Land Conservation on MDI

1:00 PM, Thursday, March 10, 2022
Land Conservation on MDI
— A Virtual Presentation —


The Bar Harbor Garden Club is pleased to present “Land Conservation on MDI” with Misha Mytar, Senior Project Manager, Maine Coast Heritage Trust on Thursday, March 10, 2022, by Zoom.  Misha will speak about protecting land, creating public access to the coast and conservation of MDI’s unique and special places.

Photograph courtesy of Misha Mytar.

The mission of Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) is to conserve and steward Maine’s coastal lands and islands for their renowned scenic beauty, ecological value, outdoor recreational opportunities, and contribution to community well-being. MCHT provides statewide conservation leadership through its work with land trusts, coastal communities, and other partners.

Since 2011, Misha has worked with MCHT and focused her attention on Mount Desert Island, the region where MCHT got its start and continues to fill the role of a local land trust.

Join the Bar Harbor Garden Club to learn more about the many popular recreational areas on MDI managed by MCHT including: The 10-acre, Kelley Farm Preserve in upper Bass Harbor offers dramatic views of the mountains of Acadia, walking trails, tidal inlet, community garden and a favorite sledding hill; Stone Barn Farm Preserve currently in development provides a renovated barn to host community gatherings, improved parking and walking trails; and Seal Cove Pond Fishways Project is working to remove the dams and barriers between Seal Cove and Seal Cove Pond to allow alewives to spawn in Seal Cove Pond.

Misha will discuss her work with these and many other projects that bring together landowners, community members, towns, and many partnership organizations to enhance the conservation legacy of the region and benefit the local community.

Misha grew up in Surry, graduated from Yale University with a degree in anthropology, and earned her master’s degree in community planning and development from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. She has also worked for several local conservation and planning organizations including Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Sunrise County Economic Council, and Washington County Council of Governments.


The Club meeting will begin with a brief business discussion at 1:00 P.M. and the talk will follow at 1:30 P.M. All are welcome to join the meeting and presentation. This presentation is one of the monthly programs offered by the Bar Harbor Garden Club to the public, but non-members are asked to make a reservation by emailing president@barharborgardenclub.org or call 207-460-8496.

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