Linda Bireley–Keeper of the Trails

In memory of Linda Bireley, a beautiful cedar bench–custom designed and built by Ben Kegley– has been installed on a serene overlook along the red trail in Jewett Preserve. Linda, who passed away in 2019, was a highly esteemed member of the Lyme Land Trust board of directors from 1997 to 2007, serving as president from 2006-2007; and was the first Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator from 2006 until 2014. She played a large part in the preservation and management of Jewett Preserve and it held a special place in her heart. She also played an active role in the Lyme Ambulance Association.

Photos by Sue Cope