Meet Our Staff | Leslie Salmeron

January 24, 2024

By Leslie Salmeron


Hello, everyone. My name is Leslie, and I am the Marketing and Communications Assistant here at the Trust.

Growing up, I remember taking a stroll through Terrell River County Park with my parents and spending our summer days running up and down the jetties at Meschutt Beach. Even now that I am older, I still find myself going back to the Quogue Wildlife Refuge Center (pictured above) to catch a breath of fresh air. I always knew I wanted to be involved in protecting our environment, but never really knew what I could do to help, that was until I found the Peconic Land Trust!

My journey with the Trust started only six months ago, after graduating from Stony Brook University with a degree in Business Administration specializing in marketing. Although it hasn’t been long, I’ve learned more about Long Island in these six months than I have being here my whole life. I know many people like me have grown up here, not realizing how unique Long Island is and all it has to offer. Working at the Trust, I can do just that, spread our conservation work to the public and interact with our communities to get them more involved.


Karissa Raynor and Leslie Salmeron, Peconic Land Trust staff, registering guests at a Bridge Gardens Members Only Music Night.

I am proud and excited to be part of a team of motivated and passionate individuals looking to make a change for good. This is our little paradise, and we must protect it at all costs for us and future generations and I am happy to be a part of that change. I look forward to meeting all of you at future connection programs!

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