Behind The Scenes: Kennebec Land Trust
Time & Location
About The Event
Cynergy and the Kennebec Land Trust invite you to visit the Wakefield Wildlife Sanctuary and Cabins in West Gardiner on Wednesday, September 4 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join us to learn about land conservation and stewardship, trail building, and the historic cabins on Cobbossee Stream, and meet the KLT staff!
The Wakefield Wildlife Sanctuary was generously bequeathed to the Kennebec Land Trust in November 2016 upon owner Kendra Wakefield Shaw’s passing. Its 115 acres feature historic cabins and 4,000 feet of frontage on Cobbossee Stream in West Gardiner. Two of the cabins were restored by the Maine Cabin Masters in 2018 and featured in Season 3 of their DIY Network show. Currently, the KLT Stewardship team is constructing a new trail on the property.
The Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine. KLT protects land permanently, offers opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy the natural world, and works with partners to support sustainable forestry and farming.
Please be aware that parking is limited and we encourage carpooling. The cabins are a short walk through the woods from the parking area; please bring bug spray and wear suitable shoes. The historic cabins are accessed by several steps. The cabins are solar-powered and feature composting toilets.
Click here for driving directions: https://bit.ly/2TCd6VD
If you are heading west on the Hallowell Litchfield Road, Wakefield Lane is located about one mile west of the intersection of the Hallowell Litchfield Road and High Street. If you are traveling east, Wakefield Lane is about one mile east of Neck Road in Litchfield, shortly after the bridge over Cobbossee Stream.
Turn north on Wakefield Lane, continue past the private residence on the left, and look for a small parking area on the right. Do not block the gate, driveway, or garage. A volunteer will direct you where to park.