We are pleased to welcome Mr. Bruce Dubee as the newest member of the Downeast Lakes Land Trust Board of Directors. Born and raised in Rhode Island, he holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management, specializing in soil science with a minor in forestry, from the University of Rhode Island.
For over 30 years, Bruce worked as a soil scientist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has worked on many projects of national and international importance focusing on soil conservation. Bruce has been coming to Grand Lake Stream for over 40 years, beginning when he met his wife, Gwen (Spooner) Dubee. They reside in Virginia, and spend half the year at the Spooner Camp Tree Farm on Big Lake. In his spare time, Bruce enjoys fishing, hunting, and hiking in Grand Lake Stream.
Currently a member of DLLT’s Trails Committee, Bruce is excited to contribute more to DLLT’s efforts in the Downeast Lakes region. “I’m really looking forward to working with the community on cooperative conservation.”
“Bruce and Gwen share a deep love of the Downeast Lakes region as a result of their long association with the area,” said DLLT Executive Director David Montague. “This appreciation of the natural and cultural heritage of the region, along with Bruce’s professional expertise, make him a great addition to our board of directors. We are very pleased by his willingness to share his knowledge and experience in support of our mission.”
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust’s all-volunteer Board of Directors oversees all of the land trust’s work, and each director brings important skills, leadership, and a strong connection to the community. Volunteers are crucial to the important conservation work of DLLT, and their many hours of service support the heart of our mission.