Terry White has championed the protection of open space in Westport for decades. During his tenure as president of the land trust he oversaw the restoration and revitalization of Westport Town Farm; the creation of Dunham’s Brook Conservation Area; and the transformation of a small all-volunteer organization into one of the most reputable land trusts in Southeastern New England.


Why did you get involved with WLCT?

Our neighbors, Louie and Sally Howland, persuaded us to get involved. They conserved their property, which is right next to ours. They inspired us to do the same.

Through the process of working with the land trust to conserve our property I became more involved with the organization, as a volunteer, board member, and eventually as president of the land trust.


What are you most thankful for this year?

I am most thankful for the continued growth and prosperity of the land trust. Specifically, it is gratifying to see the progress throughout the town and especially protection of the St. Vincent de Paul camp property. I am grateful for the many people who have come together to protect that property.