The Land Trust deeply regrets to inform our membership that our Director Emeritus, George Moore, passed away recently. He leaves behind his wife, Rosemary, two sons, John and Chris, daughter Joanna and their families. George and Rosemary were planning to move shortly to Chester Village, and Rosemary is living there now.
George’s love of Lyme and its people will always be remembered. He gave his time to something he deeply believed in and dedicated his last 17 years to making the Land Trust what it is today.
He was elected to the Land Trust Board as a volunteer Director in 2003. In 2007, he was elected Board President, and in 2013 the Board appointed him as its first Executive Director. Through his vision and effective management, George has helped transform the Lyme Land Trust into one of the most active and successful in the state. Among his many accomplishments – in addition to the day-to-day management of the Land Trust – are building the Land Trust’s membership to comprise half the households in Lyme; assisting in acquiring numerous preserves, including Chestnut Hill, Walbridge Woodlands, Banningwood and Brockway-Hawthorne; assisting with securing the coveted national accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance; initiating the President’s Circle, composed of the Land Trust’s most generous supporters; arranging for the production of the PBS film on the Land Trust and conservation in Lyme, as well as its sequel, The Rest of the Story and organizing and managing our highly successful annual fundraiser, a regionally recognized, fun and scenic biking event for all ages and abilities: the Tour de Lyme.In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Land Trust, the Board elected George as its first Director Emeritus and named a 9-mile loop in four preserves the George and Rosemary Moore Trail, Rosemary having been a great help to George in all of his Land Trust activities.
There will be a private family service held at a future date. To send condolences: Rosemary Moore, Chester Village West, Chester, CT 06412.