Island Adopters are volunteers who help by monitoring a particular island (or islands), going out in their own boats as their schedules allow. They check island conditions, help pick up debris, interact with other island visitors to promote low-impact use, and report back to MITA staff about their visits. Island reports from adopters are valuable in helping inform MITA’s end-of-season reports to island owners. To report a visit, Adopters can:
– Submit an Online Island Stewardship Log
– Email observations to email@example.com
– Download and print the Island Stewardship Log, and mail it to 100 Kensington St., Portland ME 04103
– Leave a voice message or send a text to 207-370-8358
For 30 years MITA has operated on the premise that the islands are best cared for by those who use them, and Adopters are key in carrying out this mission of volunteer-driven stewardship. The program is a great fit for anyone who has a boat and is looking for a reason to get out!
If you are interested in becoming an Island Adopter, you can learn more from our Island Adopter brochure and contact our Regional Stewardship Managers to find out what islands in your area need adopting!