Jun 16, 2022

Tami Nason

Tami Nason joined the New Hampshire State Advisory Board in 2021, but her CLF journey started long before then. Her father, Ben Nason, founded CLF in 1966 to prevent development of Mt. Greylock in the Berkshires. So caring for the environment was an integral part of her childhood. Her parents instilled in her a lifelong… Continue reading Tami Nason

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Dec 31, 2021

Andrew and Priyanka Bobenski

We thoroughly appreciate New England’s beauty and are excited to watch our children develop curiosity and awe for nature, whether we are exploring the mountins of Vermont, the coast of Rhode Island, or the waterfront and green spaces of greater Boston.  To preserve these New England treasures, we must continue to step up as their… Continue reading Andrew and Priyanka Bobenski

Dec 31, 2021

Summer Zeh

I have been a lifelong environmentalist. My parents and grandparents instilled in me a love and respect for nature and the environment, and I am continuting that legacy with my own family.  It wasn’t until my expereince as a Cavers Legal Inten at CLF [in 2007] that I was able to combine my passions of… Continue reading Summer Zeh

Jan 25, 2021

Gordon Hall

In 2016, CLF launched the Senior Fellows program with support from two longtime and generous supporters, Gordon Hall and former Board of Trustees Chair Michael Moskow. The Senior Fellows program allows lawyers, paralegals, engineers, scientists, journalists, and other seasoned professionals who are transitioning into retirement or coming out of a career break to donate their… Continue reading Gordon Hall

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Jan 25, 2021

The Hildreth Family

Surrounded by the natural beauty of Maine’s woods and sea, Alison Hildreth and her late husband Horace (“Hoddy”) worried that someday it could all disappear because of development and industrialization. It was this concern that first prompted them to support CLF in 1970. Together, they watched the organization grow from humble beginnings to a regionwide… Continue reading The Hildreth Family

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Jan 25, 2021

The Ramos Family

For Adam, Tracy, Max, and Lily Ramos, their philanthropy is a family effort.  Each month they decide on a theme, then gather with their prepared lists of organizations and reasons why they should support them. Each family member presents their list, they vote. In addition to their monthly theme, they consider how their donation is… Continue reading The Ramos Family

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May 22, 2020

Eric Grunebaum

I grew up in Cambridge and was fortunate to have a father who instilled in us a deep love of the outdoors. He was an avid rock climber in the 1940s and 50s in New England – and in the “’Gunks” and Bugaboos – and together we spent time hiking in the mountains and boating,… Continue reading Eric Grunebaum

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May 22, 2020

Bonnie Christie

Bonnie Christie has seen CLF’s work from multiple angles over her years living and working in New England.  Her first experience with the organization came when she worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club in Boston. “I got to know and collaborate with many dedicated environmentalists during that time, including attorneys at CLF,” she recalls. When… Continue reading Bonnie Christie

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Aug 02, 2018

Linda Deegan and Chris Neill

Why is cleaning up New England’s waterways important to you? During the nearly 30 years we have lived in Falmouth, nitrogen pollution has transformed our estuaries from eelgrass-filled bays with scallops and winter flounder to less attractive and less diverse algae-choked waters. We study these changes in our lives as research scientists. Why do you… Continue reading Linda Deegan and Chris Neill