Members of the Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA), as well as the organization’s staff and Board of Directors and members of the public, gathered recently to celebrate the tenure of Donna Minnis as Executive Director of PWA.
For the past decade, Minnis ably filled the Executive Director position, and oversaw the growth of Pemaquid Watershed Association in terms of membership, activities, and land holdings.
Like all Maine land trusts, PWA maintains and protects preserves and easements for the enjoyment and use of residents and visitors, and offers educational workshops and programs to increase people’s ability to be responsible protectors of wildlife and habitat.
Under Minnis’ leadership, the organization moved more into the active sphere of environmental protection by establishing Maine’s first affiliate of Keep America Beautiful – KPPB, Keep Pemaquid Peninsula Beautiful. This group concentrates on litter control, recycling, and ways to maintain healthy environments for all life forms in the Pemaquid watershed.
Good conversation, good food – and even an original song performed by PWA’s Trash Chicks and Friends – rounded out the enjoyable day.
Donna Minnis will be continuing her career as an active environmentalist at the Maine Audubon Society.