Monhegan is a small island ten miles off the coast of Maine. It has long been a destination for artists, birders, nature lovers, and tourists. It is also the home of a small but thriving year-round fishing community.

In the 1950s the Monhegan Associates was formed to preserve the land on the island which had not been developed up until that time (the “wild lands”) and since then has done what we can to preserve them, protect them from harmful invasives, and maintain trails for the public to enjoy. We sponsor ecology talks, children’s programs, and research projects, and work with groups such as MISCA and the Island Farm project to support the island as a whole.

Read more about us here.


Logo Contest extension

The Monhegan Associates is re-opening its Logo Design Contest for submissions!  Thank you to all those who have already submitted designs, your work is still up for consideration! The extended deadline is now October 31st.  Please send submissions to willowsbates@gmail.com. Contest rules are HERE.

Enter a contest to design a new logo for MAI!!

The Monhegan Associates invites you to submit a design to our Logo Contest!  The artist with the winning design will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to the island business of their choice.  The deadline to submit is July 31, 2016. Contest rules are HERE.

(NOTE:  *Correction:  Please send your logo submissions to willowsbates@gmail.com(not willowbates@gmail.com).  My apologies for any inconvenience that this error may have caused.  I’m looking forward to reviewing your designs!

-Willow Bates)

Invasive Species

Over the past several decades, invasive plants have been spreading throughout Monhegan. Over time, several invasive plants have managed to take hold in wild areas of the island and are threatening to outcompete native plants. Although the general policy of the Monhegan Associates is not to interfere with the natural processes that occur in the Monhegan wildlands, action has been taken in recent years to control the spread of invasive plants, as they are considered a threat to the health of the island’s ecosystems. READ MORE