Orenda Wildlife Land Trust looks to the future

The Barnstable Patriot
Article By Barbara Clark

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Brewster native Jeff Thibodeau has recently been named as the new executive director of the Orenda Wildlife Land Trust, whose offices are located on Route 6A in Barnstable.

Thibodeau took up his new post in January, succeeding Orenda’s former director, Theresa Mitchell Barbo, who has returned to her career as a writer.

Most recently a land acquisition and stewardship specialist with the Brewster Conservation Trust, Thibodeau comes to the position with more than 25 years of experience in the environmental field.

He’s worked both in the public and private sectors, the former in conservation and town planning and the latter, as an environmental planner and landscape designer. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cornell University.

Orenda’s mission is “to preserve and protect open space for wildlife habitat, fresh air, and water quality in sanctuaries on Cape Cod and throughout Massachusetts.” Founded in 1986 by environmental advocate Barbara Birdsey, the Trust owns 35 properties totaling 450 acres, and helps protect still more areas through conservation restrictions.

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