From Left, Sheila O’Neill, Erica Caldwell, (Park Supervisor Jim Beschle), Don Lord, Cathy Talmadge, Gene Borio, Liz-Ann Koos, Alison Rivard, Chris Schofield, Luise Bianco, Michele Sorensen, Nicole Dienst, Julie Wheeler, Craig Patton. Missing: David Bliss Local politicians showed their support at the Friends of Sherwood Island Annual Meeting. Below, 1st Selectman Jim Marpe (D-4th District) (with new Friends' board member Cathy Talmadge, Board of Trustees, EarthPlace in Westport and Tony McDowell, Executive Director of EarthPlace in Westport) State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143rd District) and State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26th District), State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143rd District) State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26th District), The meeting was well-attended. The MUCH-appreciated Louis Pietig was given the "True Friend” award. Sarah C. Crosby, Ph.D., Director of Harbor Watch, Earthplace gave a wonderful talk on “Salt Marsh Development and Persistence with Sea-Level Rise." AND 5 New Board members were elected! One of whom, Julie Wheeler, took the opportunity to check out the Osprey! And we all could see the Purple Martins were doing just fine in their new homes.