The South Kingstown Land Trust has hired Julia Fry Landstreet to serve as Executive Director, effective November 2016.

At the Annual membership meeting in March 2016 the Board of Directors submitted a revamped strategic plan, formulated by the Board of Trustees in response to the challenges of managing the properties we now hold in perpetuity, which number almost 160 and continue to grow. A critical part of that plan was the decision to hire an Executive Director to head the South Kingstown Land Trust.

Julia Fry Landstreet has joined SKLT as Executive Director. She is a lifelong conservationist and naturalist with a strong background in non-profit administration and public service. Julia has long standing roots in the Westerly area, where she and her family recently purchased a home and relocated from Nashville, TN. Her work in Nashville, included serving as the Executive Director for Nashville Civic Design Center, a think tank for planning and design and the Board of Directors for Friends of Warner Parks, a 3,100 acre Metro Park, where she chaired the Natural Resource committee, and led the capital campaign raising over $18 million dollars to purchase properties that include a rare 250 acres old growth forest. She has also been an elected official, community organizer, curator, conservation activist, naturalist and educator.

Energized by SKLT’s recent recognition as an accredited land trust, Landstreet is excited to work with the staff, board and other community members and embark on some new endeavors, including education outreach to the community and developing partnerships with conservation groups and others which share our values.