Deer Isle is a spectacular island community

of 24,000 acres and 112 miles of shoreline, comprising the towns of Deer Isle and Stonington and outlying islands.

Island Heritage Trust is a community-based, non-profit land trust contributing to the well-being of the island community by conserving its distinctive landscape and natural resources, maintaining public access to valued trails, shoreline and islands, and by providing educational programming for all ages.


  • 17Tuesday, May 17
    9:30am - 11:00am

    May 17, 2022  9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Join IHT's Stewardship team for a morning of trail stewardship and management. Email our Stewardship Director Alex Drenga for more information and to get on the email chain!

  • 18Wednesday, May 18
    9:00am - 10:00am

    May 18, 2022  9:00 am - 10:00 am

  • 18Wednesday, May 18
    1:55pm - 4:00pm

    May 18, 2022  1:55 pm - 4:00 pm
    Shore Acres Preserve, Greenlaw District Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627, USA  Map

    Environmental Educator, Martha Bell, will guide us to the vernal pools at Shore Acres Preserve, using nets and waders to discover and learn about the seasonal aquatic life. We'll also meander through the field to visit the terrestrial insects and see some spring ephemerals.

    Note: Conditions will likely be wet and potentially buggy. Dress accordingly.

  • 19Thursday, May 19
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    May 19, 2022  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Island Heritage Trust for another Friends from the Field Webinar!
    Did you ever wonder where Maine’s Great Blue Herons go in winter, and what path they travel to get there? Since 2016, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has deployed lightweight GPS tracking devices on Great Blue Herons to follow their movements during nesting, migration, and wintering. This technology has revealed impressive migrations sometimes over long stretches of open ocean and for over 60 hours non-stop to Florida, the Bahamas, Cuba, and Haiti! Hear all about these majestic birds, how over 100 volunteers have been monitoring their colonies for the past 13 years, and how students are integral to tracking their movements within and beyond state lines.
    Danielle D'Auria is the MDIFW Waterbird Biologist and focuses on statewide populations of colonial wading birds, secretive marsh birds, black terns, and loons, as well as land management issues affecting wetland habitats.
    Use the following link to register:

    Email with any questions!



2022 Roadside Clean-up

The 2022 roadside clean-up starts Earth Day, Friday, April 22, through Sunday, April 24. Orange trash bags will be available at the Deer Isle Town Office, Stonington Town Office, and Island Heritage ...