It is with great pleasure that Mattapoisett Land Trust announces the winner of the Blanche B. Perry Scholarship award, for the academic year beginning September 2011. The candidate of choice is Jonathan Wilbur of Mattapoisett Neck Road son of Susan and William Wilbur, and grandson of Rachel Wilbur and the late William Wilbur and Liz and William Field long time supporters of the Mattapoisett Land Trust.
The Mattapoisett Land Trust makes this scholarship contribution available through the Edith Glick Shoolman fund a bequest left to Land Trust. The mission of the Land Trust is to preserve land in order to enrich the quality of life for present and future generations of Mattapoisett residents and visitors.
In his research project on the importance of protecting a salt marsh, Jonathan informs us and quotes his grandfather, Mr. Field, that the “salt marsh is the nursing home of the wild. The marsh gives protection and nutrients to a variety of animals.” Jonathan’s goal is to keep the earth safe. He will be pursuing his academics in the field of environmental protection at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Congratulations to Jonathan Wilbur, Old Rochester Regional High School 2011 graduate.