We are thrilled to announce that last month, thanks to a generous donor, we purchased a building to become 30 Mile’s first home in the watershed! The building is located in Mt. Vernon Village, just off Rt. 41 at 6 Seavey Corner Rd. The location is ideal: It is near the lakes and ponds where we do our work, is easily accessible, and even has views of three bodies of water. The building will provide space for offices, a large meeting room, a water quality lab, exhibits, and storage for our kayaks, YCC tools, and monitoring equipment.
The building has great potential, but needs major renovations before we can move in. We have already had two volunteer work parties and expect many more. As the building is renovated, we believe it will play a major role in revitalizing Mt. Vernon Village, while supporting our mission. Stay tuned for more information about how you can get involved in this community project!
Photos: (1) Our building in Mt. Vernon Village; (2) volunteers Josh Robbins, Bill Swan and Waine Whittier repair the roof; (3-4) volunteers Steve and Beth Trehu join others to remove overgrown vegetation; (below) volunteers at our first work party: Steve and Diana McLaughlin, Bill Swan, Lidie Robbins (staff), Waine Whittier, Josh Robbins, Beth Trehu, and Steve Trehu. Not pictured: Kirstie Ludwig, Tom Giordano, Millie Whittier, Lori Putnam (staff) and Whitney Baker (staff).
We greatly appreciate the work of Trisha Cheney, an associate broker with Lakepoint Real Estate, who donated her time to assist us with the building purchase and helped make this possible. Stay tuned for more information about how you can get involved in this community project!
“At Lakepoint Real Estate, we believe that the health of our lakes and lands is our responsibility as a community. We are passionate about our lakes and lands, which is why we volunteer our time and financial support to all of our conservation organizations, including the 30 Mile River Watershed Association. It is a privilege to support these causes and deepen our relationship with the community.” – Dan McCarron, owner of Lakepoint Real Estate