MMRG would like to acknowledge and celebrate the retirement of its Founder and Board Member, Cynthia Wyatt! Cynthia’s vision and leadership over 20 years have been instrumental in building MMRG into the organization that it is today. Her dedication to her family legacy and a spirit of conservation started by her beloved father, Carl, have led to the conservation of thousands of acres between Moose Mountains Regional Greenways and Branch Hill Farm.

Cynthia sits on her new bench, presented in honor of her tireless dedication to MMRG and land conservation.

Cynthia has always been a woman who is willing to take on mighty challenges, and as the leader and founder of MMRG, she established our organization as one that has been often able to achieve outsized successes.

To celebrate Cynthia’s tireless dedication to land conservation and to MMRG as an organization, we held a small, intimate celebration this October. To further recognize her service, MMRG also commissioned a bench in dedication to Cynthia. This special granite bench sits at Branch Hill Farm, and will be placed on Plummers Ridge Trail for all to enjoy.

Kari Lygren, MMRG’s Education Coordinator, said “In working with Cynthia, she has always been supportive in engaging the public to understand how important conservation is for future generations. Her passion for clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat and forest sustainability is contagious. I want to thank Cynthia from the bottom of my heart for her guidance and vision in protecting the rural integrity of our region for everyone!”

We know that Cynthia will continue to be an inspiration for the organization and that her passion and enthusiasm for conservation and responsible stewardship will serve as a guiding light for our future work. From all of us, Cynthia, happy retirement!

Cynthia recently wrote a 20-year retrospective on her time with MMRG that was featured in our Summer newsletter – click below to read it!