Projects

Reporting on our work, for the record

Southern Maine Beach Profile Monitoring Program

The Southern Maine Beach Profile Monitoring Program (SMBPMP) citizen science project was started in 1999 through the University of Maine with funding for two years from the Maine Sea Grant.  Maine Sea Grant became the program manager after the two-year funded project. 

To date, southern Maine has thirteen beaches that span York to South Portland that are monitored monthly by dedicated volunteers of all ages and backgrounds that live near the beach they care about.

The Resilience Dialogues

Bringing together the shared experiences of National Estuarine Research Reserves in managing conflict during collaborative research projects.

Webhannet Marsh Trail

The ¼-mile Webhannet Marsh Trail, along Harbor Road in Wells, is the Wells Reserve's first ADA-compliant trail.

Site Profile

Michele Dionne
Cayce Dalton
Hannah Wilhelm

The Site Profile of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, released in 2007, describes aspects of the physical characteristics of the Wells Reserve protected area.

Decreasing Vulnerability for our Beach-Based Businesses

Helping beach-based businesses prepare for storm surge and coastal flooding.

The Saco Watershed Collaborative: Safeguarding the Future of the Saco River

Source water protection is a priority of the Saco Watershed Collaborative. The Collaborative is a dedicated group of professionals, community members, and scientists working to protect the irreplaceable water resources and benefits that come from the Saco Watershed. The Saco River provides drinking water for approximately 250,000 residents across southern Maine. Forests, shoreland buffers, wetlands, aquifers, small streams, lakes and ponds, and rivers are all part of a system that collects, f…

Salmon Falls River Watershed Collaborative

Improving watershed planning and management — and protecting water supplies — in the Salmon Falls River watershed.

Developing a sensor-based platform for evaluating climate change in estuarine and coastal ecosystems

Creating inexpensive sensor systems to detect changes in coastal ecosystems and the behavior of marine organisms.

Laudholm Loppet

Embrace the spirit. Be active outside. Enjoy winter at the Wells Reserve. Log the distance you travel on the trails.

Watershed Stewardship in Action: Deaf Students on the Estuary

Bringing estuary and watershed education to teachers and deaf students in Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.