March 4, 2005: Headlines: COS - Thailand: Environment: Land Trust: Barrington Times: Thailand RPCV Edward S. Clement Jr., will serve as interim executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Thailand: Peace Corps Thailand: The Peace Corps in Thailand: March 4, 2005: Headlines: COS - Thailand: Environment: Land Trust: Barrington Times: Thailand RPCV Edward S. Clement Jr., will serve as interim executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust

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Thailand RPCV Edward S. Clement Jr., will serve as interim executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust

Thailand RPCV Edward S. Clement Jr., will serve as interim executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust

Thailand RPCV Edward S. Clement Jr., will serve as interim executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust

Garnett steps down as head of Aquidneck Land Trust

AQUIDNECK ISLAND Anne Garnett of Jamestown has announced that she is stepping down as executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT), a post she has held since 2000. She has agreed to serve as a consultant to the Land Trust for six months and has been elected to serve on the Trust's Board of Advisors.

Edward S. Clement Jr., the Trust's land protection director, will serve as interim executive director while a search is conducted for a new executive director. A resident of Portsmouth, Mr. Clement has overseen ALT's land acquisition and stewardship programs since August 2000. While at Vermont Law School, he worked in the Vermont Land Trust's stewardship and legal departments. He has worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand and as an environmental educator for the Outward Bound School.

While at the helm of the land trust, Ms. Garnett helped bring in record amounts of acreage and funding to further the non-profit's mission.

In a statement released Friday, Trust officials said that during her five-year tenure, the organization:

* nearly tripled its conserved acres

* doubled its general operating reserves

* established three endowment funds

* enhanced community awareness of land conservation

* produced a comprehensive five-year strategic plan

* developed a strong regional reputation for conservation leadership.

During that time, ALT conserved well-known and much-loved iconic parcels on the Island, including Nunes Farm on Wyatt Road and Kempenaar Valley in Middletown, Town Pond in Portsmouth, and Miantonomi Park in Newport. She has also focused on Escobar farm in Portsmouth, which is slated to be preserved in September.

"The board of trustees, staff and membership of the Aquidneck Land Trust owe Anne a debt of gratitude for leading the Land Trust through a period of extraordinary growth and change," said ALT Board Chairman Alison Vareika.

"I will always be devoted to the mission, staff and leadership of the Land Trust," Garnett said. "I'm very proud of what we achieved at the Land Trust and have been honored to serve as its executive director. The legacy of more than 1,200 conserved acres is a lasting tribute to all who love Aquidneck Island."





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