Saint Joseph's Nature Sanctuary
Support Accessible Earth-Friendly Education in Central Maine
Saint Joseph's Nature Sanctuary is the result of a unique partnership of local civic and non-profit organizations who came together in late 2021 around a four-acre plot of land owned by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon along the Sebasticook River in Winslow, Maine. (Click here to learn more.)
Together, these partners sought to create a welcoming place where anyone could share and learn ways of caring for the earth, build community, integrate their own spirituality, or simply enjoy nature's beauty.
This collaborative project is the Saint Joseph’s Nature Sanctuary: a haven for community building, education, and spirituality.
Our first successful year of monthly, well-attended, free programming was built on the generosity of volunteers and donated supplies. As interest in this project grew, we became aware of the need to expand programming and accessibility for children and those with limited mobility by building a three-season, screened-in, accessible outdoor learning space and a nature trail with educational signage and seating.
Your donation to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon for the Saint Joseph's Nature Sanctuary will help us reach our goal of raising $36,000 to construct the screened-in space and trail system.
To donate, you can use the form on this page or, if you prefer, you can donate by check. Please make checks out to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon-Maine, write "SJNS" (Saint Joseph's Nature Sanctuary) in the note to ensure your donation is applied directly to support Saint Joseph's Nature Sanctuary, and mail to: Sisters of St. Joseph, 80 Garland Road, Winslow, ME 04901
Join us so we can provide expanded, accessible programming by 2023.
Thomas Losty | $200
Martha Squires | $100
Paulette Gosselin | $50
Linda & Louis Pestana | $100
Fern & Bud Bard | $40
F.L. Putnam Investment Management Co. | $250
Barbara Russell | $120
Andy & Jess Vayo | $259.92
John Audibert | $100
Annette Rioux | $100
Oakland Furniture, Inc | $200
Frances Thomas | $35
The Lawry Family | $2,500
In honor of Jo Ashburn
Stephen and Martha Gagliardi
Lee Anna Stirling
Anonymous | $50
PretiFlaherty | $500
Muriel Lawry | $200
Janet Gagnon, CSJ | $50
MICHAEL HEAVENER | $207.74
Claudette Poulin | $70
Mitchell Sammons | $1,036.67
From Bonnie and Mitch in support of your excellent work.
Catholic Climate Covenant Grant | $1,000
Sustain Mid-Maine Coalition | $7,683.37
Sally Harwood | $500
Susan Morrill | $300
Fortier Family | $50