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Associated People Nik Charov Diana Joyner

Nik Charov, sixth president of Laudholm TrustWELLS, Maine, July 11, 2012 — Nik Charov has been hired as the new president of Laudholm Trust, the fund raising arm of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, according to Bruce Read, chairman of the Trust board. A search committee composed of Laudholm Trust board members and the retiring president, Diana Joyner, chose Charov after reviewing a strong field of candidates from around the country. Charov will be working with Joyner as he assumes full responsibility as president.

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Associated People Nancy Viehmann

WELLS, Maine, April 10, 2012 — “Many hands make light work” have long been words to live by at one of York County’s most beautiful and popular properties, and the Wells Reserve at Laudholm now has openings for people seeking a meaningful place to volunteer. If you have a few hours to spare each week, or a day now and then to dedicate to a local landmark, contact Nancy Viehmann, the Wells Reserve’s director of volunteer programs, at 207-646-1555 ext 118 or email

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Associated People Paige Rutherford

WELLS, Maine, March 8, 2012 — Spring training for volunteer naturalists starts at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm on March 19. No experience or special expertise is necessary. Reserve educators provide full training and new volunteers will “job shadow” knowledgeable leaders until they are confident enough to go out on their own.

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Associated People Diana Joyner

WELLS, Maine, February 3, 2012 — Diana Joyner, president of the Laudholm Trust, the fundraising partner of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, is stepping down from her position in June, according to an announcement from Bruce Read, chair of the Trust board.

A board committee has begun the search process for a successor.

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Associated People Paul Dest

WELLS, Maine, January 26, 2012 — A 105-acre property that connects 540 acres of existing conservation land has been permanently protected by the Town of Wells in partnership with the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm.

The Tilton parcel, as it is known, contains 5,250 feet of frontage along the Merriland River, ecologically significant wetlands, and forested uplands. It protects habitat for a variety of wildlife, scenic views, and historic stone walls, and will provide for recreational and educational opportunities for the public.

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