24 October 2015: The DLWA, SVCA, HVNC, and SWLA Join Forces

[dropcap]The[/dropcap] Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association, the Hidden Valley Nature Center, the Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, and the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance have joined forces and formed a new organization, Midcoast Conservancy. Clary Lake is smack in the middle of the aggregate land area covered by this new organization. This alliance has been coming together slowly over the past year and it sounds like they’re now finalizing the transition. The following is from an announcement email I received from the HVNC a couple of days ago.


Meet Midcoast Conservancy!

Our new name is just the beginning of an exciting period of transition

We listened to your input. We asked our supporters to weigh in on the new name of our merged organization and we received over 50 suggested names, nearly 400 responses to our survey, and nearly 200 helpful comments. Thank you! In addition we sought out help from marketing experts. All this pointed us back to Midcoast Conservancy!

The name combines many of the attributes that our members and supporters suggested: it is short, easy to say and remember, and it says what we do and where we do it. If the name leaves you wanting for more, just wait! In coming months our board of directors, staff, and you the community will be working together to create logos, taglines, and all the other pieces of the puzzle that will become our identity.

The new staff! Back row (left to right): Steve Patton, Andy McEvoy, Jody Jones, Lynne Flaccus, Garrison Beck. Bottom row (left to right): Ali Stevenson, Anna Fiedler, Kristin Pennock

Meet Your New Staff:

From day one we have been committed to maintaining the staff who serve in each organization. Our staff are highly qualified, energetic, and invested individuals who undoubtedly have the capacity to meet Midcoast Conservancy’s needs.
Executive Director:                                                      Jody Jones
Transition Coordinator:                                           Steve Patton
Director of Land & Water Conservation:             Anna Fiedler
Lakes & Rivers Manager:                                      Garrison Beck
Forest Stewardship & Recreation Manager:      Andy McEvoy
Stewardship & Education Manager:                   Lynne Flaccus
Communications & Marketing Manager:           Ali Stevenson
Office & Finance Manager:                                Kristin Pennock

Midcoast Conservancy has a combined 6,300 conserved acres, and will be supported by over 1,500 members! Our work will focus on the region highlighted above, but each year we plan to offer over 100 programs that will attract audiences from all over the state.

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