Category: Recent Activities

Prehistoric trees saved from Australia’s fires

By Sara Spary, CNN  January 16, 2020 An ancient grove of pine trees whose ancestors are thought to have stood tall among dinosaurs some 200 million years ago has been saved from Australian bushfires in a covert firefighting mission. Firefighters in New South Wales…

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”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Lending a Hand

(As posted on Journal Tribune Newspaper website). As hundreds of volunteers from local businesses fanned across York County for the United Way’s 2019 Day of Caring event, these Pratt & Whitney employees  worked alongside Mousam Way Land Trust members at the trust’s Pence Community…

Sanford Community Garden Sign-up Form

Sanford Community Garden Hosted by Sanford/Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust; Managed by University of Maine Extension Service’s York County Master Gardener Volunteers After an absence of several years, Sanford has a community garden where those who lack access to suitable land can grow their own organic vegetables,…

Community garden planned by Mousam Way Land Trust

A new community garden is coming to Sanford  in the spring of  2019 for individuals and families who lack access to suitable garden land.  It will  be located on the McKeon Reserve at the Pence Community Ecology Center.  The  Mousam Way Land Trust is…