More than 75 trustees, members and friends gathered at the beautiful Flint Hall at St. Anne's in-the-Fields for a lovely spring evening affair. Rand Wentworth gave an inspirational and hopeful talk about about our country's practices of land preservation and environmental action from past to present. Wentworth was introduced by trustee, Andy Falender, and both were preceded by remarks from Geoff McGean, Executive Director of the LLCT and RLF, and Gwyn Loud, Board Trustee and Chair of the Education Committee. Both reviewed highlights and accomplishments of 2017, and each thanked the members, volunteers, trustees and staff who make the work possible.
Several trustees were re-elected to the board, including: Susan Allen, Buzz Constable, Tony Howland, Gwyn Loud, and Andrew Falender.
The evening began with delicious food and drinks, provided by the LLCT Education Committee, and music filled the reception hall from several young and very talented Lincoln musicians: Katherine Feng, junior at LSRHS, and sister Emily Feng, 8th grader at Lincoln School (both are part of the Lincoln School Music Program and are New England Conservatory students) played violin, and Sofia Pietropaolo, 8th grader at Lincoln School, played guitar and sang. The meeting opened with a slideshow set to sounds of Lincoln prepared by staff members, Bryn Gingrich and Jane Gruba-Chevalier, which celebrated LLCT and Lincoln's conservation, stewardship and educational practices, and beloved rural character.
Each member and friend received a complimentary copy of the Annual Report, and a new publication by LLCT called, "Wild About Lincoln" that is a guide to familiar species found in our fields, forests, waterways, ponds, trails and backyards. The guide is generously supported by grants from The Ogden Codman Trust, Lincoln School Foundation, and Lincoln Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Photographs of the evening are posted on the LLCT Facebook page here.