Category: Recent Activities

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”

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… Continue Reading “Lending a Hand”

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… Continue Reading “Community garden planned by Mousam Way Land Trust”

New Ecology Center will benefit many in community 

https://www.journaltribune.com/articles/letters-to-the-editor/new-ecology-center-will-benefit-many-in-community/ November 07, 2018   The report by Tammy Wells in the Nov. 3, 2018 Journal Tribune edition about the development of the David and Linda Pence Community Ecology Center at the Mousam Way Land Trust’s McKeon Reserve is a very timely piece in… Continue Reading “New Ecology Center will benefit many in community “

Land trust endorses Springvale ecology center concept- Facility to be be named after patrons

November 03, 2018 By TAMMY WELLS, Senior Staff Writer https://www.journaltribune.com/articles/front-page/land-trust-endorses-springvale-ecology-center-concept/ SPRINGVALE – Picture a place for community gardens; picture a nature discovery trail, where people can slow down and look around them and enjoy. Picture a native plant and garden arboretum, and a greenhouse, … Continue Reading “Land trust endorses Springvale ecology center concept- Facility to be be named after patrons”

Springvale rail car mystery solved

As reported in Sanford’s Journal Tribune, October 4, 2018. Technology helps locate sunken railway flat car   October 04, 2018 By TAMMY WELLS, Senior Staff Writer SPRINGVALE — A railroad car that sunk has been the subject of folklore for nearly 150 years and it’s been one… Continue Reading “Springvale rail car mystery solved”

Outdoor Restroom at McKeon Reserve

Lowe’s employees pitch in to assist Mousam Land Trust As part of  its community support and volunteering, the goal for Lowe’s 310,000 employees is to invest $350 million and 3 million volunteering volunteer hours by 2025. This goal came a small step closer to… Continue Reading “Outdoor Restroom at McKeon Reserve”