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Non-Profit Certificate of Incorporation

Board of Directors

In the Spring of 2010, a group of about a dozen active volunteers and park users, met to form a Board of Directors (BOD). This group represents most of the user groups in the Park, including dog-walkers, mountain bikers, fishermen, and hikers.

The BOD will enable the Friends group to endure as members come and go, to provide some planning and long-term direction to the stewardship of the Park, and to get more park users and community members involved in this stewardship.

Becoming a Registered Non-Profit

In October 2010 the Friends was incorporated as a not for profit corporation and in February 2011 it received an exemption under 501c3 which will enable donors to make tax deductible contributions to further the goals of the Friends.

In addition to providing a forum for all park users, the BOD will liaise with relevant governmental agencies in planning, decision-making and active management of the MRP.

Current BOD members are:

  • Mary Ellen Burns: BOD Treasurer, dog-walker, daily user, weekday trail worker
  • John Lawrence: hiker, long-time user
  • Erin McKenna: Stamford Associate Planner, liaison with the Friends group
  • David Roberts: BOD President, neighbor, frequent hiker
  • Meg Scarpetta: BOD Vice-President, dog-walker, daily user
  • Pete Sofman: BOD Secretary, AMC hiker, MRWC, Stamford Land Trust (SLCT)
  • Jack Stoecker: President of Mianus River Watershed Council (MRWC)
  • Ryan Tucker: Trail Planning and Maintenance Coordinator, mountain biker, dog-walker, daily user
  • Jeff Yates: Trout Unlimited Mianus Chapter Secty, Coordinator of Riverbank Restoration in the MRP, fisherman

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