Volunteer Spotlight: August 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: August 2020

Desiree Demski-Hamelin  – Board Member

“When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold

NCLT’s Board Members are part of the visionary team that helps decide the strategic direction of the organization. Within our community, they represent the land trust by forging new relationships, assisting at events and fundraisers, attending monthly meetings and providing guidance on the organizational goals. Our Board, alongside the staff, aim to help the people of our regional community feel connected to their land. We are very grateful for their donated time and talents.

Desiree already knew the work of NCLT since her days working for us as an AmeriCorps service member. And now as NCLT’s newest Board Member, Desiree has jumped in once again with full support of our mission! We’re so thankful for her enthusiasm and encouragement of the many upcoming projects within our organization.

NCLT: Why did you start looking for a volunteer opportunity?

DD: Two years of AmeriCorps service instilled in me an understanding of the value of and need for volunteer work, so I try to make sure it always has a place in my life.

NCLT: Why North County Land Trust?

DD: NCLT is a great fit for me because I served my first year of AmeriCorps service with the organization and as a life-long resident, care deeply about the land and heritage of north central Massachusetts.

NCLT: What do you love about the work you’re doing for us?

DD: I love knowing that the work we’re doing quantifiably impacts our region for generations to come.

NCLT: If you could spend more time doing 1 thing what would that be?

DD: Hiking!

NCLT: Is there an experience you’ve had that you wish all people could have?

DD: A six week roadtrip across our incredibly beautiful country, with an emphasis on exploring our National Parks and other conservation lands.

NCLT: Do you have a favorite quote/book/poem? What is it?

DD: A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold