Category: Recent Activities

Beaver Deceivers to Protect Deering Pond

By Kevin McKeon On a recent warm November day, as part of its directives of preserving special places and maintaining critical habitats, Mousam Way Land Trust worked with the Sanford Trails Committee and a generous donor to complete a project along Sanford’s Rail Trail. Spring time typically brings… Continue Reading “Beaver Deceivers to Protect Deering Pond”

Beaver Deceiver: Device aims to mitigate Rail Trail’s dam problem

York County Coast Star, August 6, 2020 By Shawn Sullivan https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20200806/beaver-deceiver-device-aims-to-mitigate-rail-trailrsquos-dam-problem   SPRINGVALE, Maine – For years, beaver dams have caused flooding after high watershed events along the Rail Trail abutting the wetlands of Deering Pond, but the installation of a new device on… Continue Reading “Beaver Deceiver: Device aims to mitigate Rail Trail’s dam problem”

Walmart Awards Community Grant to Sanford-Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust

The Sanford-Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust is happy to announce that it has been awarded a “Walmart Community Grants Team” grant, from the company’s Sanford Store, to support the Trust’s Sanford Community Garden. This $750.00 award was used to buy, build, and install a… Continue Reading “Walmart Awards Community Grant to Sanford-Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust”

Sanford Community Garden Sign-up Form & SPECIAL COVID-19 RULES

SPECIAL COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY RULES Sanford Community Garden will open this season on April 22, Earth Day. Please read the following interim rules regarding COVID-19 safety. As things progress, the following restrictions will be revisited and modified to ensure health and safety. These… Continue Reading “Sanford Community Garden Sign-up Form & SPECIAL COVID-19 RULES”

Tool Men Help Build Tool Shed

On a warm and foggy late October morning, “Lowes Heros” volunteer employees from Sanford Lowes gathered to help a local community’s non-profit organization, as they do every year. This year’s help was the building of a tool shed for Sanford Community Garden. The “Heros”… Continue Reading “Tool Men Help Build Tool Shed”

Rotarians & Trust Collaborate on Trail Building

On a recent Saturday morning, folks from the Sanford/Springvale Rotary Club and the Sanford/Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust teamed up to install improvements on a trail that follows the western shore of Deering Pond, which is in the Trust’s Hall Reserve in Springvale. Three… Continue Reading “Rotarians & Trust Collaborate on Trail Building”

Fun and Challenges of Building a Community Garden

From: UMaine Cooperative Extension’s “Maine Home Garden News”, October, 2019 https://extension.umaine.edu/gardening/2019/10/01/maine-home-garden-news-october-2019/ After acquiring what is now known as The McKeon Environmental Reserve, the Directors of the Mousam Way Land Trust endorsed the concept to plan and build a community ecology center. The David and… Continue Reading “Fun and Challenges of Building a Community Garden”

Pence Eco-Center at McKeon Reserve Receives Donation

Kennebunk Savings Bank Helps Local Land Trust Project July 11, 2019 Sanford/Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust is thrilled to announce the generous $10,000 donation from Kennebunk Savings Bank towards the Trust’s ongoing community-orientated effort: Sanford Community Garden at the Pence Ecology Center in The… Continue Reading “Pence Eco-Center at McKeon Reserve Receives Donation”

Community Garden at the Farm Walk!

The Mousam Way Land Trust is pleased to be partnering with the local horticultural community’s farms during Springvale’s 5th Annual Farm Walk this summer, July 28. During your visit, via shuttle if you wish, you’ll be offered:  Tours of Sanford’s brand new Community Garden… Continue Reading “Community Garden at the Farm Walk!”

Sanford Community Gardens receive grant

(As reported in Journal Tribune, June 27, 2019) SPRINGVALE — The York County Chapter of the University of Maine Extension Service Master Gardener Volunteers, and the Maine Master Gardener Development Fund has announced the awarding of a $500 grant to the Sanford Community Gardens.… Continue Reading “Sanford Community Gardens receive grant”