Midcoast Stewards

Fostering citizen stewardship of Midcoast Maine’s natural resources

Midcoast Stewards is a field and lecture program consisting of 40 hours of ecology and cultural history about this region of Midcoast Maine. The course is coordinated by DRA Education Director Sarah Gladu, and co-taught by local professionals in the fields of science, natural resources and conservation.

Midcoast Stewards discuss beach evolution with Senior Coastal Geologist Peter Slovinsky of the Maine Geological Survey at Pemaquid Beach.

The program offers participants the opportunity to learn about natural and cultural history from a number of professionals in natural resource management fields, as well as an invitation to serve local conservation organizations as a volunteer. Participants are provided with the knowledge they need to protect and conserve the coastal environment, and become part of a network of educated and committed volunteers working together to protect the natural and cultural resources of Midcoast Maine.

Maine Coastal Program logoThe program is offered every other year from April through May. Co-sponsored by the Maine Coastal Program.

Materials fee and volunteer service: Participants pay a materials fee of $100 and commit to contributing 40 hours of volunteer service to a local conservation organization of their choice.

2019 Schedule: April 9 to May 28. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and there will be three weekend field trips (TBD).

For more information: download the Midcoast Stewards Brochure


Registration is now open for the 2019 program! Registration is a 2-step process:

STEP 1 – Application: Please fill out the online application below by April 1, 2018.

STEP 2 – Registration and Payment: If you are accepted to the program, Sarah will send a link to a private page where you can complete your registration and pay the $100 materials fee.

Scholarships: Scholarship funding is available. If you request and are approved for a scholarship, you’ll also receive a discount code for you to use when you register.