We welcome two new Board members, Sue Reed and Matt Nixon. Sue, recently retired, brings over 40 years of experience in early childhood education to CREA. She is passionate about equitable access to high quality early childhood education regardless of race, ethnicity or socio-economic status. She believes all children need to spend lots of time outdoors and that early childhood experiences can impact a person’s interests and attitudes for the rest of their lives. Sue lives steps away from the entrance to the Cathance River Preserve in Highland Green.
Matt, after working for the State of Maine for over a decade in environmental coastal policy, left in 2019 to focus on his PhD, business, and family. He founded Muddy River Farm Aquaponics, a freshwater produce and saltwater recirculation research and development facility that seeks to raise Rainbow Trout, lettuce, ginseng, cucumbers, and the Eastern Oyster. He is a Topsham Selectperson and an active member of several organizations overseeing ocean monitoring systems. Matt’s front yard is the Muddy River, the Cathance River’s southerly companion.