The Conservancy is proud to announce that Hugh Mellert has been named as an Emeritus Member of its Board of Directors. Hugh served on the Board from 1998-2018. An energetic and dedicated community volunteer, Hugh leads outdoor trips, advises on stewardship of our natural areas, and, most recently, stepped up to lead the complex effort to replace the trail bridge at the Mink Brook Nature Preserve. Many have participated in his annual winter moonlight snowshoe tour at Slade Brook, and enjoyed a trail Hugh has helped manage or crossed a bridge he built. He is a valued voice on our Community Engagement, Lands, and Land Stewardship Committees. Hugh is also vice-chair of the Hanover Conservation Commission and chair of its Trails Committee.