Other Organizations active within the Bagaduce Watershed area:
Blue Hill Heritage Trust
Blue Hill Heritage Trust (BHHT) is a nationally accredited nonprofit, membership-based land conservation organization founded in 1985 by residents of the Blue Hill Peninsula in coastal Maine. It works to conserve the unique landscape of the Blue Hill peninsula: pristine shores, blueberry-covered hills, working farms, wetlands, forests, ponds, and breathtaking views. It’s stated mission is “to conserve in perpetuity land and water resources that support the long-term health and well-being of the natural and human communities on the Blue Hill Peninsula.” Operating entirely as a donor-based organization, BHHT provides free educational opportunities for all ages ranging from forest walk and talks to local farm tours. Working with schools and the community at large is key to instilling a vested interest in protecting where we call home. In true New England fashion, it takes private action for the public good, to help ensure that increasing development pressure does not destroy the character of this remarkable place. Our work is voluntary and it is forever. BHHT also maintains a network of public walking trails the peninsula.
In 2017, BHHT published a comprehensive brochure of “Hiking Trails and Public Access Points of the Greater Blue Hill Peninsula.” Contact BHHT for a copy.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) “conserves and stewards 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 and coastal communities.”
Friends of Walker Pond
The Friends of Walker Pond is a local, not-for-profit organization whose main focus is to protect the water quality in Walker Pond. In conjunction with the towns of Brooksville and Sedgwick and landowners on and near Walker Pond, they work to ensure that Walker Pond remains “one of the healthiest bodies of water in Maine.” They have funded special projects, contract with scientists to test the water annually and raise awareness about how activity around the Pond can impact water quality.
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF)
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries is a non-profit organization that works to secure a diversified fishing future for the communities of Eastern Maine and beyond. We do this by developing and implementing innovative programs that provide value for today’s fishermen and drive more sustainable management approaches for future fisheries. An essential component of our work is connecting the knowledge of fishermen, the findings of scientists, and the world of policy makers.