The Wrack

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

Posts tagged land conservation

  • The Power of Protected Places

    | May 1, 2020 | Filed under: Opinion

    Protected lands can have a powerful effect on people. Those who have the foresight to set aside special places do so because they know people will appreciate them for many years to come.

  • Keystone Property Protected along Merriland River in Wells

    | January 27, 2012 | Filed under: News

    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.

  • Protection of Merriland River Parcel Gets Boost from Federal Grant

    | September 2, 2011 | Filed under: News

    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.