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2017 Annual Board Meeting

Our Annual Board Meeting was moved to Monday, January 30th due to the very unpleasant weather forecasted for the evening of Monday January 23rd.. The meeting began at 7:00 pm at the Stamford Government Center on 888 Washington Blvd in the Safety Training Room, 6th floor (left after elevators, end of the hall).

Dr. John E. S. Lawrence was our featured speaker at the meeting. He has a background fitting the star of an adventure film. His outdoor biography includes exploring remote regions from the Arctic to Antarctic and many back-country and high mountain ranges in-between. His indoor resume is equally impressive with various professorships (currently an adjunct professor at Columbia) and years spent as a consultant to the United Nations. In his spare time, John serves on the Friends Board, researches the history of the Mianus River Park, and plays a mean fiddle.

John regaled us with stories of the park's past and how the land has enchanted many generations. He also reviewed recent survey results and some of the projects the Friends have completed in 2016.

The presentation was interesting and far ranging and light refreshments were served.

For more about John and his many exploits, click on his photo below.

John Lawrence

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