"The marsh, to him who enters it in a receptive mood, holds, besides mosquitoes and stagnation, melody, the mystery of unknown waters, and the sweetness of Nature undisturbed by man."

~ Charles William Beebe (1877-1962),
Log of the Sun, 1906 

The all-volunteer Board of Directors has grown from the original five members to a current total of nine. Focusing on the major goals of land protection and education/information, the board functions through several active committees charged with:

  • identifying, protecting and preserving strategically important parcels of land to maintain the rural character and scenic beauty of Tiverton
  • long term management and maintenance of the protected lands, including trail construction
  • providing educational programs, guided trail walks, and hosting community forums
  • ensuring fiscal responsibility of the trust
  • developing increased membership, community outreach, and information sharing


Current Officers and Members of the Board of Directors are:

Eric Watne | President
David Elliott | Vice President
Scott DeMello | Treasurer
Jonathan Snider | Secretary
Ben Clements
Jessica Freedman
Greg Jones
        Seth Price
Eduardo Rodriguez
Patricia Sylvester


Nicole Kirkos | Operations Manager