Interns’ Vaughan Woods Wednesdays

For the second year, KLT interns supported our friends at the Vaughan Woods and Historic Homestead. Every Wednesday, Vaughan Woods hosts children from the city of Hallowell’s recreation program. Children visit Vaughan Woods for an environmental education or history program, and depending on the weather, get to spend a lot of time out in the woods. They host the youngest children on week one, and every week an older age group joins them until the program ends.

 Kate Tremblay, Executive Director at Vaughan Woods, says “The Kennebec Land Trust Interns provide youthful positive role models - its wonderful for our local kids to be exposed to young adults who are pursuing a career in conservation and who genuinely love and care for the natural world. We are grateful for this partnership and truly enjoy getting to know the interns each year!”

 This partnership has been a great opportunity for KLT to support the Vaughan Homestead and to help create meaningful outdoor experiences for youth in our community. Jordan Tanguay, one of our 2018 interns, said, “The other day, we walked up through the stream catching eels and frogs, and saw a snapping turtle. The kids also made stick boats, went searching for butterflies in the field, and got a kick out of watching the Vaughan Woods chickens. I think the kids really like learning about local history and the environment in a non-classroom setting and it’s a lot of fun for us, too.”

To learn more about our internship program and to apply for current opportunities click here.

 

Land for Sale by Owner

30± ACRES OF LAND in West Gardiner, Maine, located between Lindsey
Lane and the Collins Mills Road on the west side of the Hallowell-Litchfield
Road with 288 feet of road frontage and further described as follows:
A certain lot or parcel of land situated in the said West Gardiner and bounded
and described as follows: Northerly by land now or formerly of Warren H.
Davis; easterly by land now or formerly of Reuben L. Snow; southerly by the
country road leading from Hallowell to Litchfield and westerly by land now or
formerly of the heirs of the late Orron E. Towle, containing thirty (30) acres,
more or less.
Being the premises described in deed of Thelma R. Wakefield to Thelma R.
Wakefield and Kendra W. Shaw dated August 8, 1988 and recorded in Book
3403, Page 232.
For sale by sealed bid offer only. All offers must be received on or before July
23, 2018. The successful bidder will be notified by August 1, 2018 and must
be prepared to close within 45 days. The owner expressly reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
Mail sealed bids to: The Kennebec Land Trust, PO Box 261, Winthrop, ME 04364.
For all inquiries and additional information on the location, please call: (207) 377-2848.

Myers donates land to the Kennebec Land Trust

Kennebec Land Trust member Stewart Myers donated a 238-acre conservation easement in Vienna and Chesterville in Kennebec and Franklin counties to the Kennebec Land Trust on Dec. 19. This conservation donation, which encompasses most of the shoreline of Egypt Pond, will protect natural scenery, water quality, working woodlands and farmland, and wildlife habitat, according to a news release from Howard Lake, KLT Lands Committee board chairman.

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