The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged americorps

  • Working Together: AmeriCorps NCCC and the Wells Reserve

    | March 14, 2017

    There’s no one on Laudholm beach when Moose 5, the AmeriCorps team that will spend the next five weeks at the Wells Reserve, arrives at low tide. It’s windy, raw, and the snow has started, but they seem in no hurry to leave. They shrink the chilly gap between their shoulders and ears, and face the ocean.

  • NCCC*AmeriCorps at Work this Spring

    Wells Reserve Contributor | May 13, 2015

    NCCC AmeriCorps team at the Wells Reserve for March and April 2015Perhaps you have noticed the young people dressed in distinctive khaki pants and NCCC-labeled tee shirts working individually or in groups on the grounds at Laudholm. They are members of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, an organization based in Washington DC.

    I recently had the opportunity to sit with four AmeriCorps members at one of their newly constructed picnic tables. They and five others arrived at Laudholm on March 27 and worked until April 17.

  • Chestnut Trees Arrive at the Wells Reserve

    Wells Reserve Contributor | May 31, 2012

    Twenty small American chestnut trees (Castanea dentata), most no taller than a foot, have found a temporary home within the fenced garden managed by the Master Gardeners of York County. They arrived at the Reserve in the cargo area of Sue Bickford’s Subaru on May 18th as part of the Wells Reserve's Forest Management Plan.

  • Life after the Wells Reserve: An Americorps Member Update

    Wells Reserve Contributor | May 4, 2012

    Emily Thornton, MCC AmericorpsI cannot believe it’s been six months since I left the Wells Reserve at the end of my MCC term. Last November, having spent the summer and fall gaining valuable field experience, I headed home to pursue my next career goal: admission to graduate school. It was a daunting but surprisingly natural transition, as my experiences at the Reserve prepared me well for this next phase.

  • New trail features rediscovered foundation

    | October 8, 2009

    Those who've studied Laudholm history know that the current barns were built in the first decade of the twentieth century, after a 1902 fire burned the old barns to the ground. Some may recall that the fire "was started by burning, wind-blown shingles from a fire at the Goodwin farm a quarter mile away." *

    A couple of years ago, Charles Lord became curious about where the Goodwin farm stood, so he asked his father's sister what she remembered. She pointed him "just up the road."

  • Mousam River fish survey covered in Coast Star

    | May 28, 2009

    May 21 and 22 were fish sampling days on the Mousam River estuary. Wells Reserve research staff were joined by volunteers from Maine Rivers and AmeriCorps to form a team that set fyke nets and fished on two tides, one by night and another by day. Steve Bodnar from the York County Coast Star tagged along and his article is in today's paper. You can read it at