Announcing the 2013 People Choice Photo Contest
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Stephen R. Patton: Steve became Executive Director of SVCA in January 2013 after 23 years of employment with The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut. With TNC, Steve expanded the conservation at the 1,700-acre Devil's Den Preserve to the entire Saugatuck River Watershed and contributed significantly to the permanent protection of more than 7,750 acres, nearly 15% of the watershed. Steve also served as Director of Land Protection and Landscape Programs with TNC in Connecticut. Steve holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of South Florida. Besides his interest in conservation and birds, he loves to garden. He lives in Whitefield with his wife Lise, who still works with the Conservancy.
Lynne Flaccus: Lynne became the SVCA's Programs Manager in 2011. Lynne is an environmental educator, wildlife rehabilitator, administrator and was the Head Naturalist at the Chewonki Foundation in Wiscasset. She holds a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Vermont and leads extended canoe trips throughout Maine's Allagash Wilderness Waterway and the George River in Labrador. Lynne has a passion for turtles and her enthusiasm for the natural world is contagious. She lives with her family along the Sheepscot River in Alna.
Kristin Pennock: Kristin became SVCA's Administrative Assistant in February of 2002. She has a degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine, Orono and has spent numerous summers on Maine coastal islands working with seabird populations for National Audubon's Seabird Restoration Program. Between summer field seasons she gained various job experiences from organic farming to bird banding to carpentry. She is an enthusiastic birder who can identify many birds by song and volunteers for Mountain Birdwatch and Audubon's Christmas Bird Count. She is currently a board member of Mid-Coast Audubon and of the Hidden Valley Nature Center. She lives with her family in Whitefield.