The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 28, 2003


Great Meadows use plan will be a topic at ConsCom coffee on December 9

Great Meadows manager Elizabeth "Libby" Herland plans to attend the December 9 Conservation Morning Coffee, sponsored by the Carlisle Conservation Commission. The coffee will be held in the Clark Room in the Town Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Herland will be available to discuss the proposed management plan for the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge as it pertains to Carlisle.

Herland has been the manager of the Eastern Massachusetts NWR Complex, which includes Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, since April 20, 2003. Before returning to Massachusetts this spring, Libby served as the manager of the Wallkill River NWR in northwest New Jersey for eight years. She has been an administrator with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1988. Born in Boston and raised in the Berkshires, Libby holds a B.S. in biology and an M.S. in urban and regional planning. She has been a public servant since 1980, working at the local, regional, state, and federal level.

The Coffees began nearly two years ago and are regularly held on the second Tuesday of the month. Their purpose is to provide an informal opportunity for residents to meet and to discuss a wide range of Carlisle-related conservation and environmental issues. Residents are encouraged to arrive and leave as their early morning schedules allow. Refreshments are provided.

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