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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 25Tuesday, January 25
    9:30am - 11:00am

    Trail Tuesday Volunteer Workday

    January 25, 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!

    adrenga@islandheritagetrust.org

  • 27Thursday, January 27
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    WEBINAR: How Conservation Inspires Local Artists

    January 27, 2022  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
     

    Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Island Heritage Trust for a Friends from the Field webinar!

    This week have two presenters who are both local artists!

    Biographies:
    Cheryl M. Coffin, M.D., of Surry, Maine, is Professor Emerita of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University and is a recent graduate of the University of Maine’s studio art program. Coffin, who received a medical degree from the University of Vermont, has a unique perspective that influences her artwork, which combines artistic experimentation with biomorphic images and landscapes.

    Leslie Anderson:
    In 2002, my husband Dan Nygaard and I left our lives in high tech and bought a farm in Sedgwick, Maine, on the Blue Hill Peninsula. I wanted to paint; he wanted to be a flower farmer. After three IPOs from my Boston startups, it was time for something new. I found the best independent instructors I could and inhaled what they had to offer beginning with watercolors, through acrylics and finally on to oils. My subject, the landscape of the Blue Hill Peninsula, may be hyper-local but its appeal is universal.

    Part One:
    Have you ever seen a great blue heron fly overhead, fish in the water, stand on the beach? Have you ever wondered where they go and what they see? Patten Bay, where we live, is on the migratory pathway of the great blue heron. Last spring, I learned that a heron named Harper had flown over us on her record-breaking long-distance migration between Cuba, where she winters, and a northern New Brunswick island, where she nests in the summer. The series of artworks that I will discuss are inspired by Harper’s travels and my imaginary images of her sights and experiences.

    Part two:
    In looking back over my work since we moved to Sedgwick, there's a recurring thread beginning with my first watercolor of Blue Hill Mountain in 2003 -- the prevalance of BHHT properties as subjects of my paintings. 

    REGISTER HERE

  • 1Tuesday, February 1
    9:30am - 11:00am

    Trail Tuesday Volunteer Workday

    February 1, 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!

    adrenga@islandheritagetrust.org

  • 8Tuesday, February 8
    9:30am - 11:00am

    Trail Tuesday Volunteer Workday

    February 8, 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!

    adrenga@islandheritagetrust.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING

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TODAY IS GIVING TUESDAY!

Giving Tuesday has finally arrived! We hope you will join Island Heritage Trust (IHT)  on this day of global generosity by donating to create new kiosks and update our existing kiosks and maps! Kiosks ...
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MEET IHT’S NEW AND SUSTAINABLE KIOSKS!

If you have recently visited the Lisa Tolman Wotton (LTW) Preserve or our Heritage House, you may have noticed the beautiful kiosks that welcome you to these locations. Funded through the Davis Conservation ...
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IHT Fall Hiking Club

Led by Martha Bell, Katy Rinehart, and Joni Banks. Join our dedicated volunteers & Environmental Educator, Martha Bell, on our preserves all through the Fall. Wednesdays at 9:00 am