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The Wrack

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

Posts tagged sanford

  • Three Ways to Look at Streamside Buffers

    | July 29, 2014

    Bruce Read, chairman of the Laudholm Trust board of directors, addresses the group assembled for A Watershed Moment in June 2014Three angles of investigation into three waterways flowing through three municipalities have reached one encouraging conclusion: The Merriland River, Branch Brook, and the Little River are ecologically healthy and the people largely responsible, those living in the combined watershed, know and appreciate it.

    The design for our Sustaining Coastal Landscapes and Community Benefits project, the first study of its kind, drew from the sciences of ecology, economy, and communications. Reserve staff and their colleagues from Clark University looked at streamside buffers in Sanford, Kennebunk, and Wells to find out how they affect life in the water and how members of the community value them.

  • 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…
  • Headwaters: A Collaborative Conservation Plan for the Town of Sanford

    Wells Reserve Contributor | March 24, 2010

    Protecting the Headwaters of Five Southern Maine Watersheds

    Sanford, the town with York County's largest population, contains the headwaters of these five rivers:

  • Status of watershed conservation in southern Maine

    | December 4, 2009

    The Wells Reserve has produced or assisted with every key conservation planning document prepared for southern Maine watersheds over the past decade. The most recent issue of the Watermark newsletter includes a chart to show which plans cover each town and watershed. You can download the watershed conservation chart below (it's a small PDF).

  • Sanford approaches crucial moment in conservation planning

    | June 17, 2009

    The Coastal Training Program team has been hard at work helping the Town of Sanford to outline goals and strategies for achieving open space and resource protection in the town's natural areas and working landscapes.

    In 2008, the Coastal Training Program assisted the town with a series of workshops designed to bring community stakeholders together, to share their visions for the future of Sanford, and to craft a plan for realizing those visions.