I am pleased to announce that I have accepted the position of Refuge Manager at Audubon Rhode Island???s Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, in Seekonk, MA.?? ??(Although the refuge is in Mass.,?? Audubon RI owns and manages the property.)
I will still be responsible for management of the RI Osprey Monitoring Program.?? Nothing changes on that front, except that I will need more help!
My primary job will be to build community support for this popular wildlife refuge that has not had a manager directly overseeing the property for six years. My transition from statewide Director of Volunteer Services to this new (for me) position will occur over the next several months so that I may assist with volunteer services moving from a statewide program to one that is more locally based.
While I am excited to begin a new chapter with Audubon, I am also saddened that I will no longer be interacting with each of you on a regular basis as I have in the past. I do hope to see many of you at the Caratunk Refuge for Maple Sugaring and other programs.
I have enjoyed working with you all over past five years. Together we have made many improvements to the volunteer program. Your time and efforts have made such a positive impact on Audubon and the public.
Naturally, there will be some changes to the volunteer program in the next couple of months. We are working to make the transition as smooth as possible and appreciate your patience during this time.
I wish you all the best and invite you to stop by Caratunk!