Category: Recent Activities

Kennebunk Savings Bank Volunteers Help Build Safe Trails at Lowd Reserve

On an unusually warm May morning, thoughtful folks from Kennebunk Savings Bank volunteered alongside Sanford Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust directors to complete the installations of two footbridges and a boardwalk at the Trust’s latest acquisition—a 16 acre reserve donated by Mrs. Rebecca Legro.… Continue Reading “Kennebunk Savings Bank Volunteers Help Build Safe Trails at Lowd Reserve”

Assisted Migration Project

Continued climate warming will disrupt our forests and their ability to lessen the impact of high CO2 levels.  We will lose our cool adapted evergreens and hardwoods which ,in turn, will change the nature of the forest and everything in and around it.  The… Continue Reading “Assisted Migration Project”

Sanford Community Garden accepting applications for 2021 growing season

A few 4-ft by 12-ft beds are available for those who would like to raise their own vegetables, herbs or flowers.  There is no fee for a bed and all gardening materials and tools are supplied.  Each gardener must volunteer six hours of their… Continue Reading “Sanford Community Garden accepting applications for 2021 growing season”

Kennebunk Savings supports community garden expansion

https://www.pressherald.com/2021/01/14/community-news-87/ Kennebunk Savings recently provided a donation of over $3,000 to the Sanford-Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust in support of its new and already-expanding community garden. The bank has been a partner on this project from the beginning, with donations totaling over $18,000 since… Continue Reading “Kennebunk Savings supports community garden expansion”

City Committee and Trust Complete Major Improvement

A trails connection between Blanchard Road in Springvale and Sanford City’s Rail Trail was recently competed. This long-awaited, joint effort between Sanford Trails Committee and Sanford-Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust connects non-motorized trail users to the 2 ½ miles of trails on the McKeon… Continue Reading “City Committee and Trust Complete Major Improvement”

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 Safety Rules Sanford Community Garden will open this season on April 1. Our new gravel access road and parking lot extension should provide adequate access and parking for early season gardening. COVID-19 information is widely available to help us all avoid contracting… 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”