Apr 23: “Protecting Our Natural Environment: Eastham Conservation Foundation – 45 Years in Action” 

10:00 a.m. Sunday, April 23, 2023

Eastham Conservation Foundation (ECF) was founded in 1978 as a volunteer, non-profit membership organization to help protect and enhance Eastham’s natural environment.  How is ECF doing today, and where should we be heading?  Joanna Buffington, a volunteer Director and Clerk for ECF since 2012, will share some of the current activities that address the mission to protect land, provide stewardship and educational programs for the public to enhance the natural environment and protect wildlife.  She will also share several items that will be on this year’s Eastham Town Meeting warrant for the voters — items that relate to the protection of our fragile Outer Cape Cod environment. All are welcome!

Live at Chapel in the Pines and on Zoom.

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Joanna Buffington has been a full time resident in Eastham since 2010, when she retired from the US Public Health Service, serving as a medical officer for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for 20 years.  Joanna quickly became involved with local environmental organizations, starting with Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, participating in protecting diamondback terrapin nesting and hatchlings and patrolling beaches for cold stunned endangered sea turtles; expanding to serving with the local land trust, becoming a Director and Clerk for ECF.  She has served and still serves on multiple Town committees, including Eastham’s Board of Health for 10 years, the Open Space Committee, Board of Assessors, Strategic Planning, and Finance.