Why did you join the land trust?
“There’s a Quaker saying that “work is love made visible.” Volunteering with WLCT expresses my love for the land and my gratefulness for the protection of wild and open spaces. Being in nature feeds my spirit, mind and body–makes me happy and whole, whether I am walking the dogs, trail running, biking or sitting and watching water move. I so appreciate the people who have worked hard to preserve Westport’s natural heritage–especially when the former St Vincent de Paul camp across the street from where my wife and I live–was bought by WLCT. I feel incredibly lucky to benefit from this and want to give something back–to contribute to the protection and care of this land and other properties. And in the work of volunteering, I am building relationship with the land and community: learning the names of new trees, discussing memories with other volunteers, and helping clear a way for others to enjoy nature as well.”
Where is your favorite spot to get outside in Westport?
“Hard to pick just one! For beach, I like to sit on the big rocks at the Nubble. For river, paddle boarding the West Branch from Adamsville Landing to Great Island for a picnic. For woods, there are a couple special stretches of trails I’ve explored in the new community park under construction across the street. They will be great for everyone to enjoy when the park officially opens next year. One is a narrow way closely lined with hedges of summer sweet and so green and fragrant when it’s in bloom. The other is a stretch bordered by holly trees with an inviting glacial erratic. And my secret quiet place is a rock next to the Rocky Delano/Adamsville Brook down a path behind Gray’s Daily Grind.”