by Kevin McKeon
On a recent warm August morning, a dedication ceremony for The Lowd Environmental Reserve was hosted by directors of Mousam Way Land Trust. Rebecca Legrow and her husband Donald unveiled the road side sign, as she and her family were honored for the donation of 14 acres of land on Oak Street in Springvale, just ½ mile from Springvale Square. Dr. Bud Johnston, Trust President, gave a short geologic history of the area along with the various valuable habitats held within the Reserve, after which Rebecca gave her personal reflections of her love of the land and the enjoyment she, her family, and childhood friends enjoyed over the years.
A short trail walk over recently added footbridges and a boardwalk was led by Bud, as he highlighted the various geologic and botanical areas. Rebecca shared more of her recollections of playing in her “back yard”. Ice cream, cookies, and drinks were then enjoyed by all.
Mousam Way Land Trust, the local community, and all those who enjoy nature and the occasional short quiet walk will be forever thankful for Rebecca’s thoughtful and generous contribution to the health and safety of the various species—including humans!—within and surrounding the Lowd Environmental Reserve.