Category: Recent Activities

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 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 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”


August 15, 2018 This wretched weather is not only stressing our habitats, but also our schedules for various projects! Remember to slow down a bit and stay hydrated. Our next meeting is at 10 AM on September 19 at the Sanford Chamber of Commerce;… Continue Reading “SUMMER NEWSLETTER”

Land Trust Standards and Practices Program

Through a grant awarded to MWLT from Maine Coast Heritage Trust, several of our Directors recently completed an instructional program regarding the tenets of the Land Trust Standards and Practices Program. Maureen Hoffman, an experienced land trust practitioner and trainer, was our consultant, leading… Continue Reading “Land Trust Standards and Practices Program”

Meadow Restoration Demonstration Project; McKeon Environmental Reserve

Early last April at Springvale Nurseries, the students sowed some milkweed seeds, under the watchful eye of their teachers and some Trust directors. The plants thrived under the care of the nursery’s staff, and were ready for their permanent new home at the Trust’s… Continue Reading “Meadow Restoration Demonstration Project; McKeon Environmental Reserve”

Wetland Waterfowl Habitat Support: McKeon Environmental Reserve

On an unusually warm Spring-2018 day, some Sanford Bridge School students helped some ducks which were finding the habitat at The McKeon Reserve in Springvale to their liking. Recent logging operations affected some of the nesting cavities used by the native Wood, Mallard, and… Continue Reading “Wetland Waterfowl Habitat Support: McKeon Environmental Reserve”

Upland Bird Habitat Support: McKeon Environmental Reserve

On a cool April-2018 day, Sanford Alternative High School students completed their science project. Each student identified a bird species about which they would study. Habitat, behavior, and nesting requirements were some areas of study. Nesting boxes were then designed, built and brought to… Continue Reading “Upland Bird Habitat Support: McKeon Environmental Reserve”