Funds & Love On Route from Maine to Puerto Rico & Texas

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October 19, 2017


Post Harvey damage in Texas. Photo courtesy of Jace Tunnell.

There is something about family and friends—when you get knocked down they are there to help lift you back up. That’s just what Wells Reserve is doing for two members of our NERRS family. The nonprofit partner of our Wells reserve in Maine, the Laudholm Trust, is sending $1,500 to help our Texas and Puerto Rico reserves recover and rebuild. They collected the funds from ticket proceeds from the recent Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival. More than 4,000 visitors attended the festival, with perfect weather spurring record revenues for the 30th annual fundraising event.

“These are one-time, emergency relief donations sent in response to the unprecedented and powerful storms that directly hit our sister reserves,” said Jessica Gribbon Joyce, chair of the Laudholm Trust board. “The 29 estuarine reserves across the country are a tight-knit family, so we were heartbroken to see the devastation in Texas and Puerto Rico. We wanted to help our friends and colleagues get back to full capacity as soon as possible.”

Our NERRS family is resilient and strong, and with help from friends like these, we have no doubt our reserves will recover and rebuild to be stronger than ever. For information on how to contribute to relief efforts, visit

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