30th Anniversary party held for The Compact

The 300 Committee Land Trust, Inc. of Falmouth hosted The Compact for our 30th Anniversary on July 14, 2016.  The Compact was founded on July 1, 1986 by six local land trusts in Truro, Brewster, Barnstable, Wellfleet, Orleans, and Provincetown.  Today, 25 land trusts and watershed associations belong to this sustainable network on the Cape.

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Birthday cake donated by Linda Walker of Windfall Market, Falmouth.

The co-founder and first President of The Compact Ansel B. Chaplin of Truro attended the meeting.  Mr. Chaplin also helped to form the Truro Conservation Trust in 1980.  A Boston attorney for his career, he served as Compact president for 15 years.

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Compact founder Ansel Chaplin (right) looks over the shoulder of Compact Executive Director Mark Robinson at the anniversary.

Compact leaders (l to r): Ansel Chaplin, Rich Johnston, Leonard Johnson, Tom Stone (300 Comm), Mark Robinson, Mike Lach

Compact leaders (l to r): Ansel Chaplin, Rich Johnston, Leonard Johnson, Tom Stone (300 Comm), Mark Robinson, Mike Lach

Peter Johnson of the Brewster Conservation Trust was honored with the Ansel B. Chaplin Award for his excellence in open space protection.

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Compact VP Dennis O’Connell (left) and Mark Robinson present the Chaplin Award to Peter Johnson (right)

 

Bonnie Newman of the Brewster Conservation Trust announced the donation of $25,000 from BCT to The Compact to start a professional development fund for Compact staff.

The Compact elected officers for the coming year (2016-17).

 

 

300 Committee board member Leonard Johnson presented Mark Robinson with Falmouth’s Special Places Award, a commissioned oil painting of Teaticket Park, which The Compact helped Falmouth to purchase and preserve in 2012.  Mark has served as Compact Executive Director since  1986.

Artist Linda Walker presents Mark Robinson with her painting of Teaticket Park. 300 Comm. President Tom Stone attends.

Artist Karen Landers present Mark Robinson with her painting of Teaticket Park. 300 Comm. President Tom Stone attends.

Later, the Association to Preserve Cape Cod honored The Compact for its 30 years of operation with a certificate and an editorial.

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