Directors, Officers for Medomak Valley Land Trust
Valley Land Trust is pleased to announce new directors and officers
president, Charlie Witherell, joined the board in 2007 and served as
treasurer since 2009. The new vice-president, Ed Kahora, has
volunteered for several years with the land trust’s field crew and
joined the board in 2012. Caren Clark (president from 2009 through
2012) moves to the treasurer’s position, and Carolyn Bryant, board
member since 2005, continues as secretary.
welcomed four new directors:
of Union is co-owner, winemaker, and distiller for Sweetgrass
Farm Winery & Distillery. Sweetgrass Farm is situated on the banks
of the upper Medomak River and features a trail created in
partnership with MVLT. Keith, along with his wife and business
partner Constance, is interested in preserving open space and
working farmland in the watershed.
of Waldoboro followed her long-time dream of living on the water
in Maine after a career in journalism and writing in New York and
Washington, DC. She gave up her day job at the Brookings Institution
to move here full time, and is now sole proprietor of Word
Sharpener, an editing/writing consultancy. As an avid outdoors
person, she hopes to combine her passion with her writing analytic
skills to help develop a stronger public face for the growing land
Seaver of Waldoboro
is vice president of Ocean Organics, which has been turning seaweed
into fertilizer for golf courses, lawns and gardens for 30 years. He
first became intrigued by seaweed after taking a job at Atlantic
Labs, a Maine company that makes seaweed-based fertilizer for
farmers. George has an excellent understanding of the local business
community and an interest in protecting the environment.
of Friendship moved to Maine with his wife Debbie in 1986 and
opened The Outsiders' Inn Bed and Breakfast that same year. He is an
associate broker at Farrin Properties in Damariscotta and hopes to
lend some of his real estate experience to MVLT, which he feels
represents the best opportunity to steward precious land in the
region. Bill, cheered on by his wife, recently completed a nearly
seven-month hike of the Appalachian Trail.
this year is Tim Kimpton of Waldoboro, a long-time board member who
also served as vice-president. The land trust and its members thank
Tim for his contributions - from helping to draft policies, to
leading ski outings, and much more – and for his many years of
service to the land trust and conservation in the watershed.