Downeast Coastal Conservancy conserves natural habitats and resources of the coastal watersheds, islands, and communities of Washington County, Maine, for present and future generations.
We offer public access hiking trails on 12 of our conservation areas. These trails cover a splendid variety of settings including coastal islands, water trails, riverside walks, beaches, and mountains on the sea.
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We need your help to continue protecting special places in coastal Washington County. Join our efforts working to protect the land we all love.
Machias, Maine (March 21, 2018) Originally from the United Kingdom, Jon moved to Perry, Maine in 2001 to join his wife Nancy. Jon brings a broad range of management experience from a variety of disciplines, including work with non-profit organizations....read more
Strong Commitment to Public Trust and Conservation Excellence Machias, Maine (March 15, 2018) – Downeast Coastal Conservancy (DCC) announced today that it has achieved national recognition as an accredited land trust– joining 398 other...read more
On a gorgeous early fall Sunday morning, 69 runners and walkers took part in the first-ever Bad Little Trail Run with a choice of 2.5 mile and 6 mile course options through DCC’s Machias River Preserve (more on those distances later). The route...read more