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The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged river

  • Kayak Season Recap

    | December 30, 2015

    As the first snow of the season fell outside my window yesterday, with our fleet of kayaks safely stored in the barn for the winter, I compiled the evaluation results from our fifth kayak season at the Reserve. Sixteen kayaking programs were held between early July and early October (eighteen were scheduled, but two were cancelled due to high winds/small craft advisories) and 82 people participated. Sixty-one of these paddlers completed evaluations immediately following the program. This is the first year we've conducted a formal evaluation of the program. What valuable information did the evaluations provide? Lots!

  • Jake's Ladder

    | October 30, 2013

    The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco?Journal Tribune Sunday edition, 11/3/13:

    Branch Brook ladder


    Jake Aman, a researcher at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm known fondly as our river guy, is building a ladder this month. At a cost of $40,000, provided by funders including the Nature Conservancy, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the Maine Coastal Program, the local water district and the Reserve, its not some ordinary stepladder. Its fancy.

    None of us will be climbing Jakes ladder anytime soon, though. Its a ladder for fish. With it, theyll be able to climb up and over a small but insurmountable dam on the Branch Brook, a tributary of the Little River here on the Kennebunk/Wells border. With this ladder, the Wells Reserve will reestablish an essential connection between the ocean downstream and vital nursery pools upstream. A small piece, missing for twenty years from a mosaic that stretches from New Hampshire to Newfoundland, will be replaced.

  • Salmon Falls River Sunset Cruise

    | August 5, 2011

    On the heels of the?environmental?communication course with Eric?Eckl?at the Great Bay Reserve on August 3rd, the?CTP?hosted Eric and local environmental leaders and community members for a sunset boat cruise upon our research?vessel on the Salmon Falls River.

    SF boat cruise

  • Learning to love the Mousam

    | February 10, 2010
    Enjoy this video by Lee Burnett... …