50 acres conserved along Medomak Pond

Jan 01, 2014

Waldoboro — Bob and Sue Wieluns, of Waldoboro, recently donated a conservation easement on 50 acres of open fields and woodlands on Medomak Pond to the Medomak Valley Land Trust.

Thanks to their generosity this land will now remain protected forever, ensuring its use as habitat and sustainably managed forestland and farmland, and limiting future development.

The newly-protected property, known as Medomak Pond Meadows, contains more than 2,000 feet of frontage on Medomak Pond. The pond contains habitat for warm and cold water fish species and provides nesting habitat for loons, ducks, and dozens of other bird species. The shoreline of the pond is mostly undeveloped, contributing to good water quality and unusually clear waters.

When Wielunses first considered purchasing the property, they were “totally thrilled by the property and that feeling convinced us to put an offer on it. Later, after meeting the people of MVLT, it made complete sense to us to donate a conservation easement as a means of preserving these wonderful meadows on Medomak Pond."

“MVLT is extremely grateful to Bob and Sue for their generosity and foresight in protecting this beautiful property” said Liz Petruska, MVLT’s Executive Director, in a news release. “Drivers along Route 220 will forever be able to enjoy the beautiful view across the fields to Medomak Pond, uninterrupted by houses or other development. In addition, we are glad that the Wieluns will continue to allow a local farmer to work the fields, contributing to the local food supply and preventing the loss of farmland to development”.

For more information about conservation options and MVLT’s services to landowners, please contact the land trust’s Waldoboro office at 832-5570 or mvlt@midcoast.com. Visit medomakvalley.org.

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