“Your Local Land Trust in Action” with Joanna Buffington 

Program for Sunday, October 17, 2021

Eastham Conservation Foundation (ECF) board member Joanna Buffington will highlight some of the foundation’s current and ongoing projects, including protecting diamondback terrapins, managing invasive species and collaborations with other land trusts.  ECF is an all-volunteer non-profit membership organization started in 1978 by a group of residents concerned about protecting Eastham’s environment and natural habitats from development. Now more than 300 acres of land are protected through deeded gifts, land purchases, and conservation restrictions on some private lands that prevent further development. ECF works with the Town of Eastham’s Open Space Committee and Division of Natural Resources, as well as with other Land Trusts, on stewardship programs and educational initiatives.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  Meeting platform will open at 9:30 for informal socializing. Program will begin promptly at 10:00.

Joanna Buffington grew up spending most of her summers on Cape Cod, and purchased a home here in 1994.  She moved to Eastham about 10 years ago after retiring from the US Public Health Service where she spent 20 years as a medical officer and disease detective with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Dr. Buffington serves on multiple Town Committees, including the Board of Health, Open Space, and Strategic Planning Committees and is a dedicated volunteer for protection of the environment and wildlife, through work with Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and the Eastham Conservation Foundation (ECF).