We are saddened to share that our trust board member Emily King Edwards passed away after a long battle with melanoma on July 20th, 2019 at age 35. She will truly be missed by the many lives she touched. There are no words to describe her loss for family, friends and community.
Emily became an Associate Director in 2009 then a Director in 2012 joining several committees and sharing her love of nature and education.
Emily was an invaluable team member of the Scholarship Committee which gives out scholarships to Westford high school and college students pursuing environmental studies. Her feedback and perspective helped to select those who we felt were most deserving of this award.
Emily was also quite interested in nature and education, most recently helping with presentations to the 2nd grade birding program at the Miller school bringing her daughter Jane to help assist during each group presentation.
Emily was involved with our outreach committee and was especially invaluable for our annual fall meeting including the search and final agreement for a guest speaker, booking the location and taking care of the many logistics to a successful night.
We are so sad to lose such a warm, loving and supportive member of our trust. Our sincere condolences to her family and the many friends she loved along the way. We will miss her infectious optimism and love of nature but will always remember her in our hearts.