Ellen Holland

Photo courtesy of Brian Willson

What is your role at Coastal Mountains Land Trust? What kinds of work do you do?

I am a docent at the Beech Hill Preserve. I greet visitors and give them any information they ask for, and tell them some of the history of Beech Hill. I love to be an ambassador for the Land Trust and Maine. I love history so the Mid-coast of Maine is a treasure trove of old stories. I have been a volunteer since 2015 and started out at a booth at the Boats and Harbors Show. Then became a docent on Beech Hill.

Why do you volunteer?

I volunteer because I am retired and wanted to be involved with the Land Trust. I also volunteer for the Penobscot Marine Museum and for the Republican Journal/Village Soup where I write the column for the Town of Stockton Springs on a weekly basis.

What’s your favorite preserve, and why?

I believe my favorite is Beech Hill for its spectacular views of the Penobscot Bay and for the history of the hut on top of the hill.

Anything else you would like to add?

I feel that the Land Trust is a very well run and organized group and it has a great group of supporters.