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

  • 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.

  • 17Tuesday, March 17
    4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Whats Under the Ice: Edwin Barkdoll

    March 17, 2020  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Stonington Public Library, 64 Main St, Stonington, ME 04681, USA  Map

    Join Master Naturalis and photographer, Edwin Barkdoll for an exploration of life under the ice-culminating in the annual amphibian emergence and migration. We will examine creatures that emerge after ice breakup, from the nearly microscopic crustaceans to shy salamanders and boisterous frogs. If you have ever wondered what hides under the ice of a Maine pond, you won't want to miss this talk!

  • 28Saturday, March 28
    11:00am - 2:30pm

    Harlequin Duck Cruise

    March 28, 2020  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Isle au Haut Boat Co. dock  Map

    Support Island Heritage Trust by joining Bob & Sandi Duchesne on a quest for the State Threatened Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), whose striking plumage led to it being named in honor of the Italian clown. The shores of Isle au Haut and surrounding islands are some of the primary wintering grounds in the Eastern U. S. for this captivating sea duck. On this ~3-hour cruise, we expect to also see Surf, White-winged and Black Scoters, Horned and Red-necked Grebes, Red-throated and Common Loons, Long-tailed Ducks, Buffleheads, Red-breasted Mergansers, Purple Sandpipers, and at least one other surprise. Cost is $35 for Island Heritage Trust members, $45 for non-members. We will depart from Isle au Haut Ferry dock in Stonington at 11:00. Contact Island Heritage Trust at 348-2455 FMI and to register.

  • 10Friday, April 10
    8:00am - 9:30am

    Bird and Nature Walk with Paul

    April 10, 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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March Moth Madness!

Join us on Tuesdays from 9:30 am-noon at Scott’s Landing Preserve Starting on Tuesday, March 3rd and continuing through mid-April, Island Heritage Trust will host weekly Tuesday morning brown tail ...
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Browntail Moth Workdays

It's a little last minute, but don't' worry if you can't make it on Saturday to our browntail moth workday. Starting Tuesday, March 3rd we will be hosting browntail moth workdays every Tuesday through ...
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Community Meeting on Browntail Moths

Managing a Health Risk on Deer Isle   Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 4:00 - 5:30 pm (early enough so you won’t miss dinner with your sweetie) Deer Isle Town Office: 70 Church St, Deer ...