National recognition for grants to protect land (ranked 3rd in nation!) and more land protected (click here for an example)
- Major expansion of our work getting kids outdoors and active in your community (quadrupling program offerings)
MVLT adds value!
As Medomak Valley Land Trust joins us we can have an even greater impact on clean water, land for wildlife and healthier communities.