The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation cordially invites you to the 25th Annual Meeting on May 8th, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The event will be held at Greater Boston Stage Company at 395 Main Street in Stoneham. Our featured speaker this year is ecologist, conservation biologist and board member Randi Rotjan who will present her speech “Supporting Native Wildlife in Our Backyard Forest”.
Please register here if you know for sure you’re coming, although drop-ins are welcome.
Randi tells us:
As an Assistant Professor of Biology at Boston University, my primary work is in coral biology with a focus on coral resilience, symbiosis and conservation in various ocean ecosystems. After a BA at Cornell, I embarked on doctoral work at Tufts followed by postdoc work at Harvard, joined the New England Aquarium in 2008 as an Associate Research Scientist and transitioned to B.U. in 2016. Along with many peer-reviewed publications, I’ve had the privilege and honor to share my research with the public through platforms such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, BBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and NPR. I participate with organizations including the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, Explorers Club, Smithsonian and W2O (Women Working for Oceans). My husband Jeff and I are parents of two sweet children (ages three and six). I love to cook, sing and am obsessed with growing my garden as a wildlife habitat to improve watershed health and produce veggies in the summer. Smitten with the forest, and dedicated to doing what I can to serve its needs, I serve on the Friends of the Fells board as a way of bringing my science and conservation interests “home” for family, friends and the larger community.
Welcoming Remarks–Jeffrey Buxbaum, Chairman
Executive Director’s Remarks–Ronald Morin
Election of Officers and Brief Business Meeting–Jeffrey Buxbaum
Friends Service Awards
Keynote Speaker–Randi Rotjan
Special thank you to Carol McKinley for providing refreshments, to Heidi and David Kelf for making the program and technical stage management, and to Stoneham High School for lending equipment.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
Feature photo credit: George Mclean