Lower Nehalem Community Trust’s executive director Dale Cramer Burr will leave her position at the end of the year. An interim executive director is being hired to run the organization while a search for a full-time executive director is undertaken.
Candidates interested in the interim position should contact board chair, Allan Olson at email@example.com. Staff members who will continue to lead the trust’s day-to-day operations include stewardship coordinator Max Broderick, office manager Mary Corey, and garden coordinator Karen Mathews. Volunteers donated more than 5,000 hours of service to the trust in 2016.
Founded in 2002, the trust focuses both on land protection in the lower Nehalem River region and small-scale farm operations at Alder Creek Farm. Development pressures on the coast can threaten wild and natural areas, and the trust’s focus on community conservation helps maintain a balance between development and open space that’s protected forever. The farm features a native plant nursery, community garden, greenhouse, ethnobotanical trail, and wildlife sanctuary.