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 Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay Videos

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Peaks Island Davies Cove Gate  installed by OCT and the City of Portland to decrease erosion and limit the use of motor vehicles at the popular sanctury .


 Peaks Island Ice Pond  Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay has ensured that kids of all ages for all ages will be able to skate in the winter on the Peaks Island Ice Pond by partnering with the Peaks Island Land Preserve to double layer the protection of this community asset with a conservation easement.


 Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay (OCT) Earns National Recognition


 Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission

Land Trust Alliance Oceanside listing
View PDF Press release
and Trust Alliance

Oceanside Property Monitoring trip to Cliff Island Video

AJ Alves Memorial Bench installed at
 his favorite viewpoint  Davies Cove.


   "As a summer resident of Peaks Island for the past 50 years, I was blessed to spend many a summer day, at Davies Cove  “solving all the world’s problems” with my good friend AJ Alves  . Your donation to the cove, in his memory, brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my face. The Islands of Casco Bay were his life’s passion and work. Your recognition of his contribution is as humbling as it is appreciated."
Garry S. Moore 

 Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative
Video of Casco Bay

Ocaeanside joined Casco Bay Invasive Secies Network
See CBISN Website

Learn how to help preserve Clapboard Island
Clapbord Island video

Gardiner Easement on Cliff Island
January 2014;  Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay has a new conservation easement on Cliff Island. The Gardiner Easement. This property of .27 acres is owned by the Cliff Island Corporation for Athletics, Conservation and Education (ACE) The Gardiner parcel is a mid intertidal zone with forested undeveloped upland habitat.  Mostly ledge with red spruce, red maple, apple and balsam fir. It has access to the shore and to a gravelly beach with views of Jewel Island.         


 AJ Alves 1957-2013

A familiar presence on the islands of Casco Bay, A. J. Alves served on the board of the Ocean Side Conservation Trust of Casco Bay for many years.

AJ was employed by the City of Portland as the Supervisor of Island Services.  He was also on the Casco Bay Lines Board of Directors, as well as a member of the Peaks Island fire call department
Through his work he had a wealth of on-the ground knowledge about the islands where Oceanside Conservation Trust holds easements or owns properties. 
A true islander he loved the outdoors, A. J. grew up and lived his life on Peaks Island.  Most of all, he enjoyed being the informal keeper of Daveis Cove and was often met walking his lab Dozer in those woods.  
   Portland Press Herald Obituary

Hagge Woods on Little Diamond Island

OCT has recently been gifted 2.47 acres of forested upland habitat  on Little Diamond Island on Casco Bay with views overlooking Portland.  
The tree species are red oak with scattered pitch pine, red maple, American beech, paper birch, quaking aspen and shagbark hickory.  
The larger trees on the property appear to be 80 to 100 years old. The forest is relatively open with few a scattered shrubs including bayberry, juniper, and beaked hazelnut.  

This property is a generous gift of Cyrus and Patty Hagge