Welcome Summer: IHT’s 35th Anniversary Celebration at LDI Lobster

Project Monarch Part One: Create Your Own Butterfly Haven

IHT Night at Fogtown Brewing Company

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 Trust. Information will be posted at www.townofdeerisle.org/environment. We encourage people to adopt a section of the road that we can put on a map to streamline the clean-up.
For more information, call Jim Fisher, Deer Isle Town Manager: (207) 348-2324 or email iht@islandheritagetrust.org

Wings, Waves, & Woods Festival


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IHT Winter/Spring 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 Spring.

Wednesdays at 9:00 am



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 benefit our community in so many important ways, including improved safety and accessibility. They are vital to our mission of maintaining public access to valued trails, shoreline and islands.

On this Giving Tuesday, as you celebrate the many fantastic charities and causes in our local community and abroad, we are continually grateful for your ongoing support, generosity, and community strength displayed not just on Giving Tuesday but year-round!

We want to thank the seven donors who have already raised $840 with an average gift of $120 each towards our Giving Tuesday campaign!


We’ll see you on the trails!

– Your Island Heritage Trust Family



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 Foundation, the kiosk at LTW Preserve was designed and constructed by local carpenter Josh Worthington. The kiosk is related to the preserve through the information provided to visitors and because the wood comes from the preserve itself! In a collaborative plan with IHT and Josh Worthington, an invasive black locust tree was purposed to make the structural posts of the kiosk. By removing the invasive species from our preserves, we also provided a robust and rot-resistant structure. Cedar was extracted from an area that needed thinning for the kiosk’s other structural material. We’re confident it will withstand the natural elements and stand proudly for many years to come.

A second kiosk was funded through the Maine Land Trust Network COVID-19 Response Grant. Following the same sustainable design process as the LTW structure, the Heritage House kiosk was constructed to keep IHT connected with the community while the doors of Heritage House had to remain closed to the public. This locally sourced project is an excellent example of how IHT employs healthy forest management and sustainable sourcing practices in our land stewardship! With your support, we hope to make this the model behind all of our kiosks going forward.

Our goal is to build new kiosks for Church Land and Shore Acres preserves, which currently do not have these structures. Additionally, we would like to replace old and worn signage, as well as install new weather/UV resistant maps at all existing kiosks.


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

Pumpkin Carving and Jack-o-Lantern Walk