~ Conserving Land
~ Community Action
~ Grassroots Education
~ Sustainable Future
Our approach is based on Education, Research, and Volunteers. We are building a foundation to create positive change !
DCLT is an all volunteer 501(c)3 land trust responsible for stewarding almost 350 acres of conservation land in Dudley and Oxford.
We rely on the support of our members and the community. Please consider becoming a member or making a donation to DCLT. All donations are tax exempt as allowed by law.
PAUL WIELOCH, PRESIDENT
Paul has lived most of his life in Dudley. He has always had a strong interest in the land. There has always been a strong tradition of conservation in the Wieloch family as evidenced by the donation of some family land to the Wyndham County Land Trust. Paul has been a member of the DCLT since 2005.
DAVE HARRIGAN, VICE PRESIDENT
Dave has lived in Dudley since 1978. Dave is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, The Audubon Society, Trustees of Reservations and Tower Hill Botanical Gardens.
LIZA MORAN, BOARD MEMBER
Liza was born in New York City and raised in a tiny farm town in western Connecticut, Liza came to Massachusetts by way of Wellesley College where she received her BA in classical studies. Liza believes in giving back to the community. She became a Certified Master Gardener in 2015 and is a volunteer on MMGA projects as well as at Tower Hill Botanical Garden. She is a member of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, and the Appalachian Mountain Club.
NANCY VAJCOVEC, CLERK AND BOARD MEMBER
Nancy earned a BS in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Nancy is now retired and her life now is largely one of volunteerism. She is currently serving on the Town of Dudley's Conservation Commission, she is President of the Hayden Pond Trust Association, dedicated to pond safety and preserving the environmental water and recreational qualities of Hayden Pond. Nancy is an active member of The Black Tavern Historical Society, and volunteers at St. Andrew Bobola Church. She is a co‐founder and active member of The Dudley Womans Club. She is a member of the French River Connection.
DEBI THIBAUDEAU, TREASURER
Debi graduated from Bartlett High School and earned a BSBA from Nichols College and a BSCS from Clark University. She is currently employed at the Town of Dudley as the Town Accountant. In her spare time, she loves playing volleyball, hiking, mountain biking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding and most recently horse back riding. Her dog, accompanies her on her adventures. She is also a member of a local Book Club and a Writing Group.
SANDRA PETERSON, BOARD MEMBER
Sandra earned a BA in English from Northeastern University and became an RN in 1978. From 2004 to 2014, she served as the President and board
member of the Dudley Conservation Land Trust. She serves on the steering committee of the Mass. Land Trust Coalition, and is a member of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Her commitment to land conservation is evidenced not only in her work with the DCLT but also in her personal life, as she and her family have protected over 500 acres of their family lands. She has been an avid supporter of the French River Connection, She has spent time volunteering to do rare plant surveys for the New England Wild Flower Society. For the past 14 years, she has been a board member and chairperson of the program committee for the Black Tavern Historical Society.
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