Masters Machine Company is proud to be a continuing supporter of the Pemaquid Watershed. Since 2009, MMC has sponsored the LaVerna Preserve as part of PWA’s Adopt-A-Trail Program.
About LaVerna Preserve
The Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) accepted the formal transfer from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) of the 120 -acre LaVerna Preserve in the village of Chamberlain in Bristol, Maine, in 2009. This expansive preserve features some 3,600 feet of shoreline, 2.7 miles of trails, and a diverse array of wildlife habitat, including mixed hardwoods, coniferous forests, forested wetlands, freshwater marsh, and gently sloping overgrown farmland. The preserve was acquired in three parcels from 1965 through 1973. Dr. Elizabeth Hoyt and her sister, Mrs. Anna Mavor, donated a 30 -acre parcel; their family trust, the La Verna Foundation, donated a 55 -acre parcel; and The Nature Conservancy purchased the remaining 34 -acre parcel at the southwest end of the preserve.