At a meeting of the Sippican Lands Trust (SLT)’s Board of Directors held on September 11, 2018, a new slate of Executive Officers was approved. The new Executive Officers are Alan Harris as President, Jonathan Howland as Vice President, Wayne Tirrell as Treasurer, Susannah Davis as Clerk, Kate Ross as Past President, and Randy Parker as Chair of the Stewardship Committee.
Alan Harris has served on the Sippican Lands Trust’s Board of Directors for close to 20 years and is excited about his new role as President. Harris said that “I am looking forward to working with our dedicated Board of Directors. Our 45th year at Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) should be exceptional in providing opportunities to get out in our valuable Marion open space.” Kate Ross, SLT’s outgoing President, noted that “Harris has been involved in local, community conservation efforts for over two decades and his leadership will give SLT additional opportunities to expand its land conservation work in Marion.”
Chris Bryant, Marian Howell, and Kellie Crete will be leaving as Executive Officers, but will continue to serve on the SLT Board of Directors. SLT’s Executive Director, Jim Bride, “commended Bryant, Crete, and Howell for their strong service to the SLT Executive Committee and is thrilled to know that their combined knowledge and expertise will continue to serve the SLT board into the future.” Bryant most recently served as Past President, Crete as Treasurer, and Howell as Clerk.
SLT has protected 1,350 acres of land in Marion and holds numerous walks and special events on its properties throughout the year. SLT is currently working on raising funds to build a 1,835-foot accessible boardwalk at its Osprey Marsh property.