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GOSA 2019 Annual Meeting
October 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A brief business meeting followed by guest speaker Maggie Jones
Animals on the Move and Plants Standing Still:
Lessons all around us during this season of migration and transition
Maggie Jones- A lifelong native of this region- grew up in Old Mystic, and has lived in Groton for the past 20 years. She studied Botany and Landscape Ecology at Connecticut College where she worked closely with Drs William Niering, Richard Goodwin, Bob Askins and others studying birds, vegetation and ecological interrelationships. Her research has been published in several academic journals, and in 2014 she received the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment Alumni Environmental Achievement Award, recognizing her leadership in Community Environmental Education and Land Conservation. In 2017, she received the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CTs William Crawford Award for her contributions to help preserve the unique quality of life in eastern CT. She has worked for the Nature Conservancy, CT DEEP, USFWS and, for the past 30 years, as Chief administrator for the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Recently named Executive Director Emeritus, she is anything but retired, continuing to pursue her passion for protecting wild places and sharing knowledge, perspective and insight about the natural world and its importance to humanity- past, present and future. Maggie currently serves as Tree Warden for the Town of Stonington and as an alternate member of Groton’s Resilience and Sustainability Task Force.