Martina Dittmar, Registered Maine Guide, leads forest bathing and nature connection events on quiet trails in Surry and Blue Hill Peninsula. Forest bathing or Shinrin Yoku is a practice of taking in nature through invitations that involve the senses and awareness. Leave behind your busy life and connect with the beauty and simplicity of nature.
Member Businesses: Environment & Outdoors
Osprey’s Echo Sea Kayaking (est. 2021) is a small family-owned business dedicated to taking visitors and locals out on guided kayak tours of the amazing Stonington archipelago – touted by many as the best sea kayaking on the east coast. The Steinharter family have been devoted to Deer Isle for over 50 years and Founder/Lead Guide Will Steinharter focuses earnestly on his customers’ experience, telling tales about the history of the area, the amazing wildlife (ospreys, eagles, seals, porpoises, etc.) and the over 60 islands to explore.
Osprey’s Echo provide 1/2 day tours, full day tours, overnight camping experiences on an island, and serene 2-hour sunset tours, as well as custom experiences,
The mission of Native Gardens of Blue Hill is to create public gardens of Maine native plants to demonstrate their beauty and value and to encourage sustainable gardening practices. Since 2015, we have been building a demonstration garden at the campus of Bagaduce Music on South St with the help of volunteers. Recently, we have begun to deepen our mission to include training and support for existing and new businesses in the field of sustainable landscaping, including the nursery trade. We envision serving as a training ground for entrepreneurship and innovation, a hub for ecological best practices in the community, and the supportive home to a regional guild of sustainable landscape stewards.
We are a community composting business that collects compostable waste from around the peninsula and turns it into a high quality soil amendment.
Garden club covering Brooklin, Brooksville, Sedgwick and Penobscot. We also have members from Blue Hill and Deer Isle.
Verena A. Stoll, Treasurer
The mission of the Blue Hill Heritage Trust is: To lead in conserving land, water, and wildlife habitat on the greater Blue Hill Peninsula. To teach and practice a stewardship ethic. To promote ecological, economic, and community health for this and future generations.
BHHT maintains a vast network of trails and road systems across the Blue Hill Peninsula and offers free programming year round. Visit their website for a list of events, trail maps, and more!
Who We Are:
We are a nationally accredited nonprofit, donor-based land conservation organization founded in 1985 by residents of the Blue Hill Peninsula in coastal Maine. We are working to conserve the farmland, forest, wetlands, and wildlife habitat needed to sustain ecological and community health in a changing climate. Our goal is to protect the resources and sense of place upon which traditional livelihood depends, and to work with our communities to embrace a stewardship ethic. We recognize the value of conserving land and water for its own sake, as well as valuing the recreational, economic, and quality-of-life benefits of conservation. By advancing this vital connection between healthy land and healthy communities, the Trust strives to be fully involved in peninsula communities through strong collaborations with our partners, including municipalities. To date, Blue Hill Heritage Trust has protected over 10,000 acres of land that will be forever stewarded for wildlife, recreation, scenic beauty, sustainable use and historical importance.