Linda Littlefield Grenfell

Environmental Educator

Period of Service

2014 to present

Phone

207-646-1555 ext 128

Each morning I marvel at the privilege of working here. It is beautiful and quiet. The gift of hearing birds, breezes and buzzing insects is immeasurable.

And it is a delight to share the reserve with visitors. Listening to their stories and enthusiasm is always interesting, and sometimes they want to get involved and I can describe all the volunteer opportunities. School programs and nature tours are so much fun, with interesting people and I always learn new things.

I am on staff to work with volunteers and as an environmental educator. I call this position my 'third career', making good use of my skills and experience as a retired United Methodist clergy, and  college teaching, where I taught world religions, religions, and ethics, focusing on environmental ethics.

I grew up in Eliot, so recently when I met a visitor who had hiked Mt. Agamenticus I told him that 50 years ago as a teenager I skied what are now trails with mature trees. I was not an excellent student in high school but I could ski!

I am so grateful to return home to Maine after living in Massachusetts for many years, and I am grateful to live in a wonderful community with my husband.  All five children are off doing what adult children do; living full lives and raising wonderful kids.

What is your choice of mascot for Wells Reserve and why?

My mascot is the chipmunk — ask me why!

What is your favorite place at Wells Reserve?

My favorite place at the reserve? It is hard to choose, but I do love the Muskie Trail, especially the bend when you see the White Pine.

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