Who We Are

BCT Board 2016Brewster Conservation Trust (BCT) was established in 1983 as a non-profit charitable organization supported by memberships, donations, and grants. Our mission is to preserve open space, natural resources, and the rural character of Brewster and to promote a conservation ethic. BCT owns and has conservation restrictions on more than 150 parcels of land. By the end of 2015, BCT had protected more than 1,200 acres of environmentally important land.

What is a Land Trust? / Land Trust Advantages

Land trusts are local, state, or regional nonprofit organizations directly involved in protecting land for its natural, recreational, scenic, historical, or productive value. Most land trusts are private, nonprofit corporations. Land trusts are not “trusts” in the legal  sense, and may also be called “conservancies,” “foundations,” or any number of other names descriptive of their purpose.  Learn More >>

Board of Trustees

Joe Biernat , Trustee Former founding Director of the Permian Global,  Director of Research and Chief Investment Strategist at European Credit Management
Patricia Bertschy, Trustee Former AT&T Systems Analyst & Certified Financial Planner.  Happily retired to Brewster since 2007; free-lance journalist
Beth Finch, Trustee Former BCT President, Brewster Pathways Committee, inveterate walker
Rachel Hutchinson , Trustee Natural Resources Officer,  Shellfish Propagation Specialist/ Assistant Shellfish Constable, Town of Chatham
 Debra Johnson, Clerk Retired U.S. Army officer, Outreach worker/SHINE counselor – Brewster Council on Aging
 Peter Johnson, Trustee Retired bookstore owner, still reads;
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Stewardship Comm.
  Martin “Tino” Kamarck, Trustee Principal of Elanus Capital Management, and senior positions in the financial guaranty industry; Former member, Financial Advisory Board, US EPA
 Don Keeran, Trustee Association to Preserve Cape Cod Assistant Director, Brewster Open Space Committee
John Lamb, Trustee Industrial engineer, business manager and consultant, with experience in health care, now development adviser to African leaders
 Joseph Masse, Trustee Former President, Customer Support Group, Warner Lambert/Pfizer, former Dennis Conservation Trust Treasurer
Steve McKenna , Trustee Cape Cod native, graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, currently serving as the Massachusetts Cape & Island Regional Coordinator
 Hal Minis, President Local government consultant in developing countries, degree in environmental management
 Bonnie Newman, Vice President Former university administrator, non profit executive and consultant. Chair, BCT Land Management Committee
 Roger O’Day, Trustee Attorney and counselor at law, BCT founding trustee, Brewster Mill Sites committee
 Charlie Sumner Former Brewster Town Administrator
Peter Soule, Treasurer Owner of Soule Land Surveying, BCT founding trustee
Rosemary “Dirkie” Van Antwerp, Trustee An attorney with 35 years experience in the financial services industry. She is currently enrolled in a certificate program at The Landscape Institute of Boston Architectural College with an emphasis on ecology and native plants

Staff

Jeff Thibodeau Land Acquisition and Management Specialist, Brewster Conservation Trust
jeff@brewsterconservationtrust.org
Dorria Marsh
Communications / Administrative Coordinator, Brewster Conservation Trust
dorria@brewsterconservationtrust.org

Advisor

Mark H. Robinson          (since 1986) Executive Director, The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, Inc.
Visit The Compact’s website:
www.thecompact.net
Michael W. Lach   (since 2000) Asst. Dir. The Compact, The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, Inc.
Visit The Compact’s website:
www.thecompact.net

Brewster Conservation Trust Office is located at the Hay Conservation Center, 36 Red Top Rd, Brewster, Ma.

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