Local politicians showed their support at the Friends of Sherwood Island Annual Meeting.

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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)

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State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143rd District)  and State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26th District),

State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143rd District)

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State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26th District),

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The meeting was well-attended.

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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!

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And we all could see the Purple Martins were doing just fine in their new homes.

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