2016 was a bang-up year for MITA. From the smashing success of our first-ever fundraising party, Splash!, to two huge cleanup seasons (with more trash removed from the islands than ever before in MITA’s history!) we kept the momentum all year long. And as usual, we couldn’t do it without YOU – our volunteers, landowners, donors, partners, supporters, corporate sponsors, social-media-likers, friends and family. Thank you for everything you do for Maine’s wild islands – the coast of Maine wouldn’t be the same without the Trail. Here’s how 2016 shook out by the numbers:
Over 1,400 total stewardship visits were made to island and mainland Trail sites
Over 1,300 bags of trash were removed from island shorelines and over 400 buoys were returned to fisherman
Over 5,400 volunteer hours were spent on stewardship
We hope to see you out on the water in 2017!