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Associated People Paul Dest

WELLS, Maine, September 2, 2011 — The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve has received a $287,000 federal grant to assist with the permanent protection of a 130-acre parcel with high conservation value along the Merriland River in Wells. The Wells Reserve and the Wells Conservation Commission collaborated in requesting the grant, which was awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program.

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Associated People Paul Dest Hannah Wilhelm

WELLS, Maine, June 6, 2011 — The Wells Reserve at Laudholm reopens its Visitor Center with a dedication ceremony for new Changing Landscapes exhibits on Saturday, June 25, from 10 am to noon. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which is free with site admission. For more information, visit wellsreserve.org or call 207-646-1555.

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Congratulations to Kathleen Leyden, director of the Maine Coastal Program, who has been selected for the Governance Coordinating Committee of the National Ocean Council. As a long-time board member for the Wells Reserve Management Authority, Kathleen has been instrumental in guiding the development of Maine's only National Estuarine Research Reserve. We wish her well in this new appointment.

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Associated People Diana Joyner

WELLS, MAINE — School field trip programs and public education offerings at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve are getting a boost from a donation made recently by the Corning Incorporated Foundation to Laudholm Trust, the Wells Reserve’s nonprofit partner.

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Associated People Diana Joyner

FairPoint Communications Release dated November 16, 2010

FairPoint's Leslie Roberts shares a donation with Laudholm president Diana JoynerThe Laudholm Trust in Wells recently received a $750 contribution from FairPoint Communications on behalf of employee Leslie Roberts’s volunteer work for the organization. Roberts, who lives in Kennebunk, is senior manager of internal communications at FairPoint and has been on the board of trustees of the Laudholm Trust since 2008. She is chair of the Trust’s nominating committee and also serves on the public relations/marketing committee and strategic planning committees.

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