Director of Community Outreach and Education
Melissa Patterson-Serrill is the Director of Community Outreach and Education at the Franklin Land Trust (FLT) and the Massachusetts Woodlands Institute (MWI). She connects people to the work of FLT by offering opportunities for members, volunteers, and landowners to learn, engage, and care for the land. Through MWI she connects forest landowners with management tools and resources, administers state and federal grants that promote forest stewardship, and partners with other conservation organizations to offer educational programming. She directed the Stewardship Field Program at Merck Forest and Farmland Center and is the former Program Director of the Student Conservation Association’s Massachusetts AmeriCorps Program. She holds a BA in environmental studies and education.