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Plaque Honoring Joe Townsend Unveiled at Edwards Farm

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January 11, 2018

The Peconic Land Trust recently unveiled a plaque honoring East Marion resident Joseph Townsend Jr., a former member of the Trust’s Board of Directors and former Greenport Mayor and Southold Town Councilman. The plaque was installed at the Edwards Farm at Orient Point, which has been preserved by the Trust with the extraordinary assistance of the community, Town of Southold, and Mr. Townsend, who recently was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The plaque was installed at the head of a trail that eventually will lead to a new nature observation platform honoring Mr. Townsend that will overlook Hallocks Bay and Orient Beach State Park beyond. Participating in the recent unveiling ceremony with Mr. Townsend were Peconic Land Trust President John v.H. Halsey and Senior Advisor Tim Caufield.

Joe Townsend with the Trust's Tim Caufield and John v.H. Halsey, December 2017