Barnstable Land Trust To Honor Coleman, Miller

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Barnstable Land Trust will host a virtual annual members meeting on July 16, when they will honor Barnstable’s Director of Natural Resources Nina Coleman, and Phyllis Miller, a trust steward.

Coleman will receive the Founders Award for her dedication to protecting Sandy Neck, one of the region’s most important and vulnerable ecosystems, and for her work sharing the beauty of our natural resources with adults and kids.

“Preserving these wetlands is a lifetime passion for me,” Coleman said.

Barnstable Land Trust’s Board Chair Joseph Hawley praised Coleman’s leadership in conservation and environmental education.

“This award honors her vision of a beautiful and healthy Cape Cod environment,” he said.

Phyllis Miller of Cotuit will be honored with BLT’s President’s Award for her exceptional commitment, energy and leadership in support of Barnstable Land Trust’s work. Miller has been stewarding Barnstable’s precious open spaces for more than two decades. She was one of the original Eagle Pond Stewards, helping care for the 152-acre Barnstable Land Trust property in Cotuit. She has been a member of the Town Land Acquisition and Preservation Committee for more than a decade, and a leader in management of the Santuit Pond Preserve.

“We’re so lucky to have volunteers like Phyllis at BLT,” said Janet Milkman, BLT Executive Director. “She cares so much about our community and is always ready to lend a hand.”

Barnstable Land Trust’s Annual Meeting will be held via Zoom on July 16 from 5 to 6 p.m., and is open to members only. To register for the meeting or become a member, visit

Barnstable Land Trust (BLT) is a community-supported, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving open space and natural resources in Barnstable. BLT has protected 1,100 acres in the town and supported the town in conserving more than 10,000 more acres. To learn more about BLT, visit the website at or call 508-771-2585.

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