3 Trusts, 1 Community: Outdoor Education Boxes

Kennebunk Land Trust is proud to partner with our friends at Kennebunkport Conservation Trust and Arundel Conservation Trust to bring the outdoors to you! If you are a Kennebunk resident and have ordered an education box from KCT, you may pick up your box at the Kennebunk Land Trust office.

The Kennebunk Land Trust office is a yellow building located at 6 Brown Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043.

Pick up is available on Friday, June 26th from 9am-1pm. After June 26th, pick up hours are Tuesday-Thursday 9am-1pm. When you arrive to pick up your box, please call us at 207-985-8734 and a KLT staff member will meet you at your vehicle.

BECOME A KLT MEMBER: Kennebunk Land Trust has protected over 3,400 acres of forest, fields and waterways, including 1,600 acres of the Kennebunk Plains. KLT is a membership powered organization. Please consider making donation/becoming a memberClick here!! Your support makes a positive impact in our community!

Eagle Scout Project at Alewive Woods

Thank you to Everett B. of BSA Troop 304-Kennebunk for partnering with us on his Eagle Scout project at Alewive Woods. Everett rebuilt a bridge at the property and it looks great! Alewive Woods Preserve is over 625 acres of land with a 45-acre pond at its center. Originally planned as the second phase of Alewive Farms residential development, the property was conserved by the Trust in 1990.  The property is enjoyed by many in all seasons.

First Wellness Walk of 2020!

Kennebunk Land Trust and Kennebunk Parks & Recreation Department are proud to announce Southern Maine Health Care as its 2020 Wellness Walk Corporate Sponsor. The Wellness Walk Series provides guided social walks aimed at being active, building community, and opting outside. This sponsorship aligns with SMHC’s mission to improve the health and health care of the residents of York County. The first wellness walk was held at Sea Road Preserve on February 12th at 11AM. KLT would also like to recognize its Principal Sponsor, Kennebunk Savings.  

 

Thanks to all who joined us for our first Wellness Walk!

Social Walk Series, A Success!

KLT launched a new partnership with the Kennebunk Parks & Rec–Social Walk on KLT preserves. These walks helped build a network/community of walkers and encouraged people to be active and recreate! These walks illuminate the many places that KLT has protected that are great for people and great for wildlife.

Environmental Speaker Series Ends on a High Note

Whether it’s their beautiful songs or their bright colors, birds have always been a hot topic. About 25 people joined KLT for its last Environmental Speaker Series of the year–“Backyard Birding.” This program was presented in partnership with Maine Audubon and held at the elegant Nonantum Resort. Thank you to those that attended, thank you to Maine Audubon, thank you to the Nonantum, and thank you to our Speaker Series Sponsor, Spang Builders, for a wonderful program.

KLT Partners with Maine Conservation Corp to Improve Trail at Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary

KLT Partners with MCC, Makes Trail Improvements

Many people enjoy the Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary property, located along Water Street. It’s a 38-acre preserve has over 2,400 feet of frontage along the Mousam River. There is a hill at the preserve that many have found difficulty traversing, especially in the winter months when the trail can be icy. This year, KLT partnered with the Maine Conservation Corp to establish crib steps at the preserve. This will make the property more accessible in all seasons. The KLT team will put a few finishing touches on the project later this month.  We also want to thank several boys from the Kennebunk High School Football team for volunteering to move some materials into the preserve so that this project could be completed.

Crib steps at KLT’s Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary

Maine Conservation Corp crew who led this project.

KLT Par 3 Golf Tournament 2019 at Hillcrest Golf

KLT Par 3 Golf Tournament 2019 at Hillcrest Golf Was a Blast!

Thanks to the 50+ players who joined us at this year’s par 3 golf tournament at Hillcrest Golf! Thanks to all our sponsors: Griffon Security Technologies,Avita of WellsJulie Barros, RealtorSouthern Maine Health CareLone Pine Brewing CompanySanford Springvale Chamber of Commerce, Hazelwood Handyman, Hancock Lumber Company in Kennebunk,People’s United Bank-Kennebunk Branch, Sanford FlooringCole Harrison InsuranceThe Law Office of Jessie L. KrallZandri’s Martial Arts, Bob Zuke Builders, R& E Associates, Beath Family, Sandmire Family, and Harrison Family. Kennebunk SubwayAroma Joe’s Coffee,Huston & CompanyBoulangerie, A Proper BakeryLucky Star Restaurant, Thanks to Dave Sandmire for this aerial video of the tournament: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1ZK5tgsfqM

Want to play or sponsor next year? It’s $20 per player or $80 per team. Sponsorship costs $100 and includes a sign at the hole, recognition at the beer/wine cheese reception, and  2 of your 4 players. Sponsorship and full team is $140. Contact kennebunklandtrust@gmail.com to learn more.

 

 

KLT Annual Meeting & Summer Social ’19 with Guest Speaker, Comm. of MDIFW

KLT Annual Meeting & Summer Social 2019 

Guest Speaker, Judy Camuso, Commissioner for the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

 This year, more than 60 people joined us at our Annual Meeting and Summer Social. The Guest speaker was Judy Camuso, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (MDIFW). The Commissioner discussed Maine’s wildlife with a focus on the department’s programs and resources. The event was held on Wednesday, August 21st at the Brick Store Museum’s program Center, located at 4 Dane Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043. The program started at 6pm with a brief KLT Annual Meeting followed by the Commissioner’s presentation at 6:15pm. Wine and cheese reception followed. This program was free and open to the public.

 

Judy Camuso became Commissioner of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in February, 2019, and became the first department employee to be named commissioner in over 30 years, as well as the first female commissioner of the department.

 

Judy was promoted from her position as the MDIFW director of the wildlife division, a position she held since 2013. She began her career in 2007 as an assistant regional wildlife biologist in southern Maine, and then was promoted to the special projects coordinator before being selected as director.

 

As Commissioner, she oversees over 300 employees whose job is to preserve, protect, and enhances the inland fisheries and wildlife resources of the state. The department is also responsible for promoting the safe enjoyment of Maine’s outdoors — from whitewater rafting to boating, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and wildlife observation.

 

The agency’s constituents include the fish, wildlife, and people who call Maine home, as well as

the visitors who call Maine Vacationland.

KLT Highlights Preserves With Aerial Videos

 

KLT has protected many beautiful preserves throughout our community.  KLT wanted to capture the beauty of these preserves in all seasons. Dave Sandmire, KLT member, volunteered to do just that–he took videos of several KLT preserves in all seasons. This is a wonderful way to experience the properties in a new way. To check out the videos visit our new Youtube site! Thank you to Dave for spearheading this project.

Interested in supporting conservation and open space within our community? Become a member today!