The Wrack

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Posts tagged laudholm trust

  • Give the Gift of Laudholm

    | November 28, 2017 | Filed under: Opinion

    It's #GivingTuesday. Tell us where we can send our greatest gift.

  • Venue: A Year of Weddings at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm

    Beth Geary
    | December 4, 2015 | Filed under: Culture

    We're surprised and delighted by the creativity our brides and grooms unleash to bring their visions to life at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm.

  • 20/20 Vision at Our 2020 Vision

    | November 25, 2014

    Staring at the camera through cardboard-tube binoculars. Photo courtesy Jackie Lipsky.

    The Wells Reserve at Laudholm is a timeless place, but these are changing times.

  • Laudholm-palooza — Well Met, Indeed!

    | October 4, 2013

    "They came not only from Wells, but from many surrounding communities and nearby New Hampshire. They were average citizens and prominent government officials; they were lawyers, scientists, senior citizens, and high school students. There were more than 100 of them in the Wells High School auditorium, but they came with only one purpose in mind: to support the proposed Laudholm Farm Estuary Sanctuary."

    York County Coast Star, 1981

    And they came together again Thursday night, in the Barn, the Auditorium, and across our eight breakout sessions, to talk about the past, present, and future of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm (which is still referred to by most as Laudholm Farm, even 27 years since becoming a Reserve, ha!).

  • Joyner Stepping Down as President of Laudholm Trust

    | February 3, 2012 | Filed under: News

    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.

  • FairPoint Communications supports Laudholm Trust

    | November 16, 2010 | Filed under: News

    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.

  • Sanford Students to the Sea outdoor classroom

    | November 8, 2010 | Filed under: News
    Sanford Institution for Savings release dated November 8, 2010 Sanford Junior High students are getting a chance to explore estuaries, beaches, and other coastal habitats thanks to a new partnership formed by Sanford Institution for Savings (SIS), the Sanford School Department, Laudholm Trust, and the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. This fall, the Sanford Students to the Sea outd…
  • Laudholm's fifth president

    | October 27, 2008 | Filed under: News

    The "interim" label has been removed; Diana Joyner is the new president of Laudholm Trust.

    Tim Dietz, chairman of Laudholm's board of directors said:

    Diana's energy, enthusiasm, and proven organizational skills will play a significant role in taking the Laudholm Trust and the Wells Reserve to the next level of growth. We are delighted Diana has accepted this position.

  • Stories of Laudholm

    | October 25, 2007

    As part of our 25th anniversary, we created a video to tell the story of the very early days of the effort to save Laudholm Farm. The video, produced by William Lord, debuted at our August celebratory dinner and was very well received.

  • Derelict farm to estuarine sanctuary, 1978 to 1986

    Mort Mather
    | August 31, 1986 | Filed under: Culture

    This "History of the Project" was written by Mort Mather around the time the Wells Reserve was dedicated in 1986. Some minor formatting has been done to the originally typewritten document.

    Interest in having the land now encompassed within the bounds of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve preserved for the public good dates back to the early 1960s. At that time the value of salt marshes was beginning to be more fully understood. Studies showed that two-thirds of the commercially important fish depend in some stage in their lives on estuaries. Estuaries are also important areas for commercial development; as the population increases scenic areas near water are under increased pressure for residential development. In the sixties man-made development was filling marshes at an alarming rate. If left unchecked, this development would do serious damage to our fisheries and eliminate most of the coastal habitat for wildlife, endangering more and more species.