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

  • 11Tuesday, February 11
    4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Library Talk: Winter Birds w/ Paul

    February 11, 2020  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Stonington Public Library, 64 Main St, Stonington, ME 04681, USA  Map

    Now that winter is underway we may think warmly of earlysummer mornings and the birds that start singing their chorus well beforesunrise. Most of those birds have migrated south to warmer climates until theireventual return in the spring. But many birds remain here through the winter.Some even migrate here from more northerly areas making Deer Isle their ‘southfor the winter’. We’ll talk about the birds that we can see and enjoy duringthis challenging time of year. From backyard feeders to interesting ducks incoves, there are plenty of birds in and around Deer Isle during winter.

  • 14Friday, February 14
    8:00am - 9:30am

    Bird and Nature Walk with Paul

    February 14, 2020  8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Scott's Landing Preserve, 704 N Deer Isle Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627, USA  Map

    Join Paul Miller, IHT's Executive Director, for a (weather permitting) monthly bird walk at Scott's Landing Preserve. All levels and ages of birders welcome. If you need a pair of binoculars, the Trust has some to lend, just let us know ahead of time.

  • 13Friday, March 13
    8:00am - 9:30am

    Bird and Nature Walk with Paul

    March 13, 2020  8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Scott's Landing Preserve, 704 N Deer Isle Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627, USA  Map

    Join Paul Miller, IHT's Executive Director, for a (weather permitting) monthly bird walk at Scott's Landing Preserve. All levels and ages of birders welcome. If you need a pair of binoculars, the Trust has some to lend, just let us know ahead of time.

WHAT’S HAPPENING

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Deer Isle Christmas Bird Count

Have you noticed fewer birds at your feeder? Are numbers of common eiders really down or have bald eagles increased?  You are invited to participate in the Deer Isle Christmas Bird Count, which takes ...
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Giving Tuesday!

TODAY IS THE DAY! IT'S GIVING TUESDAY! Our goal today is to reach 21 (or more!) individual donations to raise money for a stewardship boat! We have preserves and conservation easements on 21 islands ...
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AUTUMN ROADSIDE CLEANUP

This past weekend was the Island-wide Roadside Cleanup! What a success!!! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Autumn Roadside Cleanup. We look forward to seeing our active community members ...