The Wrack

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

Posts tagged volunteer

  • Crafts Festival Celebrates the Big 3-0!

    | September 16, 2017 | Filed under: Observations

    The thirtieth annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival was a record-breaker and an art-filled, volunteer-fueled celebration.

  • A Message from The Forks

    David Morse
    | September 12, 2017 | Filed under: Culture

    The art of parked cars.

  • Where You From?

    | September 10, 2017 | Filed under: Observations

    Getting hundreds of cars parked in an hour is no small feat. Our volunteers were up to the task on a record-breaking Saturday.

  • Record-setting Crafts Festival in 2016

    | September 12, 2016 | Filed under: Culture

    This year's Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival was the kind of community we should all want to live in. More than 160 volunteers worked together as a tireless, friendly, and welcoming team to make 3,500 visitors and 122 participating artisans feel like there was no better place to be.

  • Volunteer Party 2016

    | July 28, 2016

    Crowd shot at 2016 volunteer party. Photo by Lucie LaChance.

    On July 7, we hosted our annual Volunteer Reception. Normally an August event, we celebrated early this year to honor Nancy Viehmann, who just retired after 16+ years as our volunteer and visitor services coordinator. It was also a good opportunity to introduce her successor, Lynne Benoit-Vachon, to many of our most faithful volunteers.

    What a pleasant evening! It's not often that crafts festival volunteers, trail rangers, education docents, receptionists, landscapers, beach monitors, trustees, RMA members, and the staff get to mingle. Everyone looked happy to be visiting.

    Capturing personalities at the event was Lucie Lachance, who kindly shared her collection of images. We've selected a few to share. Thanks, Lucie, and to everyone who came out for the social.

  • At Your Service

    | July 3, 2016

    Thank you, volunteers

    The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune Sunday edition, 7/3/2016, and Making It At Home's 7/6/2016 issue.

    Every morning as I make my coffee, I watch the birds at the bird feeder outside my kitchen window. The other day I noticed, perched on the deck railing near the feeder, a brownish-greyish bird throwing a temper tantrum.

  • Volunteer Recognition Awards (all years)

    | October 13, 2015 | Filed under: Culture

    All volunteers are honestly appreciated, but some merit special attention for their unusual dedication. Each year, Laudholm Trust and Wells Reserve staff nominate certain volunteers for recognition. Here is our history of selections.

  • 28th Crafts Festival is One for the Record Books

    | September 14, 2015 | Filed under: Culture

    With almost 4,000 attendees over two days, the crafts festival set new attendance and gross receipts records in its 28th year. Proceeds from the event will continue to support and develop science, education, conservation, and preservation.

  • Education Team Comings and Goings

    | June 10, 2015 | Filed under: Culture

    Stellar interns in spring 2015 helped with camps, events, digitizing records, fish research, and program promotion.

  • 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.