WLCT recently conducted a search to find a new Land Stewardship and Outreach Manager. After interviewing many qualified candidates, we would like to welcome Nate McCullin to the Westport community!

Nate McCullin grew up in a farming community in Southeastern Pennsylvania which is where his passion for the outdoors began. Summer jobs on local farms sparked an interest in working with plants which led him to study Horticulture and Plant Sciences at the University of Delaware.  While attending the University of Delaware, Nate quickly realized the study of native plants and their important role in the health of our ecosystems was his passion.

After graduating Nate completed an internship at The Native Plant Trust’s Garden in the Woods located in Framingham, MA.  This public botanic garden is known for displaying the Native Flora of New England to help educate the community on their ecological and aesthetic value.  This internship led to a full time position which permanently positioned Nate as an Ecological Horticulturalist in New England. He has since worked on many different facets of horticulture including ecological restoration projects, designing and building native plant gardens, and most recently overseeing one of the largest pollinator gardens in Rhode Island on a private estate in Jamestown.  His passion for plants and people led him to the Westport Land Conservation Trust where he is excited to work with the community and volunteers to continue to protect and manage the beautiful farms and forests of Westport.

WLCT is thrilled to have Nate join the team focusing primarily on our land stewardship initiatives. The care and maintenance of the many special resources we are responsible for is paramount to the mission. We are confident Nate will help WLCT continue to elevate our stewardship program to new heights!

Steve McGuiness, Chairperson of the WLCT Stewardship Committee & Co-Vice President of Board of Directors