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KLT Par 3 Golf 2020 at Pine Hollow!

klt par 3 golf 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual Par 3 Golf Tournament! It was a lovely afternoon at Pine Hollow and a fun way to support land conservation!

Thank you to all our teams and sponsors!

KLT Principal Sponsor:  Kennebunk Savings Bank

KLT Food Sponsor: Kennebunk Subway

Hole Sponsors:

Spang Builders

Hancock Lumber

Sanford/Springvale Chamber of Commerce

Edward Jones

People’s United Bank

Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

FB Environmental

Cole Harrison Insurance

Law Office of Jessie L. Krall

HMH Vises

Southern Maine Health Care

Proscape Irrigation

Spang Builders

New Vision Custom

Bouchard Family

Barstow Family

Sandmire Family

Beath Family

Teams:

Sanford Springvale Chamber of Commerce

Edward Jones

Wells Reserve at Laudholm

Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

Cole Harrison

Firth Team

Law Office of Jessie L. Krall

Bouchard Team

1st place, 50: Mike R.

2nd place, 52: Willie D.

3rd place, 55: Sean D.

Winner of the 50/50 raffle,$77: ticket #3602245

Winner of the signed copy of “Retro Road Trip: Maine, Kittery to Portland“: ticket #3602957

Winner of a KLT Hat: ticket #3602381

Prize winners please contact kennebunklandtrust@gmail.com to arrange a time to pick up your prizes! 

 

 

New KLT Trail Map!

KLT is excited to share that we have a new trail map! Hard copies will be available later this Fall and the map will be downloadable online.

This project was made possible with the generous support of the Davis Conservation Foundation and with GIS help from the Wells Reserve at Laudholm.

The KLT map was redesigned by Rachel Schumacher Designs. The new map contains a membership tear away flap to share the importance of membership and community conservation and encourage greater membership support; KLT is a small nonprofit, membership-powered organization and relies on the support of its members to help nature thrive and protect open space for all to explore. This new map is now pocket-sized, making it perfect to take on any adventure! The map also features KLT’s newest preserves such as Oxbow Preserve and the Hope Woods Conservation Easement.

New KLT Trail Map 2020

KLT Welcomes Three New Board Members

Erin Cavallaro
Lori Beath
Bill Cox

The Kennebunk Land Trust is excited to announce that it has welcomed three new board members to its Board of Director: Erin Cavallaro, Lori Beath, and Bill Cox. These new members join a strong Board of Directors that includes Rob Felvinci, Scott Gasperin, Tony Liguori, Tom Wellman, and KLT’s Chair of the Board of Directors, Beth Sandmire.

Erin is a Kennebunk native and has always had a passion for open spaces and the environment. She is currently the Director of Philanthropy for Maine Farmland Trust, a statewide organization that protects farmland, supports farmers and their businesses, and advances the future of farming.  Erin has spent over a decade raising funds and developing creative communication campaigns for local and regional nonprofit organizations. 

After spending over 30 summers in Kennebunk, Lori and her family officially moved to Kennebunk in 2016. She became interested in the Kennebunk Land Trust to make sure that this wonderful town does not become over developed and lose its charm. She previously served on the board of the Jon Francis Foundation whose mission is dedicated to saving lives through wilderness safety education, empowering families who have suffered the loss of an adult loved one in the wilderness and advocating for legal protection for missing adults.

Bill has worked 35 years in the investment management industry including institutional and management positions with The Royal Bank of Canada, CIBC Wood Gundy and Drexel Burnham & Lambert. Since 1997, he has been a managing member and Chief Investment Officer of Cox Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory and wealth management firm. Bill’s family has spent summers in Maine since 1963; his family moved to Maine full time in April 2019. Bill loves exploring the Maine outdoors with his family. He is an active member of the Cape Arundel Golf Club, serving as president from 2006-2008.

The mission of the Kennebunk Land Trust is to permanently conserve and steward land to benefit natural and human communities. KLT is a membership powered organization and relies on its members to fulfill its mission. KLT has protected over 3,400 acres throughout its 48 year history. Visit www.kennebunklandtrust.org to become a member or learn more about the Trust.

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 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.