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Door County Land Trust Announces Selection of the New Executive Director

The Door County Land Trust has named Tom Clay as the next Executive Director. Through a process led by the Land Trust’s Executive Committee and a special Search Committee, Tom was selected to represent the Land Trust in the community, work with staff, volunteers and the board of directors, and to build relationships with other community organizations and conservation partners. He is currently the Executive Director of the Illinois Audubon Society, a post he has held since 2006. Tom’s work at the Illinois Audubon Society is excellent background as it is a non-profit organization with a similar mission to that of the Door County Land Trust. Tom has been a leader in land protection in Illinois.

Kathy Wolff, Door County Land Trust board president, said that one of Tom’s key strengths, relationship-building, will be critical in Door County and with the local, state and national conservation community. “Tom believes in partnerships to get things done, and he has the skills and experience we need for the future.”   

“Tom has the passion, authenticity, charisma, and experience that we looked for in our new Executive Director,” added Tim Stone, past president of the Land Trust’s board of directors. 

The Search Committee found Tom to be a very warm, engaging person who is enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead Door County Land Trust. He is 55, married with two children in their twenties. He is very excited about this opportunity, and his family is thrilled to be moving to Door County. He will start at the Door County Land Trust in mid-September. 

Read the Press Release: Door County Land Trust Announces Selection of the New Executive Director

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Our story is one of passionate and dedicated people who love this place and work tirelessly to protect the land so that it can continue to sustain our community, nourish our body and soul, and be a source of inspiration now and long into the future.  These lands would not be protected as nature preserves if it weren't for the support of our members who love Door County.

Within the Celebrating Open Spaces series, you'll find outings and events that educate and inspire.  For this, our 30th Anniversary, we invite you to celebrate the scenic beauty and ecological diversity that, together, we have protected...forever.

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They say a gathering stone gathers no moss. It's certainly true for the Land Trust's staff and volunteers! We have exciting new opportunities to learn and assist each and every month.

  • Assist with a special tour or outing

  • Birders can volunteer to participate in the bird count at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve

  • Assist with mailing parties, office tasks, filing or data entry

  • Outdoor work and land stewardship

  • Co-host a Dining for Open Spaces event

Whether you have just a few hours or several days per month, we will find a fulfilling and engaging task or project for you. Email us to find out more.

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Door County Land Trust
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Protecting Door County's exceptional lands and waters forever.

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