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Selected Coverage of the Wells Reserve

Here is a partial list of places we've been featured in print, on screen, and on the air.

September 2018

“Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival draws a crowd” by Jennifer Bryant in York County Coast Star, September 14, 2018.

“Whales seen feeding close to shore” by Donna Buttarazzi in York County Coast Star, September 14, 2018.

“Tribal historian shares ‘12,000 Years in Maine’” by Donna Buttarazzi in York County Coast Star, September 7, 2018.

“Open Lighthouse Day, Maine Cheese Festival: 11 things to do in Maine this weekend” by Aimsel Ponti on, September 3, 2018.

July 2018

“Maine Voices: Taking action to curb climate change could throw lifeline to Maine lobsters” by Madeleine Fenderson and Jason Goldstein in Portland Press Herald, July 16, 2018. | read the article

“Plan in works to improve Kennebunk River quality” by Donna Buttarazzi in York County Coast Star, July 13, 2018. | read the article

“Sands of time” by Elisa Boxer in Ageless Maine, July 2018. “Volunteers help scientists monitor and protect Southern Maine’s beaches.” | read the article

June 2018

“Fostering interest for women and girls in STEM and the UAS industry” by Sue Bickford in Directions Magazine, June 27, 2018. | read the article

May 2018

“Wonder in their eyes: Drones for education and environmental science” on, May 2018.

“Notes on the status of wintering monarchs in Mexico (2017-2018): Unexpected results” by Robert E. and Rose Marie F. Gobeil in The Maine Entomologist 22(2): May 2018.

April 2018

“Earth Day celebrations coming to York” by Deborah McDermott in York Weekly, April 17, 2018.

February 2018

“Coast Guard has not located sunken tugboat” by Donna Buttarazzi on, February 27, 2018

“Program brings art and environment together for veterans” by Donna Buttarazzi in York County Coast Star, February 24, 2018 | read the article

“Trump budget would kill funds for many programs in Maine” by Colin Woodard at, February 12, 2018 (updated February 13) | read the article

December 2017

“Harpswell, Cape Elizabeth, South Portland get Coastal Community Grants” by Elizabeth Clemente in The Southern Forecaster, December 22, 2017

“Can’t-Miss Winter Events: 2018 Edition” by Aimsel Ponti at, December 18, 2017

November 2017

“Birds of a feather, a nuisance together” by Donna Buttarazzi in York Weekly, November 21, 2017 | read the article

October 2017

“Wells Reserve at Laudholm is a place to discover Maine’s beauty” by Zaffie Hadiaris in Journal Tribune, October 15, 2017

“Stolen pinecone sculptures returned to Wells Reserve” by Donna Buttarazzi in York County Coast Star, October 13, 2017

“Wells Reserve celebrates National Estuary Day with 15th annual Punkinfiddle” by Bridget M. Burns in York County Coast Star, October 6, 2017

September 2017

“Fall nears, Punkinfiddle approaches” by Ryder Schumacher on page 1 Journal Tribune, September 19, 2017

”Congress set to reject Trump’s wide range of federal program cuts” by Colin Woodard in Maine Sunday Telegram, September 17,2017

“Greenfest, Strut Your Mutt, Pirate Festival: 10 Things to Do in Maine This Weekend” (#7 Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival) by Aimsel Ponti on, September 5, 2017

“Rash of Art Thefts from Maine Exhibit Called ‘Sad and Disappointing’” by Donna Buttarazzi in York County Coast Star, September 1, 2017 Picked up by Bangor Daily News, September 5, 2017 | read the article

August 2017

“Chinese Delegates Educated at Rachel Carson Refuge” by Ryder Schumacher on page 1 in Journal Tribune, August 4, 2017

July 2017

“Best Destinations for Nature Lovers in Every State” by Lily Rogers on Expedia Viewfinder blog, July 25, 2017

“Sculpture Exhibit Combines Art with Laudholm Farm Landscape” by Jim Kanak in York County Coast Star, July 14, 2017

“Wells Antiques Show — In a Word, Perfect” by Rick Russack on, July 11, 2017

June 2017

“In the Battle Against Ticks and Lyme Disease, Scientists Look to the Skies” by Troy Bennett in Bangor Daily News, June 30, 2017 | view story with photos and video

“5 of Maine’s Hidden Gem Beaches” by Katie Cole on, June 28, 2017

“Peaks Fest — PILP Birds and Beavers Walk and the Return of MIMIC Volunteers” by Patty Wainright, Michelle Brown, and Sam Wainright in Peaks Island Land Preserve blog, June 23, 2017 | view blog

“Invasive Species Wanted Posters” by Beverly Johnson on, undated 2017 | view blog with video

“Power of Place Premieres at Wells Reserve” by Abigail Jackson in York County Coast Star, June 15, 2017

“Art Supporting Science—A Natural Fit” by Faith Gillman in The Village, June 2017

“Power of Place Premieres at Wells Reserve” by Abigail Jackson in York County Coast Star, June 15, 2017

“Summer of Art & Science” by Alexandra Pecci in northshore, June-July 2017 | read the article

May 2017

“Art Abounds on Laudholm’s Grounds” by Bob Keyes (photos by Gregory Rec) on, May 22, 2017 | read the article

April 2017

“Maine Water Quality” by Adam Epstein on WGME-TV, April 28, 2017 | view the video

“Wells Reserve: Maine Summer of Art & Science” by Allison Tibaldi in offMetro, April 26, 2017

“Laudholm Hosts Earth Day Celebration April 21” by Nancy McCallum in Tourist News, April 2017

“The Concierge: Tips for Touring Here and Abroad” by Necee Regis in Boston Sunday Globe Travel, April 9, 2017

“Laudholm Farm Explores the Nature of Inspiration” by Bob Keyes in Maine Sunday Telegram, April 9, 2017

March 2017

“Walk this way with Thoreau” by Janet Mendelsohn in Boston Globe Travel, March 30, 2017

“Proposed NOAA Cuts Put Coastal Programs at Risk” by Jennifer Bryant and Max Sullivan in York County Coast Star, March 23, 2017

“Trump Cuts Threaten Great Bay Reserve, NH Sea Grant” by Max Sullivan in Portsmouth Sunday, March 19, 2017

“Wells Reserve in Jeopardy” by Dina Mendros in Journal Tribune, March 11, 2017

Trump’s Proposed NOAA Cuts Imperil Wells Reserve in Maine” by Colin Woodard in Portland Press Herald, March 9, 2017


"Wells Reserve" by Janet Mendelsohn in Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, 2013 | read the article

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