Ann Lewis, already active on the Stewardship Committee, has now also taken over as our new part-time Conservation Coordinator.
As many of you know, in May we wished the best to Jamie Sydoriak, our Conservation Coordinator since earlier this year, as she moved on to a full time position with Connecticut DEEP. Ann stepped in June.
Ann has been serving on the Trust’s Stewardship Committee for the past year as the Trails Chair, coordinating volunteer work parties to get needed boardwalks, bridges, invasives removal, etc. done on our preserves. Ann will continue in this volunteer role in addition to her new duties as Conservation Coordinator which will have a strong focus on stewardship of the Joshua’s Trust Preserves.
Ann also works as a home care occupational therapist after a prior career of working in the conservation arena for The Nature Conservancy. She is very excited to be returning to the world of conservation and looks forward to participating in the Trust’s efforts to manage our preserves for environmental and historic preservation, recreation, and the enjoyment of the community.